ASCE Seattle YMF Newsletter
February 2017
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Westside Networking Event - Thurs., Feb. 16th at Yard House
ASCE Training before Dream Big! - Fri., Feb. 17th at Best Western Plus Executive Inn in Seattle
"Engineer It!" - Sat.-Mon., Feb. 18-20th at the Pacifc Science Center
STEM Fair - Thurs., Feb. 23rd at Federal Way HS
Community Service Event - Sun., Feb. 26th with Fare Start
Eastside Networking Event - Tues., Feb. 28th at Palomino
Annual Ski Retreat - Feb. 24th - 26th at Mt. Hood
ASCE Soccer Team
Annual YMF Golf Tournament - Fri., Aug. 18th at Willows Run
Sign up to Volunteer! - Lake Stevens High School Civil Engineering Club
Dear  ,     

The Seattle YMF put on another successful and fun Popsicle Stick Bridge (PSB) Competition last weekend! A BIG thank you to Bianca Casem and Chris Rhodes and their team of volunteers for the hard work and time they put into the months leading up to the event and of course, the day of the event! Fantastic job!

We have a lot of great opportunities and exciting events coming up the next few months! 
Please read below for details.

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On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Schyler Hect
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
Westside Networking Event
Thursday, February 16th - 5:30  - 7:30 pm
Yard House
1501 4th Ave. #118

Join us at Yard House in downtown Seattle for the February westside happy hour! Don't miss it! Check out the  Yard House Happy Hour Menu. And per usual, appetizers are on the YMF.

Contact Shelley at with questions.
ASCE Section Public Relations and Government Relations Training for Dream Big!
Friday, February 17th
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Afternoon Session: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave N, Seattle

Please join us for a Public Relations and Government Relations Training session PRIOR to the Dream Big documentary release. There will be 2 sessions plus lunch to choose from. You can attend one or both sessions. The cost is the same for one or both sessions.
ASCE's Government Relations staff will present this in-person training session to help amplify the Seattle Section's understanding of how to effectively engage with elected officials in advance of the section's legislative advocacy day on March 17. 
And ASCE's Media Relations staff will present on public relations, covering how to work with the media, how to make section events and reports media-worthy, and how to handle tough interview questions. 

Have questions? Contact Don Nguyen (
K-12 Outreach - "Engineer It!"
S aturday - Monday, February 18 - 20th
"Engineer It!" Weekend 
@ the Pacific Science Center

This is a three day science festival to kick off engineers week and the premiere of "Dream Big".  ASCE would like to have a booth for all three days if we have enough volunteer capacity.  

If you're interested in volunteering for "Engineer It!" weekend, please send  Brad Strandquist   at   an e-mail with the day and time (morning or afternoon) that you're available to volunteer. 

K-12 Outreach - STEM Fair

Thursday, February 23rd - 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Federal Way High School
30611 16th Ave. S. Federal Way

STEM Exploration Night is an opportunity for all K-12 Federal Way Public Schools scholars and their families to learn about STEM career opportunities in our region, and identify a pathway to success in a STEM career. 
ASCE will host a booth where students, parents, and teachers can interact with engineers to learn more about civil engineering. We are looking for civil/structural engineers to volunteer their time to interact with the guest and generate excitement about our field. More information can be found at  STEM Fair!.

If you're interested in volunteering please contact Nigel Lyons by e-mail at

February Community Service Event
Sunday, February 26th - 10:00 am  - 3:00 pm
@ Fare Start
700 Virginia St, Seattle

Fare Start provides about 1,000 meals to homeless shelters every day of the year.  Team up with the younger members to prepare food at Fare Start's kitchen. Lunch is included!

This event is limited to 10 participants, s o R SVP early to Kristina Lowthian at   When responding, please indicate if you need or could provide a carpool.

February Eastside Networking Event
Tuesday, February 28th -  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Palomino Restaurant & Bar
700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 50

Don't miss February's eastside happy hour! Make sure to join us for some pizza and don't forget to look for the hard hat on the table.

As always, appetizers will be on the YMF! Check out the Palomino Happy Hour Menu  here.

Contact Dan Worthen at  with questions.
Annual YMF Ski Retreat
February 24th - 26th
Mt. Hood, Oregon 

We will join the Portland, Bellingham, and Tacoma ASCE YMFs at Mt. Hood for our annual Ski Retreat at the end of the month!

Contact Elyssa Dixon at for costs and specific logistics.

ASCE Soccer Team
Wednesday evenings, January 2nd - March 18th
Fields around Seattle

Come join your fellow engineers to play soccer! Any experience level is welcome. Please let
Elyssa Dixon (  know if you are interested. 
2017 Golf Tournament
Friday, August 18th - 2:00 pm
Willows Run Golf Course - Eagle's Talon
10402 Willows Road NE, Redmond

Get ready for this year's golf tournament! Please keep an eye out for more information to come.

Any interested sponsors and for more information on the event, contact Matt Thomas at
Volunteers Needed - Lake Stevens High School Civil Engineering Club

Volunteers Needed for the Lake Stevens HS Civil Engineering Club
The Lake Stevens HS Civil Engineering Club can always use volunteer engineers to be guest speakers or to help lead one of the ASCE-provided hands-on activities. 

Please contact Melissa Wu at and/or Nigel Lyons at  if you are interested in getting involved!