Tech to host state professional engineering, land surveying board meeting

Sep 19, 2012 | Engineering and Science

In keeping with their decision to hold meetings at engineering schools throughout the state, the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS) will hold its September 2012 meeting on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
The board meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 24 in room 301 of Bogard Hall.  Louisiana Tech engineering students are invited to a free jambalaya dinner outside of Bogard beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Stan Napper, dean of Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science, said he is pleased to host the LAPELS Board.  “Louisiana Tech University has always played an active role in support of the state licensing board, and continues to encourage its faculty and students to become licensed as professional engineers.
“Many Louisiana Tech graduates have served, and continue to serve, on the LAPELS Board.  We are very pleased to welcome the entire Board, and all of the engineering deans in Louisiana, to campus.”
Established in 1908, LAPELS is the second oldest licensing board of its kind in the country.  The LAPELS Board works to “safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare.”  The Board’s registration law for professional engineers and land surveyors establishes and maintains a high standard of integrity in practice with the primary goal of providing a positive relationship between registrants and the public.
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Written by Catherine Fraser –