Advancing the Practice of Structural Engineering
January 2019
Calling All SEAs for Public Outreach Challenge
The  NCSEA Communications Committee  invites you to participate in the first Member Organization Public Outreach Challenge to inform and educate other industries, professions, and the general public about Structural Engineering! Your SEA can help improve the visibility and recognition of practicing structural engineers with outreach through news articles, videos, blogs, and any other creative content to spread the message about our profession and its critical role in society.
The Communications Committee will be hosting a webinar on January 24th that will discuss this challenge and the opportunities it holds for your SEA. Join us for this webinar, and learn how you can make a difference, and be recognized for your efforts, too!
SEAW YMG Hosts Events for Young Engineers
In November, the SEAW Young Members Group hosted several events geared to provide young engineers with resources and connections for collaboration within the engineering community.
The YMG's college liaisons led two campus luncheons at Seattle University and the University of Washington. These luncheons featured a panel discussion on resumes and applying to jobs or graduate school. The panel was made up of SEAW volunteers excited to share their experiences reviewing resumes and writing their own. Afterward, the students had time to interact with the professionals and ask questions directly. 
Their next big event is the January Firms and Student Showcase on Tuesday, January 22, at 5:30 pm at the UW Waterfront Activities Center. There will be a showcase of local structural firms, a buffet-style dinner, and presentations from university students on their work. It should be a great night of networking and learning!
Prepare for the 2019 SE Exam Now
NCSEA's restructured SE Review Course is completely on-demand. Review course materials and watch the recordings when it is convenient for YOU. PLUS…attendees have access to a virtual classroom to ask the instructors questions whenever they arise. The NCEES SE Exam is just 3 months away, but this Prep Course allows you to study at your pace but with instant access to the material and instructors.
NCSEA's on-demand course is the most economical SE Exam Prep Course available. The course includes  30 hours of up-to-date instruction:  9 Vertical Sessions and 11 Lateral Sessions. Attendees will be given exam preparation tips and problem-solving skills to pass the exam.  Learn more!
Call for 2019 Summit Abstracts
The 2019 NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit will take place at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA from November 12–15. NCSEA's Summit Committee is seeking 45 to 90 minute presentations that deliver pertinent and useful information that is specific to the practicing structural engineer.
In the post-Summit Survey, attendees expressed direct interest in the following:
  • Case Studies
  • Lessons Learned
  • Snow Loads
  • Ethics
  • Bettering Communication
  • Accounting
  • Client Growth
  • Connection Design
  • Wind Design
The Summit will feature education specific to the practicing structural engineer, in both technical and non-technical tracks. Desired submissions are those on best-design practices, new codes and standards, recent projects, advanced analysis techniques, management, business practices, and other topics that would be of interest to practicing structural engineers.
Abstracts are due March 30, 2019. Submit yours now!
NCSEA Welcomes New Sustaining Members:
Deems Structural Engineering
SEAW YMG January Firms and Student Showcase
January 22, 2019
SEAOH 50th Annual Installation Banquet
January 26, 2019
Honolulu, HI
SEAOI
Designing Transparency
January 31, 2019
Chicago, IL
SEAOI Dinner Meeting
February 5, 2019
Chicago, IL
NCSEA Communication:
Resources for the Next Generation
February 6, 2019
SEAU 7th Annual Conference
February 26-27, 2019
Provo, UT
Does your SEA have an upcoming event?
Upcoming Webinars
All NCSEA live webinars, listed below, offer 1.5 hours of continuing education credits. Most NCSEA webinars are Diamond Reviewed and accepted for SE continuing education in all 50 states. Please review the webinar description to check the Diamond Review Status. To view other upcoming webinars, click here.

January 22, 2019
Curt B. Haselton, Ph.D., P.E.

January 29, 2019
Robert Kirkman, Ph.D.

February 12, 2019
Gail Kelley, P.E., Esq.

Recorded Webinars can be purchased here.
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