NSPE Magazine: Leading and Promoting the PE in the Permian Basin
Written By: NSPE Today
Date: February 9, 2022
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers’ Permian Basin Chapter is located in the heart of a bustling oil and gas industry that is attractive to engineers and technical professionals. While there is no big push for engineering licensure in that industry, the chapter is playing a unique role by promoting the PE and fostering engagement in West Texas.
The Permian Basin chapter hosts a popular fall ethics seminar, a spring lunch-and-learn event, and golf tournament. The most recent tournament had 14 participating teams and generated $10,000 for a scholarship fund.
“We offer a way for professional engineers to come together for continuing education. We also have a broader representation of the profession than any other [engineering] organization, which sets us apart in the region,” says Amanda Benson, P.E., chapter president and a civil engineer at Parkhill, a multidisciplinary engineering and architecture firm in Midland.