Kimley-Horn presentation 2023The annual Florida Engineering Society/American Council of Engineering Companies-Florida conference in July 2022 kicked off a busy year for FBPE’s outreach efforts.

From July 1, 2022, until June 30, 2023, FBPE staff, board members, and corporate directors were involved in 20 outreach events: 15 in-person events around Florida and five virtual presentations.

Stephen Kowkabany, PE, one of the directors for the Florida Engineers Management Corporation, discussed professional engineer licensure with over six dozen students and instructors during a Florida Engineers in Education session at the FES/ACEC-Florida conference.

Once Florida’s engineering students were back in class, outreach events picked up. During the 2022-23 school year, FBPE staff made presentations to more than 1,600 students in 14 engineering classes or groups at Florida A&M University, Florida State University, FSU Panama City, the University of Florida, the University of North Florida, and the University of West Florida.

During the presentations, FBPE Executive Director Zana Raybon provided the students with information about the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles & Practice of Engineering exam, the requirements for education and experience, and the steps needed to apply for a PE license in Florida. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions following the presentations.

Kimley-Horn 2022FBPE staff also volunteered at the annual Mathcounts state competition and the ASCE Southeast Student Conference/AISC Steel Bridge Competition in March 2023.

FBPE Board member Dylan Albergo also provided a presentation on PE licensure and engineering ethics to around 60 members of the Florida Association of County Engineers & Road Superintendents (FACERS) in late November 2022.

In addition to colleges of engineering and engineering associations, FBPE staff also made presentations for Kimley-Horn and Pike Engineering that were tailored to interns and engineers early in their careers.

For more about FBPE’s outreach presentations, see the Events and Conferences page.