K-12 Outreach Event: Future City Volunteer Judging

When: January 19 (time commitment can vary between 7:30am - afternoon)
Where: Shoreline Community College

The Future City Competition provides a fun and exciting educational engineering program for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future.
Volunteer as a Model & Presentation Judge! You will score the physical 3-D city model on the day of the competition and evaluate innovation, creativity, aesthetics, workmanship and the use of recycled materials. Lunch will be provided!

Find out more here: https://futurecity.org/region/judges
Register to Volunteer: http://futurecity.org/register
Contact Katarina if you have any questions!

ASCE YMF Eastside Networking

When: January 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Palomino 610 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Join us for the January Eastside happy hour! This is a great time to network and enjoy food and drinks at one of Bellevue's finest restaurants! Tasty appetizers will be provided by YMF! Look for the ASCE sign!

For questions, contact Eamaan.

ASCE YMF Tech Talk Register

Don Nugyen @ HDR: Bridge Engineering

When: January 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: HDR 929 108th Ave NE #1300, Bellevue

Join the YMF for the January Tech Talk at HDR! Don Nguyen, the YMF Past President and Mentorship Co-Chair, will walk you through the world of Bridge Engineering. Don has six years of experience and is currently deputy-PM on the Marion Street Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project in downtown Seattle. Food will be provided thanks to HDR!

HDR is located near the Bellevue transit center and paid parking is available in the 929 building.

If you are interested in presenting or hosting/sponsoring a tech talk in the future, please contact Elyssa Dixon. If you have questions for this event, please contactDon Nguyen.

ASCE YMF January Volunteer Event

Farestart

When: January 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Farestart, 700 Virginia St, Seattle

Start the new year right with Farestart where we will be volunteering our kitchen prep skills to help prepare meals for those who need help. We will meet at Farestart at 10 AM. As we will be standing for 5 hours, dress comfortably in long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and bring a hat if you have one. Aprons and lunch will be provided. As always, look forward to a fun learning and giving experience!

If interested, please email Shirley ideally by January 4th!

ASCE YMF Westside Networking

When: January 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Stout 1530 11th Avenue, Seattle

Join us for the January Westside happy hour! This is a great time to network and enjoy food and drinks at one of Seattle's finest restaurants! Tasty appetizers will be provided by YMF! Look for the ASCE sign!

For questions, contact Matt.

Tunnel to Viaduct 8K Run/Walk Register


When: February 2, 11:00am - 6:30pm
Where: Sixth Avenue North between John and Mercer streets

The Seattle Section of ASCE is organizing a group run/walk for the grand opening of SR 99! Join your fellow ASCE members for one last chance to be on the Alaska Way viaduct before it's torn down and first run through the new tunnel. The course is 8 kilometers long course that will head south on the upper deck of the new SR 99 Tunnel and return on the lower deck of the viaduct returning north through the Battery Street Tunnel. The Younger Members Forum (YMF) will host a happy hour after the event to replenish all the calories we just burnt off!

You can register at the Tunnel to Viaduct website and use the code ASCE10 for 10% off! Please contact Leo Moyer if you plan on attending.

Call for 2019-2020 ASCE Seattle Officer Nominations

Deadline for Nominations: March 20, 2019
Have you been thinking about getting more involved in ASCE? Please consider joining the Seattle Section Board. We are a fun and energetic group that seeks to bring value to the ASCE Seattle Section membership. The Seattle Section is seeking nominations for 2019-2020 Board positions. The election will be held in April/May 2019 and terms will begin in October 2019. Our open positions include:

President Elect: The term includes one-year each as President Elect, then President, and Immediate Past President (for a total of 3 years). The President Elect serves as President in the absence of the President and also serves as Membership Chair. The President Elect also attends and acts as the Section's Delegate to the Presidents and Governors Forum generally held in September at ASCE Headquarters and the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL) generally held in January or February. The President Elect also attends the Spring Region 8 Assembly, which is generally held immediately prior to the WSBL.

Secretary: The Secretary has an important role in the operations of the Section. The Secretary is responsible for keeping the Section's records, helping with coordination between the many committees and groups of the Section, keeping board meeting minutes, and counting the ballots from the Section's elections. The term of office is 2 years.

Director of Technical Committees: This is a 3-year term with responsibilities including making recommendations to the President regarding members who may be willing to serve as chairs, providing training, guidance, and/or assistance to committee leaders, act as committee advocate to the Board, and encourage committee activities that will foster ASCE goals and enhance member activities. Examples of committees that the Director of Technical Committees oversees are Water Resources, Geotechnical Institute, SEAW, and more. Specific duties include preparing a monthly report, participating in monthly Board meetings, and working closely with various committee chairs.

If you are interested in being nominated, would like to nominate someone, or to learn more please contact diana@hasegan.com or (425) 451-4009. The deadline for nominations is March 20, 2019. I hope you will consider becoming actively involved in the Seattle Section because even a small amount of time can make a different in what you and other members get out of ASCE. Member participation is key in continuing to bring you programs, training, community outreach opportunities, and more.

ASCE Seattle Volunteers Needed

Urban Development & Transportation Committee

The Seattle Section is currently searching for two motivated members to lead and revamp the Urban Development and Transportation Committee take charge of the committee. The purpose of this committee is to provide a forum for engineers and designers to discuss the intersection between transportation and urban planning and network with professionals with similar interests. This committee intends to. The committee will host monthly or bimonthly meetings and/or site visits. It can also get additional support from ASCE National's Transportation and Development.

This is a forum for ASCE members and non-members to discuss the issues facing the city and the world today, and how engineering and design are influencing the change. Seattle is going through a rapid and huge transformation of its urban fabric with the arrival of thousands of new employees every month. This has created traffic on the streets and highways, apartment and office space buildings popping up left and right around the city, and new rail systems and bicycle friendly infrastructure.

Please contact Homero Flores if you are interested in leading or participating in this group.

Legislative Committee

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for volunteers to assist with the Legislative Affairs Committee. The level of Involvement can vary and can include providing engineering judgement on current legislative issues to assisting with lobbying.

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena with focus on federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the civil engineering profession; such as university engineering budget considerations, issues that affect the practice of or employment of civil engineers, and environmental issues of significance to the profession. The committee reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession and may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees. It is also responsible for disseminating information from the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council (AELC) pertaining to state legislation. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

Please contact the Legislative Chair Mark Koelling for more information.

YMF Popsicle Stick Bridge

This is one of the YMF's largest events, and our largest K-12 outreach event all year.

YMF is looking for volunteers for the planning of the event as well as for the day of event. If anyone is interested, please email seattle.asce.ymf@gmail.com with subject line "PSB Volunteering."

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Section News

Call for 2018-2019 ASCE Seattle Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Nominations
Entry Form Due: March 15, 2019

Call for 2018-2019 ASCE Seattle Officer Nominations
Nominations Due: March 20, 2019

Annual Scholarships Now Open for Civil Engineering Students
Apply by April 20, 2019

Events

K-12 Outreach Event: Future City Volunteer Judging
January 19 | Shoreline Community College

ASCE YMF Eastside Networking
January 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Palomino, Bellevue

ASCE YMF Tech Talk: Don Nugyen @ HDR: Bridge Engineering Register
January 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm | HDR, Bellevue

ASCE YMF January Volunteer Event - Farestart
January 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm | Farestart, Seattle

ASCE YMF Westside Networking
January 31, 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Stout, Seattle

Tunnel to Viaduct 8K Run/Walk Register
February 2, 11:00am | Seattle | Use code ASCE10 for 10% off!

ASCE Volunteers Needed
Urban Development & Transportation Committee, Legislative Committee, & YMF Popsicle Stick Bridge Volunteers Needed

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