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The 12th Annual Multi-State Engineering Conference will be held at the Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida, on June 28-30, 2015. Register Here
· September 9, 2015 Lake Charles, La
· September 11, 2015 Covington, LA
· September 14, 2015 Bossier City, LA
· September 16, 2015 Lafayette, LA
· September 18, 2015 Baton Rouge, LA
LES has just launched a new Affiliate Program and is inviting all Government Employees to become a member of our Society. Current Sponsoring Agencies at this time are the LA DOTD.
With over a century of service, LES is the only active engineering organization in the State of Louisiana that serves all disciplines and every area of practice. LES can provide the networking helpful to any career and access to the advice of key professional leaders. LES also provides plenty of opportunities to obtain Professional Development Hours throughout the year and hosts two conferences annually. LES is YOUR VOICE on the regulation of the practice of engineering and surveying in Louisiana through its liaison with the LA Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS). The attached Flyer provides a brief summary of who we are and what we do. Additional information about LES, including Member Benefits and Membership Registration are also attached.
We hope you will consider joining. Please contact Brenda Gajan (Executive Director - 225-924-2021) if you have questions regarding membership.
MnSPE is offering a fall PE exam prep course and registration is now open. Upon registering, please let them know that you were referred by LES. Access PE course information and online registration here.
The National MathCounts competition was held at The Swan resort in Orlando Florida Team Louisiana was well represented by Orianne Luo from Glasgow Middle School, Max Pan from Glasgow Middle School, Carol Hou from Glasgow Middle School and Jojo Deep from NSU Middle Lab School The Louisiana team coach was Cindy Downs from Glasgow Middle School. The students participated in the Written Competition Friday morning, May 9th. The top 12 students competed in the Countdown Round which can be seen on an ESPN webcast. You can get to the webcast from the MathCounts website. In addition, ABC Nightly News interviewed a few of the students on Thursday evening. Congratulations to our team!
LOUISIANA PROFESSIONAL GEOSCIENCE PRACTICE ACT – IMPORTANT UPDATE
Louisiana Representative Hunter Greene’s House Bill 167 has become law. Act 228, effective May 28, 2014, amends and reenacts the Louisiana Revised Statute 37:711.14(B) and 711.15(A)(4)(b) relative to the Louisiana Professional Geoscience Practice Act as follows:
§711.14(B) Examinations – The Board may adopt or recognize, in whole or in part, an examination prepared, administered, or graded by another organization, on a regional or national basis, that the board determines appropriate to measure the qualifications of an applicant for a license under this Chapter; however the board retains the authority to determine a passing grade for a license in this state on an adopted or recognized examination prepared, administered, or graded by another organization, on a regional or national basis.
§711.15(A)(4)(b) License eligibility – An applicant who applies for licensure under this Chapter prior to January 1, 2015, shall be exempt from taking the examination described in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph if the applicant satisfies all the other requirements of this Subsection.