elected president of professional engineers chapter
Stephen Loop, lab research engineer in ITDs Materials
Section, was installed as president-elect of the Idaho Society
of Professional Engineers (ISPE) at its state convention last
is currently serving on the state board as the director for
the Southwest Chapter and will assume his new position on
ISPE is the Idaho state society of engineering professionals
from all disciplines (i.e. civil, mechanical, computer, electrical,
chemical...) that promotes the ethical and competent practice
of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image
and well-being of its members.
The societys values include: ethical conduct, professionalism,
competency, protection of the public, fulfillment of member's
needs and licensure.
Loops other professional activities have included:
American Society of Civil Engineers:
Southern Idaho Section 150th anniversary committee, member;
Institute of Transportation Engineers,
Transportation Planning Council, 1991-present member; secretary/treasurer,
Oregon Section, 1977, chairman, Technical and Membership
Committees, Oregon Section 1974-1977;
National Society of Professional Engineers
(NSPE): Southwest Chapter Idaho Society of Professional
Engineers, secretary/treasurer, president-elect, president;
past president, and chapter director, 1999-present; Southwest
chapter ISPE Math Counts competition, volunteer, 2000-present;
ISPE scholarship committee, chairman, 1990-1996; ISPE Professional
Engineers in Government Practice Division, secretary/treasurer,
vice chairman, and chairman 1985-1988; and
Transportation Research Board, bicycling
and bicycle facilities committee, past member.
He also has been involved in civic activities,
having served on the board of directors for the West Valley
Neighborhood Association since 1998 and as cochairman of the
Five Mile & Ustick Neighborhood Center Planning Committee.
In January, Loop was elected president of the association.
Other public service includes 10 years of service
on the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission, two years
on the Boise City Design Review Committee, and assignments on
the mayors task force on organic recycling and the advisory
committee on solar access.