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Vol. 10, No. 10, May 11, 2017

WOA announces a new 2017 Technical Symposium scholarship
WOA (The Women of ASPE) has created a scholarship to help a deserving member attend ASPE's 2017 Technical Symposium in Montreal on October 19-22. To be eligible, an applicant must be a female ASPE member either enrolled in an engineering program at a college/university or employed in the engineering field with less than five years of work experience, as well as have a valid passport. The application and more information can be found here, and the deadline to apply is June 30.

Which professional development sessions will you attend at the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium?
The Technical Education Program for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium has been released and includes 35 sessions as well as a full-day workshop and tours of the Jean R. Marcotte wastewater treatment plant. If you take full advantage of the Symposium, you can earn 1.2 CEUs for your recertification requirements. Registration is now open at 2017tech.aspe.org

New exhibitors join the Technical Symposium Product Show
Canplas, IPEX, Nibco, and Watts North America (as Gold Sponsors) and Applied System Technologies (as a Friend Sponsor) recently signed up for the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Product Show, which is being held at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal on October 19-20. To join our growing list of exhibitors, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235.

Sign up to win a free registration to the Society of Women Engineers Annual Convention
WOA (The Women of ASPE) will be representing ASPE at this event being held in Austin, Texas on October 26-28 and is giving away two free registrations. (Registrations do not include air, hotel, or additional expenses.) To enter the drawing, you must be a member of ASPE and part of WOA. To submit your name, email skidd@aspe.org by June 15.

Central Ohio Chapter teaches local engineers about steam systems
Check out our LinkedIn page to learn more about this initiative to educate local plumbing industry professionals in a brief article by the Central Ohio Chapter's Vice President, Technical, Tony Furst, LEED AP.

Heating system experts are needed
For its annual Heating Season Preview, Plumbing Engineer magazine is looking for heating system engineers to contribute their knowledge. Contact Sharon@tmbpublishing.com to volunteer. To read last year's Heating Season Preview, click here

Plumbing Engineer magazine seeks Internet survey participants
For an article in the July 2017 issue, Plumbing Engineer also is looking for input on trends, new technologies and apps, and usage among companies and engineers. To participate, visit bit.do/PE2017Survey by May 26. If you have any photos of yourself or employees using different applications that you'd like to share, email Sharon@tmbpublishing.com with the subject: PE Internet Survey.

Local networking events just announced
ASPE's New York City Chapter is holding a free Plumbing & Fire Protection Exposition on May 17 at the Jacob Javits Center River Pavilion from 4-8 p.m., and ASPE's Pittsburgh Chapter is holding its annual golf outing on June 16 at the River Forest Country Club in Freeport, Pennsylvania. Visit aspe.org/chapterevents to learn more about these and other local Chapter events.

The second-quarter ASPE Board Report is now available
At aspe.org/BODnewsletter you can learn about new initiatives and programs being implemented by the Society's Board of Directors, as well as news from the Regions. (Member login required.)

ASPE's Education Committee publishes its newest newsletter
The second-quarter 2017 Education Newsletter contains stories on mentoring, the Pittsburgh Chapter's involvement in Boy Scouts of America, and more. You can find it on our Educational Programs & Tools page.

Legionella DNA found in 84 percent of cooling towers across the country
A recent CDC examination of water from 196 cooling towers across the United States shows how widespread Legionella may be in these devices across the country. More>>

Drinking Water Week encourages consumers to care for their tap water
The American Water Works Association is celebrating Drinking Water Week this week with the theme "Your Water--to Know It Is to Love It."

ENERGY STAR recognition reaches new high
In 2016, 91 percent of U.S. households surveyed reported recognizing the ENERGY STAR label, almost 75 percent indicated the ENERGY STAR label was influential in their purchasing decision, and 85 percent were likely to recommend ENERGY STAR-labeled products to a friend, according to the annual Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) household survey.

IAPMO seeks comments on UPC amendment
The proposed amendment would revise some values in UPC Table 501.1(1) pertaining to water heater capacity ratings, and the deadline to submit a comment is tomorrow. More>>

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WQA issues call for speakers for its 2018 conference
The 2018 WQA Convention & Exposition is scheduled for March 26-29 in Denver, and presentation proposals on topics such as emerging contaminants, regulatory matters, and water-related legislative issues will be accepted until June 30. More>>

NSF announces The Building & Plumbing Bulletin
To help plumbing industry professionals navigate the regulatory world, NSF International has started publishing The Building & Plumbing Bulletin, which will cover various topics in the plumbing and plastics industries. To stay informed on upcoming bulletins, sign up here

Registration is open for the WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Exposition
This urban water efficiency conference is being held October 4-6 in Las Vegas, and the early bird registration rate ends June 4. More>>

Fluid Sealing Association launches a new mechanical seals KnowledgeBase
At fsaknowledgebase.org, manufacturers and users of mechanical seals can find information on product design, materials of construction, and the proper specification, application, and maintenance of these products.


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