Come to Penn State Great Valley and Listen to Industry-Leading Experts Give a Talk About Control Systems & Licensure for Software Engineers

Tuesday, July 23
5:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Penn State Great Valley
Musser Auditorium
30 E. Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355

To register, visit before July 23, or email a list of attendees to 

The event is free with the option to donate $10.00 to IEEE Philadelphia.

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Networking Reception*

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Modern Control System Technology & Applications
James J. Panetti, P.E., Keystone Engineering Group, Inc.
Control systems operate behind the scenes everywhere, automating tasks, reducing maintenance work, and performing any number of functions. Mr. Panetti will discuss the application and design of practical control systems, including monitoring instruments, advantages of the DNP protocol, as well as operator interfaces with equipment. Special emphasis will be placed upon field installations and a hands-on approach to control systems

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Licensure for Software Engineers
Phil Laplante, P.E., Penn State University
What kinds of software systems affect public health, safety, and welfare? Which software engineers will need to be licensed? The answers to these questions are a matter of both law and science. This talk introduces some of the scientific aspects of these two questions from the perspective of reliability engineering and suggests new research directions to help answer these questions.
*This event will include a networking reception beforehand.
*As a courtesy to licensed engineers, PDH Certificates will be provided at the door.