October 2017 Roundtable

Date / Time:

Friday, October 13, 2017

11:15 am – 12:00 pm    Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch & Program
   1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Networking

“Code of Ethics for State of Texas Professional Engineers”

The ethic presentation will include the updated rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. It highlights the professional ethics for a professional engineer in three areas: Education, Examination and Experience. It also presents case histories that provide insight in engineering ethics for practice.

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Dr. Daniel O. Wong
President & CEO, Tolunay-Wong Engineers

Dr. Daniel O. Wong is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Louisiana. After arriving from Macau (a former Portuguese colony in China) in 1980, Daniel Wong graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S.C.E. in 1983, an M.S.C.E. in 1985, and a Ph.D. in 1988. Five years later, he co-founded Tolunay-Wong Engineers and still serves as the company’s President and CEO.

Dr. Wong brings a deep understanding of local and state government to TWE. He was elected and served as an at-large city councilman in the City of Sugar Land from 2002–2008. He was the president of Region 14 of the Texas Municipal League from 2007–2008. Dr. Wong also served as a board member of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council.

In 2005, Dr. Wong was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and in 2013, he was appointed to be its chairman. Dr. Wong continues to serve as chairman by Gov. Greg Abbott’s 2015 appointment.

Dr. Wong serves as a board member on the University of Houston Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board and is a member of its academy. He is an adjunct professor in the university’s civil engineering department, and he has served on the board of the Houston Council of Engineering Companies (formerly ACME) and as president of Asian-American Engineers/Architects.

The Sam Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers recognized Dr. Wong as the Young Engineer of the Year in 1993. He was named the Distinguished Young Engineering Alumnus in 1998 and the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus is 2009 by the UH Engineering Alumni Association.

Dr. Wong resides in Missouri City, Texas, with his wife, Mei, and his two sons, Matthew and Nathan.

Location & Parking:

Grand Hall in the Rice Ley Student Center Detailed campus maps are available on the web at http://www.rice.edu/maps/ or download the map here here. The Ley Student Center, located in the central part of Rice campus, is building number 45 on the campus map. The Central Campus Garage, which is the closest parking facility, is located at building number 53, to the left of the Ley Student Center across the street.

Rice University is a popular meeting location. In the remote possibly the underground parking is full, the second closest parking is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to the stop sign. Cross the street and the gate will be on the left. Be sure to bring an umbrella if the weather seems inclement.

The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes as it loops the campus. Look for the bus stop signs to use or enjoy a short brisk walk!


$25 per person for online registration and $35 per person for on-site registration – a boxed lunch will be served. $ 0 for Rice Students and $15 for Rice Faculty – registration required in advance. Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, October 12, 2017. On-site registration is available on the day of the event for $35 per person.

Payment accepted online by credit card at time of registration.

In order to protect the privacy of the luncheon attendees, the list of attendees is not published or distributed.

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.