ASCE Seattle Water Resources Engineering (WRE) Lunch Meeting

Friendly Water for the World

When: Thursday, January 18
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: HDR's Bellevue Office, 500 108th Ave NE, Suite 1200 (Map)

What: Friendly Water for the World's mission is to expand global access to low-cost clean water technologies and information about health and sanitation through knowledge-sharing, training, applied research, community-building, peacemaking, and efforts at sustainability. We empower communities abroad to take care of their own clean water needs, even as we empower people here to make a real difference.
Our vision is of healthy, self-sustaining, empowered, peaceful communities both here and abroad, sharing our knowledge with each other, with life and hope restored through clean water.

Bio: David H. Albert is co-founder and Board Chairman of Friendly Water for the World. In 2012, he retired from a career in public health, took one day off to put new tires on, and hasn't missed a day since. David was also the founder of New Society Publishers ( ) is the author of 11 books, used to write a regular column "My Word" for Life Learning Magazine, and is an itinerant storyteller. He has also founded three foundations, and has worked on and off in India for 40 years. A Quaker, he is energized by his grounded activism, and, with a life lived well, he doesn't believe burn-out exists. He holds degrees from Williams College, Oxford University, and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, but will trade any of them for exotic musical instruments. He likes sushi and salads, but will eat sauteed spiders in Cambodia.

Logistics: No registration is necessary. Bring your own lunch and contact Contact with questions.

Future City Competition - Volunteers Needed! Register Online

When: Saturday, January 20
7:30am - 12:00pm

Where: Green River Community College

What: Model & Presentation judges are needed on January 20th, 2018 at Green River Community College, 7:30AM-Noon. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided! Register as a "Regional Competition Judge" in "Washington Region" as a "Model & Presentation" judge. Contact Don Nguyen for more information.

ASCE Seattle YMF Westside Happy Hour

When: Thursday, January 25
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Where: Outer Planet Craft Brewing, 1812 12th Ave #100, Seattle WA 98122 (Map)

What: Join us for the January West Side happy hour event! Eat, drink, and most importantly... network!!! Food will be provided by YMF.

Logistics: Contact Damani with questions.

ASCE CYM Seminar Register Online

Life as an Engineer, It's a Balancing Act

When: Tuesday, February 6
11:00am - 12:00pm PST

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 ASCE President Kristina Swallow will give a glimpse into her busy life and will share tips on how she maintains a healthy work-life balance. Learn how you can do the balancing act as well. Register for Life as an Engineer, It's a Balancing Act today!

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition - Volunteers Needed! Register Online

When: Saturday, February 10
7:00am - 3:00pm

Looking for volunteers for the 23rd Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition! The competition is on February 10th at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. We are in need of judges (both technical and aesthetic), general help/runners, registration, and a couple emcees.

Lunch will be provided, as well as a small breakfast and a volunteer happy hour afterwards. Come join the fun and help a good cause!

Contact the PSB team for more information.

PSEC Engineering Fair, K-12 Outreach Committee - Volunteers Needed!

When: Saturday, February 10
10:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, February 10th we will be hosting a fun and interactive activity booth at the Museum of Flight and you can join the fun!
Our activity booth will be a part of the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) Engineering Fair. The K-12 outreach committee has participated in the PSEC Engineering Fair for several years and it always proves to be a great opportunity for community outreach.

There are (3) volunteer shifts, which are from 10:00a-12:00p, 12:00p-2:00p, and 2:00p-4:00p.

If you have any questions or if you're interested in volunteering please email Brad Strandquist. Please indicate your requested shift.

ASCE Lake Tahoe Retreat Register Online

When: Tursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4
Come out and join the Truckee Meadows YMF for our second annual Tahoe retreat weekend!

The deadline to register is January 31st. The cost is $150 per person, to be paid directly to the YMF Venmo account (ASCETMBYMF). Payment secures your spot in the cabin! For more information, see the Facebook event page by clicking "Register Online". Contact David Giacomin with any questions .

R.H. Thomson Scholarship Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

The R. H. Thomson Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded by the Seattle Section each year to honor the accomplishments of R.H. Thomson. The Scholarship Committee is responsible for judging applications and selecting the $5,000 scholarship recipient, subject to confirmation by the Seattle Section Board.
The aim of the scholarship program is to encourage students to pursue a course of study leading to a Bachelor or a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering or one of the specialties within the Civil Engineering discipline. It also strives to honor R. H. Thomson, a civil engineer who had a profound and lasting impact on Seattle's infrastructure.
Email Diana Hasegan if you are interested in volunteering on the committee.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for volunteers to assist with the Legislative Affairs Committee. The level of Involvement can vary and and can include providing engineering judgement on current legislative issues to assisting with lobbying.

The new Committee Chairperson is Savannah Linders and the new State Advocacy Captain is Dr. Conrad Felice.

Below is a description of the work that the Legislative Committee participates in.

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena. The committee can become active in federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the profession (such as university engineering budget considerations, issues that affect the practice of or employment of civil engineers, and environmental issues of significance to the profession). The committee is responsible for disseminating information from the AELC pertaining to state legislation. In recent years, the chair of the Legislative Committee has also been the AELC representative. If they are different, the Legislative Committee chair is an alternate to the AELC and shall be responsible for keeping abreast of current activities of the AELC.

The committee reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession. The committee may request the Board take an official stance on certain legislation that is being proposed as appropriate. The committee and its members may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees (it must be noted that if such testimony is not previously approved by the Board or general membership, such testimony cannot represent the official position of the Seattle Section and is as an individual). The committee should work toward establishing a key contact group of members of the Society who have contacts with elected officials and who would be available to communicate the position of the Section. The committee is generally active prior to and during the sessions of the state legislature. The committee at times seeks the advice of other Section committees that may be more versed on a particular legislation topic. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

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ASCE Seattle Water Resources Engineering (WRE) Lunch Meeting
January 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm | HDR, Bellevue

Future City Competition - Volunteers Needed! Register Online
January 20, 7:30am - 12:00pm | Green River Community College

ASCE Seattle YMF Westside Happy Hour
January 25, 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Outer Planet Craft Brewing, Seattle

ASCE CYM Seminar Register Online
February 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm | Online Webinar

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition - Volunteers Needed! Register Online
February 10, 7:00am - 3:00pm | Museum of Flight

PSEC Engineering Fair, K-12 Outreach Committee - Volunteers Needed!
February 10, 10:00am - 4:00pm | Museum of Flight

ASCE Lake Tahoe Retreat Register By 1/31
March 1 - March 4 | Lake Tahoe, CA

R.H. Thomson Scholarship Committee - Volunteers Needed

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed