Puget Sound Engineering Council Awards Dinner Register

When: Saturday, February 16, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

PSEC annually hosts an Awards Banquet, at the Museum of Flight to celebrate our engineering profession - a rewarding profession that makes the world a better place; and to recognize our colleagues who have excelled in their achievements. The Awards Banquet is held every February during Engineer's Week which falls on 2/17 - 2/23 this year. It hosts a week long of STEM events, K-12 education activities and science competitions.

ASCE is proud to have four members that will be receiving awards this year for various categories. Please join ASCE at the PSEC Awards Banquet to celebrate and recognize outstanding engineers within the engineering community.

ASCE YMF Volunteer Event at Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

Where: Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
When: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join fellow YMF members to volunteer at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library on Wednesday February 20th from 5:30pm-7:30pm! We will help provide access to informational and recreational reading materials needed for those who are unable to read standard print materials. Tasks will include processing talking book players, shelving, and assisting with shipping prep.

If you are interested or have further questions, please email Shirley.

ASCE YMF Eastside Networking Event

Where: Tavern Hall, 505 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue
When: Thursday, February 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Usher in the New Year and build your personal and professional network at one of the YMF's monthly networking events. This is a low stress environment to meet fellow civil engineers and gain valuable connections in the industry.

There may be shuffleboard. Look for the ASCE sign! If you have any questions, please email Eamaan.

ASCE YMF Tech Talk

Romulos Radgudos @ PanGEO, Inc: Geotechnical Engineering

Where: SoundEarth Strategies, 2811 Fairview Ave E, Seattle
When: Tuesday, February 26, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join the Seattle ASCE YMF for the February Tech Talk at SoundEarth Strategies. Romulos Ragudos, Jr, current President-Elect of the YMF will provide insight into the exciting world of Geotechnical Engineering. Romulos has six years of experience and currently works at PanGEO, Inc. Food will be provided!

Street parking is available at the SoundEarth office and the area is easily accessible by bus as well.

If you are interested in presenting or hosting/sponsoring a tech talk in the future, please contact Elyssa Dixon. If you have questions for this event, please contact Romulos Radugdos.

ASCE Seattle Joint February Dinner Meeting with the ASCE Geotechnical Group Register

Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Where: Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle
When: Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a fun evening with friends and colleagues at this year's joint meeting between the ASCE Seattle Section and the ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group!

Design, construction, maintenance and upgrading of geotechnical infrastructure requires fresh thinking to minimize use of materials, energy and labor. This can only be achieved by understanding the performance of the infrastructure, both during its construction and throughout its design life, through innovative monitoring. Advances in sensor systems offer intriguing possibilities to radically alter methods of condition assessment and monitoring of infrastructure. In this talk, it is hypothesized that the future of infrastructure relies on smarter information; the rich information obtained from embedded sensors within infrastructure will act as a catalyst for new design construction, operation and maintenance processes for integrated infrastructure systems linked directly with user behavior patterns and city-scale modeling. Some examples of emerging sensor technologies for infrastructure sensing are given. They include distributed fiber-optics sensors computer vision, wireless sensor networks, low-power micro-electromechanical systems, energy harvesting and citizens as sensors.

Speaker: Kenichi Soga is a Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his BEng and MEng from Kyoto University in Japan and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge before joining UC Berkeley in 2016. He has published more than 400 journal and conference papers and is the co-author of "Fundamentals of Soil Behavior, 3rd edition" with Professor James K Mitchell. His current research activities are Infrastructure sensing, Performance based design and maintenance of underground structures, Energy geotechnics, and Geotechnics from micro to macro. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is the recipient of awards including George Stephenson Medal and Telford Gold Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers and Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

ASCE YMF Westside Networking Event

Where: Outlander Brewing, 225 N 36th St, Seattle
When: Thursday, February 28, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Usher in the New Year and build your personal and professional network at one of the YMF's monthly networking events. This is a low stress environment to meet fellow civil engineers and gain valuable connections in the industry.

Look for the ASCE sign in the upstairs section! If you have questions, please email Matt.

ASCE University of Washington Student Chapter Winter Social

Where: Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washingtion, Seattle
When: Thursday, February 28, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The ASCE UW Student Chapter is looking for young professionals to mingle and network at their fun-packed annual Winter Social on Thursday February 28th. $10 admission grants you access to bowling, pool, food, and drinks!

Please email Peter if interested.

Call for 2019-2020 ASCE Seattle Officer Nominations

Deadline for Nominations: March 20, 2019
Have you been thinking about getting more involved in ASCE? Please consider joining the Seattle Section Board. We are a fun and energetic group that seeks to bring value to the ASCE Seattle Section membership. The Seattle Section is seeking nominations for 2019-2020 Board positions. The election will be held in April/May 2019 and terms will begin in October 2019. Our open positions include:

President Elect: The term includes one-year each as President Elect, then President, and Immediate Past President (for a total of 3 years). The President Elect serves as President in the absence of the President and also serves as Membership Chair. The President Elect also attends and acts as the Section's Delegate to the Presidents and Governors Forum generally held in September at ASCE Headquarters and the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL) generally held in January or February. The President Elect also attends the Spring Region 8 Assembly, which is generally held immediately prior to the WSBL.

Secretary: The Secretary has an important role in the operations of the Section. The Secretary is responsible for keeping the Section's records, helping with coordination between the many committees and groups of the Section, keeping board meeting minutes, and counting the ballots from the Section's elections. The term of office is 2 years.

Director of Technical Committees: This is a 3-year term with responsibilities including making recommendations to the President regarding members who may be willing to serve as chairs, providing training, guidance, and/or assistance to committee leaders, act as committee advocate to the Board, and encourage committee activities that will foster ASCE goals and enhance member activities. Examples of committees that the Director of Technical Committees oversees are Water Resources, Geotechnical Institute, SEAW, and more. Specific duties include preparing a monthly report, participating in monthly Board meetings, and working closely with various committee chairs.

If you are interested in being nominated, would like to nominate someone, or to learn more please contact diana@hasegan.com or (425) 451-4009. The deadline for nominations is March 20, 2019. I hope you will consider becoming actively involved in the Seattle Section because even a small amount of time can make a different in what you and other members get out of ASCE. Member participation is key in continuing to bring you programs, training, community outreach opportunities, and more.

ASCE Seattle Ongoing Volunteer Needs

Urban Development & Transportation Committee

The Seattle Section is currently searching for two motivated members to lead and revamp the Urban Development and Transportation Committee take charge of the committee. The purpose of this committee is to provide a forum for engineers and designers to discuss the intersection between transportation and urban planning and network with professionals with similar interests. This committee intends to. The committee will host monthly or bimonthly meetings and/or site visits. It can also get additional support from ASCE National's Transportation and Development.

This is a forum for ASCE members and non-members to discuss the issues facing the city and the world today, and how engineering and design are influencing the change. Seattle is going through a rapid and huge transformation of its urban fabric with the arrival of thousands of new employees every month. This has created traffic on the streets and highways, apartment and office space buildings popping up left and right around the city, and new rail systems and bicycle friendly infrastructure.

Please contact Homero Flores if you are interested in leading or participating in this group.

Legislative Committee

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

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena with focus on federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the civil engineering 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 reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession and may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees. It is also responsible for disseminating information from the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council (AELC) pertaining to state legislation. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

Please contact the Legislative Chair Mark Koelling for more information.

YMF Popsicle Stick Bridge

This is one of the YMF's largest events, and our largest K-12 outreach event all year.

YMF is looking for volunteers for the planning of the event as well as for the day of event. If anyone is interested, please email seattle.asce.ymf@gmail.com with subject line "PSB Volunteering."

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Section News

Call for 2018-2019 ASCE Seattle Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Nominations
Entry Form Due: March 15, 2019

Call for 2018-2019 ASCE Seattle Officer Nominations
Nominations Due: March 20, 2019

Annual Scholarships Now Open for Civil Engineering Students
Apply by April 20, 2019

Events

Puget Sound Engineering Council Awards Dinner Sign Up
February 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Shoreline Community College

ASCE YMF Eastside Networking Event
February 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

ASCE YMF Volunteer Event at Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
February 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Tavern Hall, 505 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue

ASCE YMF Tech Talk
February 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm | SoundEarth Strategies, 2811 Fairview Ave E, Seattle

ASCE Seattle Joint February Dinner Meeting with the ASCE Geotechnical Group Register
February 28, 5:30pm - 8:30pm | Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle

ASCE YMF Westside Networking Event
February 28, 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Outlander Brewing, 225 N 36th St, Seattle

ASCE University of Washington Student Chapter Winter Social
February 28, 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washingtion, Seattle

ASCE Volunteers Needed
Urban Development & Transportation Committee, Legislative Committee, & YMF Popsicle Stick Bridge Volunteers Needed

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