Next meeting September 12, 2017
Contact PEC President Kurt Thompson


2017 Career Days & Engineer of the Year
(photos: C.D. by K. Hoffman and E.O.Y. by Richard Muldez)
(see Events for additional photos)

What Is P.E.C. About

The Peninsula Engineers Council (PEC) is an inter-society council comprised of representatives from organizations dedicated to strengthening and promoting the engineering, profession in the Peninsula area. The member organizations consist of 18 local chapters of engineering and technical societies, a local science and education foundation, and three government organizations. Information on the PEC member organizations may be found throughout this website.

•  Promote the observance of National Engineers Week   •  Select and recognize a Peninsula Engineer of the Year   •  Coordinate efforts in furthering engineering education in the schools and colleges in the area and to increase the interest of youth in the engineering profession  •  Provide a forum for the discussion of problems and activities of common interest.

The Council, was begun in 1970 by Douglas Ensor of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers to bring the larger engineering community of the Peninsula into the recognition of National Engineers Week. The early PEC was an inter-society committee which rotated responsibility for the annual Peninsula Engineer of the Year Award Banquet among themselves. In 1988 a Constitution and By-Laws was developed to formally organize the PEC. This allowed for the creation of standing committees that could develop and implement long range plans and maintain year-to-year continuity of expanded programs. Sixteen societies co-signed the original constitution.

PEC 2017 Banquet Sponsors


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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

NASA's Langley Research Center

Active Member Societies and Agencies

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ASM International (ASM)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Engineers Club of the Virginia Peninsula (ECVP)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Council On Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Technical Association (NTA)
Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE)
The International Society of Logistics (SOLE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Virginia Society of Professional Engineers (VSPE)

Inactive and Previous Members

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Air Combat Command (ACC)
American Helicopter Society (AHS)
American Society of Heating Ref. and Air Cond. Eng.s (ASHRAE)
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab.)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE
National Space Society (NSS)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)