ASCE Seattle YMF Newsletter
October 2017
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Seeking Popsicle Stick Bridge Committee Members
Community Service - Zeno MathFest
WRYMC 2018
Seattle University Engineering Mentor Night
Region 8 Awards at ASCE Annual Convention
Fall Co-Ed Soccer - Weds., Sept 20th - Dec 20th
Eastside Networking...Tuesday, Nov 21st - Lot No. 3
Westside Networking...Tuesday, Nov 21st - FreBrewCo
Washington Report Card
Engineer It! - Volunteering Opportunity - Saturday Nov 11
UW Presenters Wanted
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Please read below for reminders about what is  happening this fall.

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On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Ann Albright
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
Seeking Popsicle Stick Bridge Committee Members
Preparation for the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition is underway and we need your help! We are currently looking for volunteers to help plan and organize this unique and anticipated event. (We will be seeking volunteer help for the day-of event event at a later date). 

Positions we still need help with:

Sponsors Coordinator: contacting businesses/companies to help recruit sponsors for the event

High School Outreach: help contacting and/or visiting high schools, need multiple people

Media Coordinator: Hype the event and get word out

There are many other small tasks that could always use more assistance.  So, if you would like to help in any way please don't hesitate to reach out!

Contact Christopher Rhodes at to join the team!
November Community Service - Zeno MathFest

Thursday, November 2nd
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S., Seattle

Volunteers are needed for event set up and break down, playing games with kids and families, and serving food. The 3 shifts available are:
  • Event set up 3:30-4:30
  • Volunteer training and main event 4:00-7:30
  • Event take down 7:30-8:00
You can stay for more than one shift if you like. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and refreshments.

Shoot me an email at if you are interested in volunteering for any of the shifts so I can get a rough headcount. There is a simple online volunteer application that needs to be filled out beforehand, which you can find here:

For more information, check here:

WRYMC - 2018
January 12-13, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

The ASCE Nevada Section - Southern Nevada Branch Younger Member Forum is excited to host the 2018 Younger Member Council Annual General Meeting for Regions 8 & 9 (WRYMC).  They are looking forward to welcoming the Council delegates and attendees of the Regions 8 & 9 Multi-Region Leadership Conference (MRLC) to Las Vegas! 

Contact Don Nguyen @ if you have any questions.
Seattle University Engineering Mentor Night
Wednesday, November 29th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle

Seattle University (SU) is hosting an engineering mentor night for their students on Wednesday, November 29th from 6 to 8 pm and they are particularly seeking mentors in Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering. 

The event will start with a panel discussion of invited SU alumni who will field questions from the students. Following the panel discussion, the students will rotate among tables with the mentors for discussions. To facilitate the discussions, mentors are asked to bring a sample of work (reports, photos, drawings, etc.) to help the students better understand what they might do in different disciplines of engineering. 

If you are available to attend, please sign-up at the following link and share with your colleagues:

Mentors will be sent final details, directions, campus map and parking passes a week prior to the event.

Thank you for volunteering and giving your time and talent to encourage our next generation of engineers! For questions please contact Jason Salazar, the PSEC SU Mentor Night Volunteer Coordinator @

Jason Salazar
PSEC Mentor Night Volunteer Coordinator

Region 8 Awards at ASCE Annual Convention
Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award 

Edmund Friedman Award 2017

Congratulations to Cal Bearman  and Courtney Davis for being selected as two of the Edmund Friedman Award for Professional Achievement recipients! The Edmund Friedman Award recognizes younger members of ASCE who have advanced the profession; exhibited technical competence, high character and integrity; developed improved member attitudes toward the profession; and contributed to public service outside their professional careers.

Fall Co-Ed Soccer
Wednesday evenings, September 20th - December 20th
Seattle Area

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and meet some new people? The YMF soccer is looking for one or two more guys and girls to fill out the roster for Fall Season. All experience levels are welcome.
Contact Leo Moyer at if you are interested!
Eastside Networking @ Lot No. 3
Tuesday, November 21st
5:30 pm - 7 pm
Lot No. 3

Join us for the November East side happy hour! Good time to network and enjoy food and drinks! Appetizers will be provided by YMF!

Parking is validated in the Bellevue Tower - Reservation under Jessica - Check out Lot No. 3 Happy Hour Menu
Contact Jessica ( with any questions.  
Westside Networking @ FreBrewCo
Tuesday, November 21st
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for the November West Side happy hour event! Eat, drink, and most importantly... network!!!
As always, appetizers will be provided by YMF.

Contact Damani ( with any questions!
Washington Report Card Update!
ASCE Seattle Section is looking for volunteers to act as leads for a few fields (Aviation, Drinking Water, Energy, Hazardous Waste, Transit). The report card is a way for Civil Engineers to better communicate with the general public about the current condition and performance of the country's infrastructure. In 2013,   Washington state's report card  was graded with a C! In 2017, the country's overall grade was event lower, at D+!

If you are interested in leading or supporting us in updating the Report Card, please contact Erik Ellingsen at More info on the report card can be found at:
Engineer It! - Volunteering Opportunity
Saturday, November 11th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

On  Saturday, November 11th  we will be hosting a fun and interactive activity booth at the Pacific Science Center and you can join the fun!  Our activity booth will be a part of the Pacific Science Center's "Engineer It!" weekend , a festival that celebrates all things engineering.  The festival will be a great opportunity for us to have meaningful interactions with local families about how cool the civil engineering profession is.  

As a volunteer, you'll lead museum guests through the activity (testing gum-drop structures on an earthquake shake table!) and help set-up and take down the booth.
There are (3) volunteer shifts:
  • 10:00a-1:00p
  • 12:30p-3:30p
  • 3:00p-6:00p
Contact Brad Strandquist for more information at
November - UW Presenters Wanted

Hi Everyone,
The University of Washington ASCE Student Chapter is looking for luncheon speakers to present on various topics such as projects you are working on, or general professional development tips for the students.

Presentations will take place on UW's campus.
If you are interested, please contact Romulos Ragudos at