ASCE Seattle YMF Newsletter
May 2017
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Northgate Link Technical Tour Recap
Ballard Locks Centennial 5K Run/Walk - THIS Sun., May 7th
May Seattle Section Dinner Meeting - NEXT Wed., May 10th
College Student Mentor Night at Seattle Central College (SCC) - NEXT Thurs., May 11th
May Community Service Event - Sat., May 20th
Professional Development Webinar - Tues., May 23rd
WA Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Special Seminar - Wed., May 24th
May Seattle Mariners Game and Happy Hour
Annual Spring Picnic & Officer Elections - Thurs., May 25th
Annual YMF Golf Tournament - Fri., Aug. 18th
Volunteers always welcome! - Lake Stevens High School Civil Engineering Club
Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) - Accepting Applications until July 1st
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Please read below for more details about what is happening in May!

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On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Schyler Hect
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
Northgate Link - Technical Tour Recap
The Seattle YMF recently completed a technical tour of the Northgate Link Tunnel. At the Northgate Link Portal the group was shown the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall, temporary ground supports, development of the final lining at the portal and the general layout of the completed tunnel.  

The technical tour continued to the University District station where the group was introduced to the temporary ground support at the shaft (shoring walls, secant pile walls and remains of the freezing system) and the remaining parts of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch system (blind rings and cradle), which are about 100-feet beneath the street level. The group walked about a half mile through the 21.5-foot diameter tunnel to CP-23 and was introduced to the Sequential Excavation Method (SEM) process and the sequence of cross passage construction.

We would like to give a big THANK YOU  to Valeri Vinyar, Will Hodder and Teme Hailemelekot with JCM Northlink for hosting the YMF for such an amazing and informative tour.

Ballard Locks Centennial 5K Run/Walk
May 7th @ 9:30am

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Locks! Contact Elyssa at for information on how to join the YMF group. Registration costs $40.

May Seattle Section Dinner Meeting
Wed., May 10th @ 5:30pm to 8pm

Celebration of Student and Life Members and State Legislature Update

This special dinner program features ASCE Student and Life Members and an update on legislative activities in Washington. The program will begin with presentations on current activities in the Washington State Legislature from Dr. Conrad Felice and Clifford A. Webster. We will continue with presentations from the student paper award winners from Seattle University and the University of Washington. The evening will wind down with honoring 2017 ASCE Life Members.

And e-mail Don at with questions.
College Student Mentor Night at Seattle Central College (SCC)
Thurs., May 11th @ 6pm to 8pm
SCC 1st floor Atrium of Science & Math Building
1701 Broadway, Seattle

If you are interested in being a mentor for a night for college students, the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) needs your help! The purpose of the mentor night activity has been to bring as many practicing engineers together with as many students as possible. We are trying to inspire the students toward a career in engineering. The mentor night allows engineers to relay their experience in the profession and answer questions posed by students. The event will be kicked off with a brief introduction of the engineering disciplines represented by the volunteers followed by open forum where the students visit various tables and converse with the mentors.  Mentors are encouraged to bring a sample of work that will fit on a 30" X 30" table top for potential discussion with the students.  Students will rotate between mentors and tables to get a broad overview of answers to their questions.  Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!

If you are interested in participating, please sign up online here!

And e-mail Don at with questions.
May Community Service Event
Saturday, May 20th @ 10:15am  to 2pm
Habitat for Humanity Build
Tukwila, WA

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable homes for families.  
Unfortunately, the build we had planned in Sammamish is not available this month, but we will instead volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Store assisting with a variety of roles including donations, customer service, metals recycling, and social media. 
If you plan to volunteer, please RSVP by May 12th to Kristina at .  When responding, please indicate if you need or could provide a carpool.
Professional Development Webinar
Tuesday, May 23rd @ 12pm to 1pm

Mark your calendars Seattle YMF! 
Anthony Fasano, P.E. will be presenting a professional development webinar session to the YMF. Anthony has a Civil Engineering background and is currently author of the ASCE Careers and Leadership blog.
This webinar session will cover:
How to Set Effective Goals and find a Mentor to Help you Achieve Them + Credentials, Degrees, and Other Critical Decisions In Your Engineering Career
The webinar will provide beneficial advice to YMF members currently in practice, as well as to to university students starting their internships and entering practice next month. It is free and available online to those who are unable to make it during the live broadcast.

If you have any ideas for events or technical tours, e-mail Romulos at
WA Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Special Seminar
Wednesday, May 24th 
Registration  @ 12:30pm
Presentations @ 1pm to 5pm 
WA State Convention Center  

ACI's seminar topic is Concrete Structures - Innovations in Design, Construction, & Materials.

You can join the ACI for an informative half day seminar on State-of-the-Art structural design, high performance concrete materials, lean construction methods, and sustainable practices. The seminar four speakers are leaders in the concrete industry in their respective specialties. The presenters are Cary Kopczynski of CKC, Andreas Tselebides of BASF, Chris Plue of Webcor Builders and James Salazar of Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. Want to learn more?

The registration deadline is this Friday, May 5th and you can register here!
May Seattle Mariners Game and Happy Hour!
Date & Time TBD
Seattle Mariners Baseball Game &
Pyramid Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant Happy Hour

In lieu of having separate west and east side network events this month, we will be hosting a happy hour at Pyramid before a Seattle Mariners baseball game. Please keep an eye out for more details on our Facebook page and in the mid-month newsletter!

As always, appetizers will be on the YMF! And check out the Pyramid HH Menu.

Contact Dan at 
with questions.
Annual Spring Picnic & Officer Elections
Thursday, May 25th @ 5:30pm  to 8:30pm
Gas Works Park

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 at .
Volunteers Needed - Lake Stevens High School 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 at and/or Nigel at  if you are interested in getting involved!
Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) - Accepting Applications until July 1st
November 5th - 8th, 2017
Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, Virginia

The ELA hosts an annual interdisciplinary leadership conference, providing training in topics such as social styles, leading innovation, global and virtual team leadership, and more. The Conference is an exciting opportunity to participate in hands-on leadership training with members of leading engineering, research, and scientific organizations.  

Each year ASCE selects members to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance conference as representatives of ASCE. Desired applicant is someone who earned a BS in an Engineering field between 3-12 years ago and is an Associate or Member of ASCE. Selected applicants receive a complimentary conference registration, but are responsible for travel expenses and lodging.
Apply to represent ASCE here! Email  Courtney at with any questions.