Cal Bearman, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc
2015 Award Recipient
Nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers
Cal Bearman, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Young Engineer of the Year Award. He earned a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington and is a registered Professional Engineer in California. He has been an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 2010. He is the President–Elect of the ASCE Younger Member Forum (YMF) and served as the Professional Development Chair last year. He organized young professional panels for YMF at the University of Washington and Seattle University to introduce sophomores and juniors to the roles of young professional engineers. He coordinated and hosted tours of the 520 Bridge project and the Husky Stadium reconstruction project for YMF members. He also organized a unique opportunity for YMF members to beta test the Project Manager module of ASCE’s Supercharging Your Career series. As beta testers, attendees learned effective project management skills while providing feedback on the content and structure of the module. Mr. Bearman served as the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Rules Chair for the last two years. In this role, he revised the competition rules, wrote rules for the T-shirt competition, and acted as head judge on the day of the event.
Mr. Bearman also is an active member of the Structural Engineering Association of Washington (SEAW). As their Younger Member Outreach Chair, he organized outreach lunches at the University of Washington and Seattle University to enable civil engineering students to meet SEAW leaders. He also contributes to community service activities sponsored by his employer. Mr. Bearman planned and
participated in a WJE day on the La Fortuna Habitat for Humanity project in Renton. </p>
Outside of work and professional organizations, Mr. Bearman takes an active role in his community. He is an incoming board member of the Phinney Neighborhood Association and is actively engaged in their Campaign for Accessibility. He volunteers at the Greenwod Senior Center and the Phinney Center Gallery.