FAMU student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers

James K. Williams II introduces FBPE Executive Director Zana Raybon at a presentation for FAMU student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Florida Board of Professional Engineers staff continued the Board’s outreach efforts with more in-person presentations over the past year, as the pandemic allowed.

Out of 10 events, seven were in-person, while three were virtual.

FBPE Executive Director Zana Raybon discussed the steps required for becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida to around 1,300 students over the course of the 2021-22 school year.

Presentations were made in person, online, or via a hybrid combination to students at Florida A&M University, Florida State University, the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the University of West Florida. Most of the presentations were to classes, but two were to student organizations: FAMU’s Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering Club and its student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Additionally, dozens of building officials stopped by the Board’s table at the Building Officials Association of Florida’s 2022 annual conference in early June in Orlando. FBPE Lead Investigator Wendy Anderson was on hand to answer questions from building officials on topics ranging from the proper signing and sealing of engineering documents to how to file a complaint against an engineer.

FBPE staff will be scheduling presentations — both in-person and virtual — this fall and next spring to classes and clubs at Florida’s colleges of engineering, and to engineering companies’ engineer interns. If you are interested in having staff discuss PE licensure, please email the Board’s public information officer, Bill Lampkin, at wlampkin@fbpe.org.