2002 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Young Leaders Tutorial Luncheon

February 17–21 · 2002 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Seattle, Washington




Professor White has 35 years of industrial, teaching, applied research, and consulting experience in the area of materials processing, failure analysis and manufacturing. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and Michigan. He is the past chairman of the TMS Professional Registration Committee and has been active in the PE exam process for 15 years. He is currently a Professor in the Manufacturing Engineering Dept at Kettering University.


Date: Monday, February 18, 2002, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers
Room: West Ballroom B

“What is the purpose of the P.E. and why do you need it?”

Presented by:
Chuck White, Kettering University

About the topic:
Why should you go through the pain of taking the exam for two extra letters after your name? This tutorial will be a frank discussion about what it means to be a professional and to hold a state license. What are the motivating factors to take the P.E. exam? We will explore what credentials are needed to qualify for the exam, specifications of the exam and how they were determined, the new multiple-choice format, and the calibrations of the exam. In addition, we will try to focus on current and future state regulatory practices with emphasis on the ramifications of registration in the litigate environment. Ample time will be allowed for open discussion.

Optional box lunch for $25 may be purchased
at the TMS Conference Registration desk.


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