One of the missions of FBPE is to increase public awareness of professional engineering licensure. To that end, FBPE staff talks with students at colleges of engineering around Florida, as well as students at primary and secondary schools.
FBPE Executive Director Zana Raybon discusses engineering licensure during a meeting of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Theta Tau chapter.
In Fiscal Year 2018-19, more than 2,100 engineering students at six Florida universities saw presentations on engineering exams and licensure. FBPE staff, including Executive Director Zana Raybon, Assistant Executive Director Rebecca Sammons and Public Information Officer William Lampkin, made 14 visits to Florida universities during the school year.
They also volunteered at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s regional Steel Bridge Competition, held this year in Knoxville, Tenn., in conjunction with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Southeast Student Conference.
In addition to the universities, staff visited a science and math school in Tallahassee to talk about engineering during a career day, and volunteered at the state Mathcounts competition, which was attended by more than 300 middle school students.
FBPE Investigators Wendy Anderson and Trebor Raze and PIO Lampkin attended the Building Officials Association of Florida annual conference near St. Augustine, where they staffed a booth handing out information regarding unlicensed engineering activity and answering questions from building officials.