National Engineer’s Week is a time to reflect on the history and importance of engineers in our Country. In Maryland, the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers charter was established on March 23, 1938 and MD Governor O’Conner signed the Maryland Registration Law for Engineers on May 27, 1939. The reason these organizations and registrations were established was in an effort to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public. Such a responsibility should not be taken lightly.
I followed in the footsteps of my father who was a Professional Engineer. As a kid, I remember him sharing with me how proud he was to be a Professional Engineer and the responsibility that came with the license. As a Professional Engineer myself for over 30 years every time I seal a document, I ask myself, have I made every effort to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public.
Be sure this week to reflect on the history of Engineers, the importance of Engineers in our lives, and if you are fortunate to be a Professional Engineer, ask yourself, “have I made every effort to protect the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public”. Melvin C. (Chuck) Beall, Jr., P.E. #Eweek2020 #DMW50years