On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, FBPE staff members met with more than three dozen students in Dr. Lisa Spainhour’s Pre-Senior Design and Professional Issues class at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee.

FBPE Assistant Executive Director Rebecca Sammons presented information on the steps to Professional Engineering licensure, with emphasis on encouraging the students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during their senior year or immediately after graduating, as well as planning for the Principles & Practice (PE) exam later in their careers. She then answered students’ questions regarding licensure.

The civil engineering class covers engineering and professional ethics, and professional practice issues relevant to the design and construction of engineering projects. The class culminates with teams preparing formal proposals addressing engineering challenges, which will then be completed in a subsequent class.