On Monday, November 22nd, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, PE spoke to about 20 engineering students at the University of North Texas. The UNT Society of Women Engineers invited her to speak about leadership and team building for the joint meeting with the UNT Association of Construction Engineering Technology.
Special thanks goes to the Dallas Post of the Society of American Military Engineers for sponsoring the food for the meeting.
We also raffled off several goodies including one $25 Starbucks gift card!
Additionally, we announced to the students that we are looking to hire a graduate and interns for next summer. Interested applicants can find more information on the employment section of our website.
On Thursday, December 9th 2021, Vilbig & Associates hosted the Northeast Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, TSPE, annual holiday party and dessert competition.
We enjoyed a fajita buffet catered by Denison’s own Rustico’s, an ethics discussion and the always popular dessert competition. The competition field was smaller than in years past with only six entrants, but the competition was TOUGH. The first round of votes resulted in a four way tie for first place! Eliminating the runners up, the second round of voting yielded a winner, Tom Pruitt, PE with his almond joy cake!
The ethics discussion was very thought provoking and provided all engineers in attendance the required 1 hour of ethics continuing education credit. We discussed several recent cases from the National Society of Professional Engineers Board of Ethical Review.
The 17th Annual Salute to America’s Veterans event was held November 10th – 11:30am – 1:15pm at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas with Ross Perot Jr as the Keynote Speaker.
David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS volunteered with the Rotary Club of Dallas to coordinate the event. Below are some pictures of him volunteering during setup and as a greeter at the door for all the veterans and attendees.
David A. Vilbig, PE, RPLS has been a member and volunteer of the Rotary Club of Dallas for more than 35 years.
About The Rotary Club of Dallas
The Rotary Club of Dallas was founded on April 20, 1911. With more than 250 members quickly joining, it became the first Rotary club in Texas and the 39th club in Rotary International. During the next 100 years, many of the city’s civic and business leaders joined the club, meeting weekly for lunch and making a commitment to serve others. Names of Rotary Club of Dallas members such as Stemmons, Miller and Thornton can be found throughout the city on the commercial buildings, hospitals, roads, bridges and schools that attest to their roles in making Dallas the great city it is today. Beyond the weekly meetings, these Rotarians did a world of good for the city and the world around them. They founded and funded a myriad of projects, programs, scholarships and initiatives, on their own and in concert with other groups and organizations. They also reached out to help launch many new Rotary Clubs locally and internationally spreading Rotary values throughout Texas and the world.
Today, November 11, 2021, we hosted the Denison Youth Leadership Academy at our office!
We began with a tour of, spoke about our work, showed a set of civil engineering plans from a project in Denison and described the education requirements to be an engineer. Finally, we challenged the students to design and construct a tower in 45 minutes.
Each group received $5.00, a tablet of paper for their design schematic and a list of supplies with prices. With 15 minutes left, a surprise challenge was announced! The tower had to withstand a hurricane (fan)!
Thank you, Josh Massey, for asking us to participate in the construction day for the academy. We had fun hosting the students!
We’re celebrating Barbara J. Vilbig, PE, David A. Vilbig, PE, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, PE and Tommy Vilbig, PE as licensed professional engineers! Today, August 4th, 2021 is the 6th annual Professional Engineers Day. We’re also celebrating Matthew Fusselman, EIT as a licensed engineer in training!
About Professional Engineers Day
“On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the U.S. have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the sixth annual Professional Engineers Day on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Join us as we raise awareness about what it means to be a PE, recognize licensed PEs, and show appreciation for the work they do each and every day.”
Last week, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, PE and Tommy Vilbig, PE, attended the TSPE Conference & 85th Annual Meeting at the Star in Frisco, Texas. The conference was a great opportunity for networking with other professional engineers while earning professional development hours.
Vilbig & Associates, PLLC sponsored the conference and is proud to support our profession.
As a bonus, dinner one night was held at the Dallas Cowboys Training Table and included a tour of the Star aka the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. Pictures from the tour are below.
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, one of the largest state societies in the United States, was founded in 1936 to serve the interests of the individual engineer in Texas across all branches of engineering. Composed of 24 local chapters and eight student chapters, TSPE is the only active, established organization devoting its entire effort to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.
Our mission is to promote and enhance the profession and licensed practice of engineering.
Over the last year, Jennifer Vilbig Lawson, has been learning more about the Denison community with a group of leaders though the Denison Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the program below.
Congratulations, Jennifer, and the rest of the 2021 Class. Read more about the rest of the class and their project.
The 2021 Leadership Denison Class project was a Battle of the Bands event held May 1st at the RailYard Food Hall. The event benefited CASA of Grayson County and the Denison Boys and Girls Club. Vilbig & Associates was a table sponsor.
Leadership Denison was established to ensure the continuing vitality of the Denison community by providing a solid source of motivated leaders who are educated about Denison and its issues, as well as prepared to accept future leadership roles in Denison, Grayson County or the State of Texas.
The annual Leadership Denison program informs participants about critical issues facing Denison, Grayson County and the State of Texas, and provides opportunities to engage in organizations that resolve these issues. The program focuses on information, education and discussion of local and regional assets, challenges and opportunities.
Founded in 1983 as a program of the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, the program has graduated more than 450 alumni who provide leadership in Denison’s business community, as well as in private, public and non-profit organizations.
Sessions are held September through May with a graduation and recognition event held in May.
We are proud to announce that Vilbig & Associates has become a registered Federal Certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) with a DUNS number of 117494418. We look forward to working with our clients, new and old, with this additional certification.
Our primary NAICS Codes is for engineering services, 541330, with our secondary code for surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services, 541370.
The new federal certification is in addition to the regional and state certifications that we’ve held for many years.
North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency – Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification No. WFWB07513N1020.
Historically Underutilized Business – State of Texas – HUB Certificate (VID Number): 14541206281000
Vilbig & Associates is a civil engineering and surveying consulting firm with primary office located in Dension, Grayson County, Texas. Additionally, team members are located in Plano, Collin County, Texas. The company was founded by David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S, in 1983 where he was soon joined by his wife, Barbara J. Vilbig, P.E. Recently, two of their children, Jennifer M. Vilbig, P,E, and Thomas L. Vilbig, P,E, have joined the firm.
The Mayor of City of Denison, Jared Johnson presented the official proclamation from the City for Professional Engineers Day to PE’s, Barbara & David Vilbig. Professional Engineers Day will be celebrated on 08.02.2017