The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the only engineering society that represents licensed professional engineers (PEs) across all disciplines. Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, advocating and protecting PEs' legal rights at the national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities, and much more. NSPE serves some 60,000 members and the public through 54 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters. NSPE is responsible for and a proud sponsor of "MathCounts," a junior high program to encourage math excellence in junior high school students. It also provides the engineering industry with Standard Contracts for Design and Construction.