FES Committees Have Something for Everyone

FES connects engineers from all disciplines across the Sunshine State. Members have the opportunity for growth and professional development by working with professionals in a number of issue-specific committees.

The Annual Conference Steering Committee shall be responsible for the planning, promotion, and conduct of the annual conference. Members of the committee are asked to select a site for the conference, plan agenda, and select speakers.

The Awards Committee shall be responsible for the establishment of criteria for FES awards. Members of the committee are asked to solicit nominees, score applications, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for winners.

The College Development Committee shall be concerned with the establishment and operation of student chapters. Members of the committee act as a liaison between the student and the parent chapter and maintain contact with students and the faculty advisor.

The Commission on Legislative & Government Relations is responsible for drafting and seeking introduction of and developing support for the passage of legislation or the adoption of rules that impact the health, safety, and welfare of the public or affect the engineering profession.

The Energy Committee shall be concerned with energy matters that affect the public and the profession. Members of the committee are asked to make recommendations to the Commission on Government and Legislative Affairs on legislative issues dealing with energy.

The Florida Engineers in Education or FEE is one of the five practice sections of the Florida Engineering Society representing those members who are engaged in teaching, research, or administration in the field of education. Any member of FES may participate in the activities of this section subject to the FEE Rules of Government and Operations.

FELI was created with the mission to transition engineering professionals into community professionals and leaders within our societies, communities, and workplaces. Through its initial 10-month class, FELI enhances the leadership skills of its participants and sets out a clear pathway to put these skills into practice serving our profession and our communities.

The K-12 Committee shall be concerned with promoting the engineering profession to students in grades K-12. Members of the committee are asked to form relationships with contacts in the local school system, provide volunteers with presentation materials/tools, and develop/lead the local K-12 Committee.

The Leadership Development Committee shall study and make recommendations to the FES Board of Directors with respect to the organization, management, activities, and procedures of chapters, including new chapters and reorganization of existing chapters and provide guidance, assistance, and encouragement to chapter officers and committees in establishing and conducting activities, programs, and projects to serve the needs of the chapter members and the public which they serve.

The MATHCOUNTS® Committee shall plan, promote and organize the annual MATHCOUNTS Competition.

The Membership Development Committee shall be concerned with increasing and retaining membership in the society. Members of the committee are asked to distribute monthly roster to officers and members, update chapter about current membership projects, and display membership information meetings and events.

The Public Relations Committee shall study, develop, and make recommendations to the FES Board for projects, programs, and activities to be undertaken to increase the public’s knowledge and image of the engineering profession.

The Scholarship Committee shall be concerned with the administration, promotion, evaluation and nomination of scholarships. Members of the committee are asked to solicit nominees through working with local schools and issuing press releases, as well as score applications to determine recipients.

The Young Professional Development Committee shall be concerned with the professional development of young engineers. Members of the committee are asked to establish a seminar schedule at least one year out, review evaluations from the previous year, and assist with planning, selecting speakers, and organizing seminars.