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MALSCE News - February 2012

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

(from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers)

February 2012


To register online for MALSCE seminars and programs at the MALSCE member rate, you must login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information, contact Diana Gadsby at 617/227-5551 or   dgadsby@engineers.org


MALSCE  Surveyors Rendezvous:  March 18, 2012 on the Boston Common

10 AM - 4 PM.  Join MALSCE Members on Sunday, March 18 near the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common with your surveying equipment.

Register on-line to receive more information from Don Poole: 


January 2012 ACSM

Government Affairs Update

Including: LightSquared News, COFPAES and more


Action Alert from NSPS

and the

Coalition to Save Our GPS

By Feb. 27, send the FCC comments about LightSquared’s claim that "Commercial GPS receivers are not licensed, do not operate under any service rules, and thus are not entitled to any interference protection whatsoever,” requesting that the FCC “not grant interference protection to global positioning systems.”

More:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10722&pid=10386
Contact NSPS Gov. Affairs Consultant Laurence Socci, laurence@theclagroup.com     if you have questions.

About the Coalition to Save Our GPS Coalition:  http://www.saveourgps.org/

MA Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Since 2003, The Engineering Center, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, has been collecting data on the total number of current PE (Professional Engineer) and PLS  (Professional Land Surveyor) licensees on an annual basis.  Download the latest chart


Thank you to the Board of Registration for providing online copies of minutes of past Board Meetings to The Engineering Center.  We have minutes of past meetings back to January 2009: http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?pid=10853


The Board is seeking a Public Member to service on the Board of Registration, More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10916&pid=10225.

Trig-Star Launched for 2012:  Visit Your Local High School MALSCE's Trig-Star Chair, Don Poole, will help you bring Trig-Star and more information about land surveying careers to a high school near you:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10512&pid=10386
February 16-17: Boston kicks off Engineers Week 2012, Radisson Boston
Engineers Week – New England  promotes engineering with events for students and professionals
2/16:  Career Fair - Reserve Your Table

2/17:  Engineers Week-New England Annual Luncheon and Awards Program: New England Achievement Award Winner: Anna Mracek Dietrich, COO and Co-Founder, Terrafugia

Eastern MA Volunteers Needed for 6th Grade Students through DIGITS

MALSCE supports the DIGITS program. We are now seeking volunteers from eastern Massachusetts for visits to 6th grade classrooms this winter and spring.  We provide resource materials and training on your presentation.

Sign up at:  www.digits.us.com

Volunteers interested in classroom visits for North of Boston, Boston, South of Boston, including southeastern MA and Cape Cod and the Islands should sign up on the DIGITS website in February--March

Construction Career Days MALSCE supports Construction Career Days.  Volunteer on May 2-3 to show high school students the basics of land surveying.  More:  www.engineers.org/massccd 
Subscribe to NSPS News and Views - a weekly E-news bulletin Subscribe online, even if you are not a current NSPS member.  View back issues. Link to sign up:   http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?nsps
Support SB 1985, Dam safety, repair and removal bill, in the Massachusetts House of Representatives  Help us win passage of SB 1985 in the Mass. House of Representatives.  It is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. 

More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10865&pid=10225

Link to SB 1985:  https://bitly.com/q6YNWH 

ACSM Radio Hour Each Monday at 11 AM:  This weekly show features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner on key issues affecting surveyors nationwide.  Listen live, 11 AM Eastern:  www.americaswebradio.com    Click the listen icon on the home page
Past Shows:   http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php
MassDOT Municipal Project Guide Available http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10809&pid=10386
Key Dates  See  http://www.malsce.org  for details

2/9/12,  MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter Dinner Meeting, Directional Drilling



2/9/2012, MALSCE Eastern MA Chapter Dinner Meeting, Carlson Software Import/Export Data with Civil 3D, Morehttp://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA-EASTDIN-2-2012


2/16/2012, RISPLS: Municipal  Boundaries,  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_RISPLS21612


2/25/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA, More:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-02.25.12


3/18/2012, MALSCE Surveyors Rendezvous, Boston Common, 10 AM - 4 PM,  More:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL-SR-3-18-2012


3/22/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference


4/21/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA


5/2-3/2012,  Construction Career Days,  www.engineers.org/massccd


5/8/2012, Design Professionals Day at the State House, http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10911&pid=10225
Now a Morning Event - Registration Now Open


5/22/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference


6/23/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA


9/13-14/2012, Vermont Society of Land Surveyors (VSLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.vsls.org/

11/2/2012, Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) 2012 Annual Convention, http://www.ctsurveyor.com/


11/16/2012, Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.rispls.org/

12/6- 7/2012, New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) 2012 Convention,


Edited by Abbie Goodman for MALSCE, agoodman@engineers.org




























































































































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