ASCE Seattle YMF Newsletter
Mid-January 2017
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A BIG Congratulations to our Award Winners!
January Community Service Event - TONIGHT!
January Eastside Networking Event - NEXT Monday
ASCE Society Level Award Apps - Due Wed., Feb. 1st
February K-12 Outreach Opportunities
Next Month's Westside Networking Event - Thurs., Feb. 16th
Annual Ski Retreat - Feb. 24th - 26th
ASCE Soccer Team
Popsicle Stick Bridge (PSB) Competition is NEXT Saturday - Sign up to Volunteer!
Annual YMF Golf Tournament - Fri., Aug. 18th
Lake Stevens High School Civil Engineering Club
Dear  ,     

Hope everyone is having a great start to 2017!

We have a lot of great opportunities and exciting events coming up the next few months so stay informed and let us know if you have any questions! And of course, if you want to get involved!

Please read below for our latest updates and details on upcoming events.

Our group had a great time at YMF 2017 in Los Angeles! 

Like us on Facebook and check out the  website for photos.
On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Schyler Hect
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
Congratulations Award Winners!
The Seattle YMF would like to congratulate the following award winners:

Puget Sound Engineering Council
Young Engineer of the Year - Don Nguyen

Kenneth W. Porter Award - Eset Alemu

K-12 STEM Engineering Teacher of the Year - Noah Crofoot

Don, Eset and Noah will be honored at the
PSEC Awards Banquet  on Sat., February 11th at the Museum of Flight.

Western Regional Younger Member Council Awards

Outstanding Younger Member in Community Activities - Cal Bearman

Outstanding Younger Member in ASCE Activities - Diana Hasegan

Cal and Diana were recently honored at the WRYMC Awards Banquet on January 14th in Los Angeles.

ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering

Don Nguyen has been named on of ASCE's 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering - Professional Edition. He will be honored at the ASCE OPAL Awards on March 16th in Arlington, VA.

Congratulations again to all the award winners!
January Community Service Event
Friday, January 27th - 6:00  - 8:00 pm
Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave S, Seattle

Brides for a Cause resells wedding dresses to raise money for women's health, education, and supportive services,  Over $400,000 has been donated to women-focused charities from funds raised from collecting and reselling wedding dresses.  

We will help set up dresses for Seattle's annual "Dress Dash", a bridal dress sale for Brides for a Cause.

Have questions? Contact Kristina Lowthian at  
January Eastside Networking Event
Monday, January 30th -  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Pearl Restaurant
700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 50

Don't miss the first eastside happy hour of the year! And look for the hard hat on the table.

Pearl will validate parking at Lincoln Square Mall for up to 3 hours. As always, appetizers will be on the YMF! Check out the Pearl Happy Hour Menu here.

Contact Dan at  with questions.
ASCE Society Level Award Applications due February 1st!
The YMF is looking for nominees for the upcoming Society Level Awards. These are national awards get very few applicants. Awards will be presented to the winners in New Orleans, LA this Fall! Deadline for Application: Wed., February 1st.  

Collingwood Prize
Have you recently been published in an ASCE journal? If so, please apply for the Collingwood Prize! The Collingwood Prize is awarded to an author, under 35 years of age who contributed to an ASCE Journal  in the Past 12 months. Publications during graduate school also qualify.

Daniel Mead Prize
Enjoy writing?  Prepare a 2,00 word essay on professional ethics.   2017 Topic:  "Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?"

See the ASCE website for additional info or contact Courtney Davis at for details.
February K-12 Outreach Opportunities!
Next month is going to be a really exciting month for ASCE for two main reasons:

1) National Engineers Week which is February 19-25 and
2) The national premiere of "Dream Big: Engineering Our World", a giant-screen film presented in partnership with ASCE.

To accompany these two exciting events, there are a couple of community outreach opportunities for anyone who is interested in engaging with kids and families about the Civil Engineering profession.  If you're interested in volunteering at any of the upcoming events, please send me an email with the day and time that you're available to volunteer.
Saturday, February 4th
Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) Engineering Fair
@ the Museum of Flight, 10:00a-4:00p

Available Shifts: 9:45a-12:00p, 11:45a-2p, 1:45p-4:00p
ASCE Seattle and SEAW are partnering for this event
Saturday - Monday, February 18-20th
"Engineer It!" Weekend (see attached for more info)
@ 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 indicate the day(s) and the time of day (morning or afternoon) that you're available.
Both of these events will include fun and engaging activities for kids and their families. The goal is to get people excited about the Civil Engineering profession, which is guaranteed to be a really great time!  If you have any questions or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brad Strandquist
Heads up on the February 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 west side happy hour! Check out the  Yard House Happy Hour Menu.

Contact Shelley at for 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 in late February. Please let Elyssa Dixon at know if you are interested in joining so we can evaluate cabin needs or if you have any questions. More information will be available at a later date.

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. 
Volunteers Needed - Upcoming Popsicle Stick Bridge (PSB) Competition!
Volunteer with us for one of our biggest events of the year, Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition 2017! It will be held at the Museum of Flight next Saturday on February 4th, 2017. Activities for volunteers will include facilitating registration, judging, set up/clean up, emceeing, photography, scoring, and simply providing enthusiasm and energy for engineering to the students that are in attendance. 

Please fill out the volunteer form linked below. If you have any questions about the event, please email Bianca at or Chris at

2017 Golf Tournament
This year, the annual YMF golf tournament will be on Fri., August 18th at 2:00 pm at Eagles Talon. 

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!