The American Society of Plumbing Engineers announced the recent formation of a student chapter at the Wentworth Institute of Technology located in Boston. The student chapter, which held its first meeting on Jan. 31, is currently comprised of 13 students representing Bachelor of Science programs in mechanical engineering technology and architecture.

ASPE Boston Chapter Vice President Fredrick Neth, EIT, technical and lead mechanical engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff, has taken the lead in working with the faculty and students of Wentworth to help form the student chapter. Ryan Eisenhauer was elected to serve as the president of the student chapter.

Students participating in the chapter will have access to ASPE technical presentations and publications, mentoring opportunities with practicing engineers and designers, and networking connections that will be with them their entire careers.

The Wentworth-ASPE Student Chapter will have direct support from the ASPE Boston Chapter. LLP, states,

“Many of our Boston Chapter members received their engineering degrees from Wentworth, and we are committed to giving back to the Wentworth community by supporting the new student chapter,” said ASPE Boston Chapter President Richard Dean, CPD, senior plumbing designer at Vanderweil Engineers. “I am particularly excited about working with all stakeholders in the plumbing community, including manufacturers and contractors, to set up internship programs for the student chapter members.”

Students or faculty who have an interest in working with ASPE to form a student chapter at their institution can contact Stacey Kidd, ASPE director of membership, at skidd@aspe.org to gain additional information.

Source: ASPE

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