Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors

Board's Mission Statement

The Board's mission is to safeguard life, health and property of the public by assuring that those who practice the professions of engineering and land surveying are licensed and attain and maintain competence in those professions.


Board Announcements

Kynric M. Pell, Sr., PE 1639

April 5, 1938-June 19, 2022

Kynric M. Pell, Sr. 1938- 2022 Kynric Martin Pell, Sr. passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in New Braunfels, Texas.


Kyn was born on April 5, 1938, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; the first son of Leonard M. W. Pell and Edna A. (Carlson) Pell. The Pell family moved to Florida in 1956 where he received B.A.S.E., M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. Kyn served as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University 1967-1971. Kyn then served as a faculty member of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming 1971-1989, obtaining his Wyoming Professional Engineering license on July 8, 1974. He became Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UW until serving as Dean of the College of Engineering 1996-1999. His research included Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, and Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing in support of IBM and the US Navy. While Dean, he established a College National Advisory Board, worked with the department heads and associate deans to accomplish a successful accreditation review, implemented a college-wide Senior Design Symposium, helped a committee establish a College of Engineering Hall of Fame, and worked with the Director of Development to increase the College endowment fund by $6 million, all of which will assist faculty and students to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century.


Kyn enjoyed travelling, either flying a Cessna or driving across country, he made and shared many memories of work-related and family trips. He also embarked on an addition to his family cottage in Ontario which has been a work-in-progress since his retirement in 1999.


In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the

Dean Kynric M. Pell Engineering Scholarship at the University of Wyoming Foundation or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

A celebration of Kyn's life will be planned for the summer of 2023.

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Outreach - 2022

E-week 2022

Begins with a bang as the Governor's Proclamation of Professional Engineers Week is signed!

On February 16, 2022, students participated in the Engineers Week Proclamation signing with Governor Gordon.

Thank you Wyoming Professionals of 2022

Third graders across Wyoming will work hand in hand with professional engineers as part of the nationwide DiscoverE Engineer’s Week (EWeek) February 21-25, 2022. Since Wyoming’s EWeek began in 2015, the event has become a highlight in elementary classrooms. EWeek 2022 will match over 100 professional engineers with over 3120 of Wyoming’s 3rd grade students. During the event, professional engineers guide hands on activities which engage students in learning opportunities that teach fundamental engineering principles while inspiring problem solving and innovative thinking.

EWeek Wyoming is a collaborative effort with the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (UWCEAS), Wyoming Engineering Society, Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, the DiscoverE organization, and Union Wireless.

None of this would be possible without the generous sponsorship of Andy and Kim Krieger, UW Alumni, and Union Telephone of Wyoming. The CEAS wishes to extend their sincerest appreciation for supporting this important outreach effort and helping to inspire the next generation of engineers.

PE

Aaron Spenny

Abby Labahn

Alan Corey

Alex Sveda

Alin Cortez

Amanda Miller

Amol Bhavsar

Andrea Taylor

Andrew Elston

Andy Hooten

Beau Hill

Ben Weaver

Benjamin Nemec

Benoit Cordoba

Blake Nichols

Brandt Lyman

Brenda Green

Brendan Thoman

Brent Bennett

Brent Helms

Brian Gray

Brian Rentner

Brianna Tobin

Brock Roberts

Burt Andreen

Cara Keslar

Carter Baxter

Chad Forsman

Chad Lockman

Chris Hill

Christina Hiegel

Christopher Stockman

Cody Woods

Cole Wright

Craig Shavlik

Dan Kerbs

Dan Mummert

Daniel Hayes

David L. Ewing

Drew Pitt

Dylan Wade

Emily Bauder

Gareth Powell

Greg Shavlik

Harrison Carter

Harry E. Hughes, PE

Ian Morrison

Jacob Wright

James G Kowalski

Jason Ditton

Jeff Fuller

PE

Jera Likely

Jessica Klein

Jill Rosselott

Jill Rosselott

Joe Hall

Jolene Baker

Jordan Roberts

Joseph S Demidovich Jr

Josh Richardson

Justin Loyka

Kasey Jones

Kelby Wilkison

Kelly Erickson

Kelly Meyers

Kelsey Johnson

Krista Johnston

Kristen Stocks

Lance Hopkin

Leo Giangiacomo

Libby Bales

Lillian Freed

Lloyd Thomas

Lou Harmon

Mark Westenskow

Matt Olsen

Michael Doherty

Mikaela Bussell

Mike Brady

Mike Donnell, P. E.

Nicole Nielsen

Pete Spuler, PE.

Peter Melander

Quentin Rogers

Ryan Kobbe

Sabrina Hamner

Sean King

Shahid (Bobby) Rauf

Shane Noonan

Skylar Wade

Steve Bruce

Terry Skinner

Thomas Morneau

Tiffany Scott

Tony MacDonald

Will Hensel

William Bridges

William Harvey

William Nunn

Zack Meek

Zyg Samiec

FIRMS

Andreen Hunt Const. Inc

Augmented Reservoir Solutions LLC

Ayres Associates

Bridger Pipeline

Campbell County

City of Casper

City of Green River

City of Lander

Civil Engineering Professionals, Inc

Consulting Engineering Services, MT LLC

Bureau of Reclamation, previous - WLC

Devon Energy

Dominion Energy

DOWL

Eagle Engineering & Surveying, Inc.

Encompass Energy Consulting

Engineering Associates

Engineering Design Associates

Extreme Petroleum Technology, Inc.

Forsgren Associates Inc

Ghost Solutions LLC

Inberg-Miller Engineers

JBW Consulting Engineers

Jorgensen Associates

Jorgensen Geotechnical

Kirkwood Oil and Gas

KL&A

KLJ Engineering

Martin/ Martin Wyoming

MC Schaff

Nelson Engineering

Orso Oil & Gas Consulting, LLC

Owl Creek Engineering, LLC

Peabody

Pickett and Associates

Powder River Energy Corp.

Pryor Mountain Engineering

Samuel Engineering, Inc.

Semtrain, LLC

SolTerra Engineering

Stantec Consulting Services Inc

State of Wyoming - Department of Environmental Quality

Stocks Consulting

Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners

T-O Engineers

Trihydro Corporation

Vacutech

Western Engineers & Geologists

Western Fuels-Wyoming, Inc.

Western Research and Development/Y2

WYDOT

SCHOOLS

4-J School

Arp

Ashgrove elementary

Bain Elementary School

Bar Nunn

Big Piney Elementary School

Buffalo Ridge

Burns Elementary School

Cloud Peak Elementary

Conestoga Elementary

Crest Hill Elementary

Deming elem.

Desert View Elementary

Douglas Intermediate School

Dry Creek Elementary

Fort Caspar Academy

Gannett Peak Elementary School

Gilchrist Elementary

Glenn Livingston Elementary School

Guernsey Sunrise Elementary

Highland Park

Hobbs Elementary

Holy Name Catholic School

Indian Paintbrush Elementary

Jackson Elementary

Kaycee

Laramie Montessori

Lincoln Elementary

Linford

Little Snake River Valley School

Martin Luther Grammar School

Meadowlark Elementary

Meeteetse Schools

Monroe Elementary

Moorcroft K8

Mountain View

Northpark

Oregon Trail

Paradise Valley Elem

Park Elementary

Pine Bluffs Elementary School

Pinedale Elementary School

Pineview

Prairie Wind Elementary School

Pronghorn

Ralph Witters Elementary School

Rawlins Elementary School

Rocky Mountain Elementary School

Saddle Ridge

Sage Elementary

Saratoga Elementary School

Shoshoni Elementary

South Side

Southside Elementary

Spring Creek

St. John Paul II Catholic School

St. Mary’s

Stagecoach Elementary

Sundance Elementary

Sunset Elementary

Ten Sleep School

Tongue River Elementary

Truman Elementary

UW Lab School

Washington Elementary

Willow Creek Elementary

Woods Learning Center

We invite educators and students in grades 9-12 to connect and collaborate with professional land surveyors and GIS professionals as part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about these professions while supporting STEM objectives. Students will engage in an activity involving a web-based, interactive map called GEOInquiry that will connect students to their communities, Wyoming, the U.S. and the entire globe.

To schedule your in class visit or for more information, contact:

Cindy Jones |307-766-4236 |cynthia.jones@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Paths to Professional Engineering Licensure

The Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (WYOPEPLS) assists in providing information and guidance to obtain a professional engineering license. WYOPEPLS’s website provides a “one-stop” location for license application; renewal; search; and related rules, regulations and statutes (https://engineersandsurveyors.wyo.gov/home).

Wyoming was the first state to require licensure of engineers in 1907 due to the “unruly nature of engineering and land surveying in a vast, largely undeveloped state.” Charles Bellamy (patriarch of a Wyoming family of engineers) was the first licensed engineer in the U.S. His license was issued on August 8, 1907. Since 1907, Wyoming has issued over 11,000 professional licenses.

The Wyoming license of professional engineers is based on the “three-legged stool” of engineering education, engineering experience, and examination. To meet these requirements, Wyoming has multiple paths to licensure. Three of the paths are summarized here.

Traditional Pathway. The traditional path requires a degree from an engineering program that is accredited by ABET/EAC, four years of engineering experience completed after the degree, and successful completion of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination and an NCEES Principles of Practice Exam (PE) or NCEES Structural Exam (SE).

Doctoral Degree Path. A license may also be obtained via the doctoral degree path. For this path, the applicant must have earned a doctoral degree in engineering from an institution that grants ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate or graduate degrees. Four years of engineering experience is also required. The four years of experience must be obtained after the applicant completes their first degree (undergraduate or graduate) in engineering. The applicant must also successfully complete a written examination on professional ethics and Wyoming engineering licensing laws and also complete an interview with the Board.

NCEES Equivalency Path. What if your engineering education does not fit these paths? In this case, your combined educational credentials (undergraduate, graduate) will be evaluated against the NCEES education standard by the WYOPEPLS Application Review Committee (ARC) for schools within the United States. The standard requires:

  • 32 college semester credit hours of higher mathematics and basic sciences.

o Credits in mathematics must be beyond algebra and trigonometry and must emphasize mathematical concepts and principles rather than computation. Courses in differential and integral calculus are required.

o Credits in basic sciences must include at least two courses. These courses must be in general chemistry, general calculus-based physics, or general biological sciences; the two courses may not be in the same area.

  • 48 college credit hours of engineering science and engineering design.

o Courses in engineering science must be taught within the college/faculty of engineering and must have their roots in mathematics and basic sciences but carry knowledge further toward creative application of engineering principles.

o Courses in engineering design must stress the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing, and evaluation. Graduate-level engineering courses may be included to fulfill curricular requirements in this area.

  • 12 college credit hours in a general education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum.

o Examples of traditional humanities/social sciences courses in this area are philosophy, religion, history, literature, fine arts, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics (micro and macro), professional ethics, and social responsibility. Examples of other general education courses deemed acceptable include management (such as organizational behavior), accounting, written and oral communications, business, and law.

If your education credentials are from an international institution of higher education, equivalency analysis is completed directly by NCEES. (https://ncees.org/records/ncees-credentials-evaluations/).

If your education credentials are found to be equivalent to NCEES standards, you will need to complete four years of engineering experience and successfully complete the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination and an NCEES Principles of Practice Exam (PE) or NCEES Structural Exam (SE).

If your education credentials are found to be not equivalent to NCEES standards, the ARC will provide a list of requirements to meet equivalency. Applicants are encouraged to complete additional coursework in a timely manner.

The goal of the WYOPEPLS is to assist all qualified applicants in obtaining a professional engineering license. We are here to help. Feel free to reach out to WYOPEPLS at: wyopepls@wyo.gov

Steven Barrett, Ph.D. P.E.

Steven Barrett, Ph.D. P.E. is a licensed professional engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He has served on the WYOPEPLS since 2016. He received the BS Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1979, the M.E.E.E. from the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1986, and the Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993.


Exam Updates

Fall 2022 Exam Changes

The following exams will transition to computer-based testing (CBT) in October 2022. These exams are only offered once a year (October 17 & 18, 2022). Registration for the exams began November 2021. Register with NCEES to reserve your seat at a Pearson VUE test center as soon as possible.

Applicants may sign up with the Wyoming Board for licensure by using the Professional Initial Exam & Licensure Application after passing exam and obtaining their four (4) years of experience.

PE & Structural Pencil-and-Paper Exams

The PE 16-hour Structural pencil-and-paper exam will be administered on October 20-21, 2022. This will be the only exam offered in pencil-and-paper format and it will be offered at select locations. Registration opens June 13, 2022.

Registration closes at 3:00 PM EST on August 25, 2022.

Examinees may register directly with NCEES. No application needed with the Wyoming Board in order to register for the PE 16-hour Structural pencil-and-paper exam.

Two (2) weeks before exam: Any candidates who have not received their exam authorization by this date should contact NCEES directly at https://ncees.org/contact/.

Important Dates

April 29, 2022

Board Special Teleconference 10:00 AM MDT | Agenda

Zoom ID: 896 8287 4434
Passcode: 163839

August 29, 2022

Deadline for all Applicants going before Board for approval of licensure at the September 19th Board meeting.

(applications must be complete with all additional information turned in by this date, no later than 12:00 PM MST) PE Applicants with an MLE NCEES Record Book go before the Executive Director every Friday for approval.


September 28, 2022

UWCEAS STEM Job Fair | University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Wyoming Union, Yellowstone Ballroom | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Student Information | Employer Information and Registration

Year Round Outreach Opportunity

LS & GIS Professionals have the opportunity to raise awareness about these professions while supporting STEM objectives in the junior and senior high classrooms with an interactive map called GEOInquiry. Sign up today!

2021 Quarterly Board Meetings

March 25, 2022

Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:00 a.m. | Minutes

June 6, 2022

Board Meeting| Gillette WY | 8:00 a.m. | Agenda | Zoom

September 19, 2022

Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:00 a.m. | Agenda TBD

December 12, 2022

Board Meeting| Cheyenne Board Office| 8:30 a.m. | Agenda TBD