The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a major group within the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and has a membership of some 6,000 at this time. The local Greater Houston Chapter has around 600 members in multiple disciplines including civil, chemical, mechanical, and electrical. The only requirement for membership is the person must either be a Licensed Engineer or be in the process of becoming licensed.
The Greater Houston Chapter was formed when three separate local chapters (the Northwest Chapter, San Jacinto Chapter, and Sam Houston Chapter) decided to pool their membership in order to provide a better service to their members by having larger attendance at meetings which in turn provided more prominent speakers for the events. Past speakers have included Mayors, County Judges, Engineering Deans, Experts in the Field, and Presidents at the State and National Levels of our organization.
Some programs that the Greater Houston Chapter continues to be involved in are continuing education, scholarship fundraising, Engineer's Week Committee, MathCounts, Houston Science Fair, public awareness, and Engineering Council of Houston.
The Greater Houston Chapter is also active in mentoring with students and companies in order to provide insight and support to young and future Engineers.