ASCE YMF Eastside Happy Hour

When: Tuesday, February 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Henry's Tavern, Bellevue, 500 Bellevue Way NE, #310, Bellevue, WA 98004

What: Join us at this month's Happy Hour! Meet others in your profession and enjoy free appetizers provided by the YMF!

Logistics: Look for the table with the construction hat or Reservation under Jessica.

Contact Jessica with any questions

ASCE Joint Geotechnical Group and Seattle Section February Dinner Meeting Register Online

Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines and Infrastructure Systems

When: Thursday, February 22
5:30pm - 9:00pm PST

5:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm Dinner
7:15pm Announcements
7:30pm Presentation
8:30pm Adjourn

Speaker: Tom O'Rourke, Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering, Cornell University

There are tens of millions of km of pipelines worldwide used in water supplies, gas and liquid fuel delivery systems, electric power networks, and wastewater conveyance facilities.

Soil-structure interaction, various models for soil-pipeline interaction, methodology for evaluating soil-pipeline interaction in granular soils, suction-enhanced soil reaction, soil-pipeline interaction modeling, large-scale laboratory testing and numerical modeling, and innovative ways of accommodating ground deformation will be presented.

Tom O'Rourke will describe a water supply system response to widespread liquefaction-induced ground deformation during the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence in New Zealand, evaluated with high density LiDAR and GIS analyses, and a methodology for estimating pipeline damage as the combined response to liquefaction-induced differential settlement and lateral ground strain. The community impact of pipeline system performance is illustrated with respect to the role that the water supply plays in fire suppression in San Francisco.

Regular Registration ends at 3PM the Friday before the event.
Late Registration ends 12 hours before the event.

ASCE YMF Westside Happy Hour

When: Wednesday, February 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

What: Join us for the February West Side Happy Hour event! Eat, drink, and most importantly... network!!!

Logistics: Food will be provided by YMF. Look for the ASCE sign!

Contact Damani with any questions

ASCE Lake Tahoe Retreat Register Online

When: Thursday, 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 .

ASCE YMF Leadership Retreat

When: Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11
Where: Stevens Pass / Leavenworth, WA
Join the YMF Leadership for a fun weekend retreat! The leadership retreat is an annual event hosted jointly with Portland YMF, and is open to YMF groups from all over the state. It's a great opportunity to meet members from other YMF groups and to also get to know your leadership. This year Seattle is hosting and has rented two cabins for the weekend in Plain, WA, which is located between Stevens Pass and Leavenworth. The expected cost is around $100/person and includes two nights stay and breakfast and dinner on Saturday. Weekend activities include options to ski, hike, or visit Leavenworth.

RSVP to Leo Moyer by February 23. Space is limited!

Rebuilding Together Volunteer Event

When: Saturday, April 28
New affordable housing is costly compared to rehabilitation and repair. Even with the Seattle Housing Levy providing additional financing, 1 new unit of affordable housing in Seattle costs on average $268,605 to build. Come join ASCE at the Rebuilding Together event on Saturday, April 28th this year. You could be part of a community of local volunteers transforming deteriorating houses into safe, healthy, and affordable homes.

If interested in volunteering, please contact Megan Ramsay.

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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