IES offers several programs to our membership throughout the year. Some programs are for educational, motivational and networking purposes for members and others help to advance and promote the engineering field. Some of the current programs are listed below.
The Iowa Engineering Society holds the Iowa Engineering Conference in May of each year. This is typically a 1 1/2 day meeting held in the Des Moines are (see Calendar of Events for more information). Programming and registration details are typically available on this site and promoted to members approximately 8 weeks prior to the conference (around March). The agenda includes educational programs with continuing education credits, meals and the Awards Dinner and recognition for the winners of the ACEC-IA Engineering Excellence Awards.
Iowa Engineering Society's statewide mathematics competition encourages and rewards math excellence in our state's middle and junior high schools. IES members reach hundreds of young people every year. IES Chapters typically hold their competitions in February and state finalists compete at the State Competition typically at the end of March/ early April each year at the Olmsted Center of Drake University in Des Moines. Check out the MATHCOUNTS page for more information.
PE Leadership Program
The PE Institute is aimed at giving practicing professional engineers the leadership skills needed to succeed in this demanding profession. These programs will be tailored for the professional engineer with 7-10 years of experience and who are looking to advance their careers.
Some IES Chapters offer scholarships to high school seniors wishing to pursue an engineering degree and career. Click on the link below for more information to determine if there are scholarship opportunities in your area.
IES has a NEW website!
We are thrilled to announce that the IES website has been updated to a more dynamic system that will help with the work of keeping our membership connected. With social networking support, simple tools for staying in touch, space for sharing documents and photos and resources to support Chapters and committees, we can use it to communicate among members and highlight great work being done in our industry. In addition, www.iaengr.org is going to be the workhorse that will collect member dues and support event registrations and payments.
We hope you enjoy the new site!