ASCE held its 44th annual national convention in Seattle in 1912. This convention was so successful that within a year, Seattle engineers founded the Seattle Section of the ASCE on June 30, 1913. Members of the society have had an impact on public works in Washington State, including the development of Seattleā€™s first harbor, Interstate 5 through Seattle in 1957, and a cross-sound ferry terminal in 1961. Seattle has hosted later national conventions in 1967, 1971, 1986, and 2000.

Younger members have long played a significant role in the Section; the roots of the Seattle YMF go back as far as at least 1970, with the first records of an Associate Member Committee. The Committee became a Forum and was later changed to the Younger Member Forum at the end of 2000. In 1995, the AMF initiated their popular Popsicle Stick Bridge Competitions. In 2000, AMF members helped engineer and construct the world's largest origami paper crane (at the time) with the World Peace Project for Children, with a 200 ft wingspan and requiring 57,600 SF of paper and 4 miles of tape. The Seattle YMF has hosted successful WRYMC conferences in 1984, 1988, 1995, 2007, and 2015, and cohosted an international WRYMC with the Southern Nevada YMF across the border in Vancouver, BC in 2000.

Past Presidents:

  • Don Nguyen, 2017-2018
  • Jared Nakamoto, 2016-2017
  • Cal Bearman, 2015-2016
  • Courtney Davis, 2014-2015
  • Bethy Clark, 2013-2014
  • Shane Binder, 2012-2013
  • Amanda Shellenberger, 2011-2012
  • Rhiannon Parmelee, 2010-2011
  • Eric Herzstein, 2009-2010
  • Melissa Wu, 2008-2009
  • Josh Shippy, 2007-2008
  • Doug Knapp, 2006-2007
  • Adam Slivers, 2005-2006
  • Tarelle Osborn, 2004-2005
  • Tiffany Adams, 2003-2004
  • Cheryl Burwell, 2002-2003
  • Holly Carter, 2001-2002
  • Mary Holland, 2000-2001
  • Joe Clare/Mary Holland, 1999-2000
  • Joe Clare, 1998-1999
  • Bob Bucher, 1997-1998

Section News

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


ASCE Seattle Joint Dinner Meeting with SEAW Register
March 26, 5:15pm - 8:15pm | Hotel Monaco, Seattle

ASCE Seattle COPRI Committee Dinner Meeting Register
March 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Mirabella, Seattle

ASCE Seattle YMF Volunteer with STEM Exploration Night
March 27, 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Federal Way High School, Federal Way

Industry Event: SAME Seattle Post Sustainability Forum Register
March 28, 8:00am - 5:00pm | University of Washington, Husky Union Building, Seattle

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



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