Eastern Chapter

Eastern Chapter Events

    • 29 Jan 2022
    • Anthony Middle School, Manhattan, Kansas

    Future City Competition Judges Needed!

    The Great Plains Region of the 2021-2022 Future City Competition will be held on Saturday 1/29/2022 in Manhattan at Anthony Middle School. We are currently in need of Presentation and Q&A judges! This competition is now scheduled as a virtual event.

    We are recruiting judges for the deliverables listed below:

    • City Essay - 58 points – Available to be judged from late December 2021/Early January 2022 to Monday 01/17/2022: Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their future city and their solution to this year's challenge: A Waste-Free Future.
    • City Model Slideshow - 65 points – Available to be judged from late December 2021/Early January 2022 to Monday 01/17/2021: Students build a scale model of their city using recycled materials and including a moving part. Teams may choose to build one model or several segments. Then teams use a provided template to showcase their model via a slideshow.
    • City Presentation Video - 50 points – Available to be judged from Tuesday 01/18/2022 to Saturday 01/22/2022: Students record an up-to-7-minute video presentation about their future city, discussing its features and their solution to the annual challenge.
    • City Q&A - 25 points – Competition held on Saturday 01/22/2022: Students answer questions from judges (experts in engineering, technical, and city design fields) during a 10-minute live session.

    Register Today via this link: https://dashboard.futurecity.org/judge-registration

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, KS, 66211

    MATHCOUNTS Volunteers Needed

    We will be hosting an in-person BONUS Mathcounts Chapter competition this year. Our annual MATHCOUNTS competition for the Eastern Chapter of KSPE is back! This year’s bonus competition will be on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Like we have done pre-COVID, it will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211).

    Our bonus competition will advance 4 to 5 teams to the state competition in addition to some advancement opportunities based on a virtual official test. We will be advancing around 20 students to the state competition from this bonus event, so your help in making this in-person event a success would be greatly appreciated.

    We need volunteers to help grade, register schools, monitor tests, and help with the awards presentation. Positions are needed for the following times:

    Grade & Monitor Tests (majority of people): 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Set up: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Countdown Round & Awards: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for more than one task, please feel free to stick around as much as you like throughout the day.

    If you are available and willing to help out with the bonus competition or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Henkhaus at 913.219.6738 or by email at REHenkhaus@GarverUSA.com. 

    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    KSPE Souper Bowl for Caring

    Date: Saturday, February 12th

    Time: 8:30am-10:30am


    Stay tuned for registration info!


    Don your favorite football team’s jersey and join thousands of people across the nation in the fight against hunger during Souper Bowl Weekend of Caring.


    The Volunteer Engagement Center is a vital part of Harvesters’ mission to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. In this area, volunteers sort and repack food, which assists Harvesters in feeding more than 141,500 people each month.

    Volunteer tasks are assigned based on product availability and project prioritization.


    Opportunities include:

    • Sorting and boxing nonperishable food
    • Packing fresh produce
    • Sorting and boxing bread
    • Repacking ready-to-eat food and bulk products
    • May include refrigerated or meat products
    • Packing BackSnack


    Please note Harvesters is not accepting volunteers under age 16 due to COVID concerns following requirements:

    • Volunteers must be 16 years or older
    • Based on current guidance from the CDC, Harvesters has implemented the following mask policy:

    ◦ All visitors will be required to wear masks when they are visiting us at our Kansas City or Topeka facility.

    ◦ Everyone is expected to wear the mask in a manner that fully covers your nose and mouth. Masks should not be worn below your nose.

    • All volunteers must sign a waiver prior to their volunteer shift.

    ◦ The volunteer must be able to read, comprehend and attest to the information contained in the waiver independently to satisfy the COVID safety protocol requirement.

    • Long pants and close toe shoes are required.

    ◦ Some activities may require hair nets and other food safety garments 


    • 24 Feb 2022

    Save the Date!

    MSPE Western Chapter & KSPE Eastern Chapter, Co-Sponsors, cordially invite you and your firm to join them at the 71st Annual Engineers week Celebration. 

    More Details
    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM

    2022 BRIDGE BUILDING EVENT

    The Eastern Chapter’s 39th Annual Model Bridge Building Contest will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Students in grades 9 through 12 within the Eastern Chapter’s region are eligible to compete in the Model Bridge Contest.

    The contest encourages students to get involved in a challenging and fun engineering project. The students each design and construct their own model bridge made entirely of basswood sticks and glue. The model bridges are then loaded to failure to determine the bridge’s structural efficiency (total mass supported divided by the mass of the bridge). The bridge with the highest structural efficiency wins. The first and second place contestants are eligible to win an expense assisted trip to compete at the 2022 International Bridge Building Contest in Pennsylvania.

    Volunteers are always needed to assist students with testing of their bridges. If you are interested in helping with the contest, contact Mark Johnston at 816.945.5898 (mjohnston@hwlochner.com)


    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grande Ave, Kansas City, MO

    59th Consecutive Meeting with the NSPE President - A Kansas City Tradition


    When: 
    Thursday, September 29, 2022


    Time: 
    5:15 - 5:45 p.m. - Social

    5:45 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Presentation


    Where: 
    Grand Street Café  

    4740 Grande Ave

    Kansas City, MO


    Cost: 
    $30 for Members and Guests

    $15 for Student Chapter Members


    EVENT DETAILS:

    Featuring Mr. Britt Smith, P.E. F.NSPE, the 2022-2023 President of NSPE. 

    Register Here: https://mspe.org/event-4596252

MATHCOUNTS Volunteers Needed

We will be hosting an in-person BONUS Mathcounts Chapter competition this year. Our annual MATHCOUNTS competition for the Eastern Chapter of KSPE is back! This year’s bonus competition will be on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Like we have done pre-COVID, it will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS 66211).

Our bonus competition will advance 4 to 5 teams to the state competition in addition to some advancement opportunities based on a virtual official test. We will be advancing around 20 students to the state competition from this bonus event, so your help in making this in-person event a success would be greatly appreciated.

We need volunteers to help grade, register schools, monitor tests, and help with the awards presentation. Positions are needed for the following times:

Grade & Monitor Tests (majority of people): 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Set up: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Countdown Round & Awards: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for more than one task, please feel free to stick around as much as you like throughout the day.

If you are available and willing to help out with the bonus competition or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Henkhaus at 913.219.6738 or by email at REHenkhaus@GarverUSA.com. 



Future City Competition Judges Needed!

The Great Plains Region of the 2021-2022 Future City Competition will be held on Saturday 1/29/2022 in Manhattan at Anthony Middle School. We are currently in need of Presentation and Q&A judges! This competition is now scheduled as a virtual event.

We are recruiting judges for the deliverables listed below:

  • City Essay - 58 points – Available to be judged from late December 2021/Early January 2022 to Monday 01/17/2022: Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their future city and their solution to this year's challenge: A Waste-Free Future.
  • City Model Slideshow - 65 points – Available to be judged from late December 2021/Early January 2022 to Monday 01/17/2021: Students build a scale model of their city using recycled materials and including a moving part. Teams may choose to build one model or several segments. Then teams use a provided template to showcase their model via a slideshow.
  • City Presentation Video - 50 points – Available to be judged from Tuesday 01/18/2022 to Saturday 01/22/2022: Students record an up-to-7-minute video presentation about their future city, discussing its features and their solution to the annual challenge.
  • City Q&A - 25 points – Competition held on Saturday 01/22/2022: Students answer questions from judges (experts in engineering, technical, and city design fields) during a 10-minute live session.

Register Today via this link: https://dashboard.futurecity.org/judge-registration

2022 BRIDGE BUILDING EVENT

The Eastern Chapter’s 39th Annual Model Bridge Building Contest will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Students in grades 9 through 12 within the Eastern Chapter’s region are eligible to compete in the Model Bridge Contest.

The contest encourages students to get involved in a challenging and fun engineering project. The students each design and construct their own model bridge made entirely of basswood sticks and glue. The model bridges are then loaded to failure to determine the bridge’s structural efficiency (total mass supported divided by the mass of the bridge). The bridge with the highest structural efficiency wins. The first and second place contestants are eligible to win an expense assisted trip to compete at the 2022 International Bridge Building Contest in Pennsylvania.

Volunteers are always needed to assist students with testing of their bridges. If you are interested in helping with the contest, contact Mark Johnston at 816.945.5898 (mjohnston@hwlochner.com)


KSPE Souper Bowl for Caring

Date: Saturday, February 12th

Time: 8:30am-10:30am

Stay tuned for registration info!

Don your favorite football team’s jersey and join thousands of people across the nation in the fight against hunger during Souper Bowl Weekend of Caring.

The Volunteer Engagement Center is a vital part of Harvesters’ mission to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. In this area, volunteers sort and repack food, which assists Harvesters in feeding more than 141,500 people each month.

Volunteer tasks are assigned based on product availability and project prioritization.

Opportunities include:

  • Sorting and boxing nonperishable food
  • Packing fresh produce
  • Sorting and boxing bread
  • Repacking ready-to-eat food and bulk products
  • May include refrigerated or meat products
  • Packing BackSnack

Please note Harvesters is not accepting volunteers under age 16 due to COVID concerns following requirements:

• Volunteers must be 16 years or older

• Based on current guidance from the CDC, Harvesters has implemented the following mask policy:

◦ All visitors will be required to wear masks when they are visiting us at our Kansas City or Topeka facility.

◦ Everyone is expected to wear the mask in a manner that fully covers your nose and mouth. Masks should not be worn below your nose.

• All volunteers must sign a waiver prior to their volunteer shift.

◦ The volunteer must be able to read, comprehend and attest to the information contained in the waiver independently to satisfy the COVID safety protocol requirement.

• Long pants and close toe shoes are required.

◦ Some activities may require hair nets and other food safety garments 

Follow us on Twitter: @KSPE_EC 

AWARDS

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Award Categories

  • Engineer of the Year
  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Government Engineer of the Year
  • Intern Engineer of the Year
  • KSPE Award
  • Outstanding Engineering Achievement
  • Professional Development
  • Outstanding Citizen
  • Outstanding Teacher


LEADERSHIP


President

 

Rachel Henkhaus, PhD, P.E.

Garver

7509 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway

Suite 200

Kansas City, MO 64153

816-849-2004

email


Vice President

 

Chad Hall, P.E.

10450 Holmes Rd., Suite 600

Kansas City, MO 64131

816-360-2731

email

Treasurer

 

Cody Porter, P.E.

Wilson & Company Inc.

800 E. 101st. Ter. Ste 200

Kansas City, KS 64131

816-701-3355

email

Secretary

Jordan Herbert, P.E.

HNTB

7400 W. 129th Street

Overland Park, KS 66213

913-312-4959

email

 Past President

 

Kurt Rotering, P.E., PTOE

Olsson

7301 W. 133rd Street 

Overland Park, KS 66213

913-381-1170

email

State Director

 

Kurt Rotering, P.E., PTOE

Olsson

7301 W. 133rd Street 

Overland Park, KS 66213

913-381-1170

email

Sr. Director


 

Tony Rome, P.E.

City of Overland Park, KS

8500 Santa Fe Drive

Overland Park, KS 66212

913-895-6001

email

Director(s)

Model Bridge                              

(1 year)     

 

Derek Hopkins, P.E.

913-388-3723

email

Jr.                                        

Director               

E-Week

(2 Years)

 

Cindy McCann, P.E.

HNTB Corporation

7400 W. 129th Street, Suite 100

Overland Park, KS 66213

913-312-4826, 913-491-9337 (Fax)

email





Director MathCounts                     

(1 year)

 

Rachel Henkhaus, PhD, P.E.

Garver

7509 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway

Suite 200

Kansas City, MO 64153

816-849-2004

email


 Awards

Allison Bruner, P.E.

TREKK Design Group

1411 E 104th Street

Kansas City, MO 64131

816-877-8686

email

Legislative

 

Charlie Love, P.E.

City of Lenexa

12350 West 87th Parkway

Lenexa, KS  66215

913-477-7500

email

Membership

 

Robynn Andracsek, P.E.

Burns & McDonnell

9400 Ward Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64114

816-822-3596

email

Fundraising

 

Rodney M. Holcomb, S.E.,P.E.

Burns & McDonnell

9400 Ward Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64114

816-349-6693

email

Engineering Preparation     

 

Tawn Nugent, P.E., DBIA

TREKK Design Group

1411 E 104th Street

Kansas City, MO 64131

816-506-1017

email

Young Engineers

Darren Meyer, P.E.

Wilson & Co

800 E. 101st Ter, Suite 200

Kansas City, MO 64131

816-556-3628

email


Advertising

 

Kristen Leathers, P.E.

Affinis Corporation

7401 West 129th Street, Suite 110

Overland Park, KS 66213

913-239-1122

email

Community Service

Anne Schroer, P.E.

GBA

One Renner Ridge

9801 Renner Boulevard

Lenexa, KS 66219-9745

913-577-8257

email

 

Executive Secretary

 

Nicolle Downing 

816-294-9563

email

 


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