MISSION

Our mission is to bring recognition to practicing engineers for outstanding service to the engineering profession, to publicize the many benefits that the engineering profession provides to the Mobile Area, and to encourage the pursuit of a professional engineering career to future engineers. 

HISTORY

​A tradition since 1967, MACE was founded by practicing engineers from the local society engineering chapters. Those founders and other envisioned an organization that exchanged information specifically of interest to engineers practicing in the Mobile area. In addition, they saw the need to recognize their peers. Over time, MACE grew to include an annual award banquet.

HISTORIC DOCUMENTS

1967 ESTABLISHING MACE

2003 MACE-RABUN SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED

1992 PROPOSED GOALS UPDATED DRAFT

SCHOLARSHIP

Since 2002, The Mobile Area Council of Engineers has awarded scholarships to worthy students enrolled in engineering at the University of South Alabama. 

 

On March 20, 2002, the Mobile Area Council of Engineers (Mr. Dave Webber, President at the time) in conjunction with Dr. Wilford D. Raburn (Associate Dean of USA Engineering and MACE Member) jointly established the MACE/Raburn Engineering Scholarship. 

 

MACE originally awarded two $1,500 scholarships to the most qualified students from a pool of applicants. In 2020, that amount was increased (2)  $2,000 with the ultimate goal of increasing the amount to (2) $5,000 by 2025. To be eligible, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

 

  • Be in his/her sophomore year and be enrolled in an engineering at South Alabama 

  • Demonstrate Academic Achievement by accumalating a min. CGPA of 2.75

  • Professional work ethics, community, extra-curricular activities, and student organization involvement

  • Students who have received other financial scholarship assistance during the same academic semester shall not be eligible

  • A student who has previously been awarded the Dr. Wilford D. Raburn Engineering Scholarship shall not be eligible to reapply for said scholarship in the following years

  • Award amount will be applied to student's tuition and fees

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman - Mark Norris, P.E., PMP | Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

Treasurer - John Keahey, P.E. | FCG Associates, Inc.

Selection Committee - Ray Miller, P.E. | Volkert, Inc.

Banquet / Awards - Penny Boulton | Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. (SESI)

Past Chairman - Thad Hendrix, P.E. | Dunn Building
 

MACE Committee

Marketing / Digital Media - Ashley Babb, APR | Gulf States Engineering, Inc. (GSE)

Sponsorships - Ryan McKee, P.E. | Precision Engineering, Inc.

Outreach - Chris Smith | Austal

USA Rep - Nan Young Perez Uribe | University of South Alabama

Member at Large - Nicolas Hausman | Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

ENGINEERING SOCIETIES

American Society of Civil Engineers

Mobile Branch - ASCE

2nd Wednesday

Email: Sean Shea
Website: http://mobile.alabama-asce.org/

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Gulf Coast Section - ASME

4th Tuesday

Email: Brian Healy, Chair

Alabama Society of Professional Engineers

Mobile Chapter - ASPE

1st Wednesday

Email: Ray Miller, President

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Mobile Section - IEEE

3rd Tuesday

Email: Dr. Mohammad Alam, Chairman

International Society of Automation

Mobile Section - ISA

2nd Tuesday
Email: Bill Agerton, President

 

Society of American Military Engineers

Mobile Post - SAME

3rd Wednesday

Email: Jeff Duplantis, President

University of South Alabama

Engineering Student Council

Monthly

Email: 

 

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Monthly

Email: Chris Stripling, Vice President

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

Dr. John T. Wade, PE, FPE

(251) 454-9630

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