The State Society, NYSSPE, was founded in the Bronx in 1926. The following year the Bronx Chapter became the first chapter in the State Society.
The Bronx and the Bronx Chapter can be proud of their accomplishment over 75 years ago. As the Birthplace of the State Society, our actions and leadership led to the formation of the National Society of Professional Engineers, a leading body, both nationally and internationally, in the professional practice of engineering. It is the only professional society that speaks for all engineering professions and that speaks to the issues of professionalism that are of such major importance.
A primary driving force for the formation of the society was concern for public safety. The practice of “engineering” by unqualified individuals was then, as it can be today, a threat to the public. By promoting licensure, the Society has worked, and continues to work, for the promotion of public safety and for professionalism in engineering. The Bronx is proud to have been and to continue to be a key part of that work. This concern is embodied in the Engineer’s Creed, which was adopted by the Society in 1954.
As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.
To give the utmost of performance;
To Participate in none but honest enterprise;
To live and work according to the laws of man and the highest standards of professional conduct;
To place service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations.
In humility and with need for divine guidance, I make this pledge.