Puget Sound Engineering Council 62nd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet.

January 5, 2020

Puget Sound Engineering Council Announces the 62nd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.

The Museum of Flight will be open to attendees at 5pm-6pm. The Social hour will be from 6:00pm-7pm, with the speaker and awards ceremony later. Our Speaker is Susan Everett who will speak about the SR 99 Tunnel.

Her Biography:

Susan Everett
Project Manager Gateway/SR 509 Completion Program

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Susan Everett is the SR 509 Completion Program project manager.  She manages right of way acquisition, permitting, design and construction of this project.  The SR 509 project provides essential connections to the Ports of Seattle, SeaTac Airport and the Kent Valley from I-5.  Her experience includes project management, transportation and hydraulic design, permit management and estimating.

Susan has worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for over 30 years. Prior to working on the SR 509 Program, she served as the program design manager on the SR 99: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program – the SR 99 Tunnel Project.  She also served as WSDOT Urban Corridors Project Development Engineerand Engineering Manager. During her work with WSDOT, Susan worked as project engineer on major projects such as the I-5 HOV lanes from downtown Seattle to Federal Way, the SR 515 Arterial Widening, the SR 161 Arterial Widening, SR 509 project extension and the I-5 ramp metering in the Seattle area. In 1996 Susan received the Governor’s Distinguished/Sustaining Management Leadership Award and is the co-author on several papers.

Susan graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering.  She bleeds purple and gold.  Her husband and two children are engineers.  The family dog, however, is normal. 

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61st Annual Engineer of The Year Banquet

March 31, 2019

Puget Sound Engineering Council  held the 61st Annual Engineer on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.
Our Speaker was Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD, Professor, ME Coordinator in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the College of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell. He spoke on:
Diversification of higher education: Opportunities, and Difficulties.

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61st Annual Engineer of the Year Banquet

December 16, 2018

Puget Sound Engineering Council Announces the 61st Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.

The Museum of Flight will be open to attendees at 5pm-6pm. The Social hour will be from 6:00pm-7pm, with the speaker and awards ceremony later.
Our Speaker is Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD, Professor, ME Coordinator in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the College of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell. His topic will be:

Diversification of higher education: Opportunities, and Difficulties

Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD UW Bothell

Biography:

The Professor’s Academic  Employment History:

  • Professor, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, UW-Bothell (from Fall 2016).
  • Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery , UW-Seattle (from Fall 2016).
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering, UW-Seattle, (from Fall 2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, UW-Seattle. (from Fall 2016)
  • Affiliate, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (from Fall 2016)
  • Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, UW-Bothell (2013-2016).
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery (2008-2016)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Radiology (2013-2016).
  • Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability (from August 2009)
  • Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Bioengineering (2009-2016)
  • Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pediatric Dentistry (2008 – 2016)
  • Member, Seattle Cancer Consortium, neuro-oncology affinity group (2004 – 2008)
  • Research Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pediatric Dentistry (2007-2008)
  • Principal Physicist (rank equivalent to Full Professor), Applied Physics Laboratory (2004 – 2013)
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery (2004 – 2008)
  • Member, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials [UWEB] (2000 – 2004)
  • Senior Scientist (rank equivalent to Associate Professor), Applied Physics Laboratory (January 1995 – October 2004)
  • Scientist (rank equivalent to Assistant Professor), Applied Physics Laboratory (March 1988 — December 1994)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate for Dr. Robert A. Brown, Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Washington (June through December, 1987). Wave-wave interactions in mixing and surface layers. Large eddy/inversion dynamics.
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Robert A. Brown, Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Washington (Summer, 1982 to Spring, 1987). Applied Mathematics dissertation, with C.Bretherton, W. Criminale, J. Kevorkian and J. Riley: wave-wave interactions in unstable shear flows; novel mathematical methods using Chebyshev spectral expansions.
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Terry Matilsky, Physics Department, Rutgers University. (Spring and Summer, 1980). Produced evidence for structure in the Oort cloud, the birthplace of comets.

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2019 PSEC Awards Nominations Open

October 19, 2018

It is time to recognize members of your organizations. Below are the Awards Nomination Forms and instructions for completion (Word Doc) for the seven awards to be presented at the February 16, 2019 PSEC Engineering Awards Banquet at the Museum of Flight.

Please identify deserving members of your organizations and submit nominations to the Awards Committee by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact me at jesbcon@uw.edu.

Nomination Forms

Below are the nomination forms for each award a Guide for Preparation of Engineer-of-the-Year-Nominations is also shown below. Please provide the required information completely and concisely and follow the posted instructions (Word Doc). Limit nomination packages to 8 pages.

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60th Annual Engineer of The Year Awards Banquet

March 24, 2018

Puget Sound Engineering Council held the 60th Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet will Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.

Our Speaker was Dale Thompson from the Museum of Flight who will speak on the Museum Of Flight’s B-17F and B-29 restoration. After the speech the Engineer of the year Awards were handed out to:

Academic Engineer of the Year – Professor Marc O. Eberhard, Ph. D., University of Washington, (SEAW)

Government Engineer of the Year – Jeffrey A. Lundt, PE, Wastewater Treatment Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, (ASCE)

Kenneth W. Porter Award – Dana Day, The Boeing Company, (SWE)

K-12 STEM Engineering Teacher of the Year – Elana Slagle, Starfish Education, (AIAA)

Young Engineer of the Year – Grace Lefebure, The Boeing Company, (SWE)

Professional Engineer of the Year – David B. Swanson, PE, SE, Reid Middleton, Inc., (ASCE and SEAW)

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60th annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet

January 1, 2018

Dale ThompsonDale ThompsonPuget Sound Engineering Council Announces the 60th Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.

The Museum of Flight will be open to attendees at 5pm-6pm. The Social hour will be from 6:00pm-7pm, with the speaker and awards ceremony later.

Our Speaker is Dale Thompson from the Museum of Flight who will speak on the Museum Of Flight’s B-17F and B-29 restoration.

Dale Thompson, Banquet Speaker

Dale Thompson

Dale’s Bio:

Dale Thompson graduated from the University of Washington. He worked at the University of Washington as an electronic technician in the Physiology and Biophysics Department and in the Regional Primate Research Center. He then worked for 28 years for Pacific Northwest Bell, retiring as an Engineering Manager.

Mr. Thompson was in ground radio installation in the Air Guard for six years. He has had an Amateur Radio License since the age of 14. He is currently the Crew chief for the Museum of Flight’s B-29 Superfortress and B-17F Flying Fortress.

 

 

 

 

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Tickets may be purchased online at our Eventbrite site.

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2018 PSEC Awards Nominations Open

November 7, 2017

It is time to recognize members of your organizations.  Below are the Awards Nomination Forms and instructions for completion for the seven awards to be presented at the February 10, 2018 PSEC Engineering Awards Banquet at the Museum of Flight.

Please identify deserving members of your organizations and submit nominations to the Awards Committee by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact me at jesbcon@uw.edu.

Nomination Forms

Below are the nomination forms for each award a Guide for Preparation of Engineer-of-the-Year-Nominations is also shown below. Please provide the required information completely and concisely and follow the posted instructions . Limit nomination packages to 8 pages.

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Photos from 2017 Banquet are available

April 1, 2017

The photographs from the 2017 PSEC Banquet are available for viewing and purchase. Many thanks to Shelly Oberman for providing the photography.


Shelly Oberman's PSEC Banquet photo

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Gov Inslee Issues Engineers Week Proclamation

January 26, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24th Governor Jay Inslee of Washington issued this proclamation of Engineers Week February 19-24, 2017.

The PSEC invites you to celebrate Engineers Week by attending our Engineering Banquet on February 11th and our Engineers Fair on February 4th.

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2017 Banquet Keynote Speaker Announced

January 8, 2017

PSEC is pleased to host Chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh, University of Washington Bothell.as the keynote speaker at our annual Awards Banquet on February 11, 2017. The title of his address is “Lies, Damn Lies and Analytics?”

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Bjong Wolf Yeigh is UW Bothell’s third chancellor. Prior to joining UW Bothell, Yeigh was professor and president of the State University of New York Institute of Technology from 2008 to 2013 where he secured over $200 million in economic development and institutional grants. Working in partnership with the University at Albany, a $240 million nanotechnology partnership was secured. Overseeing the largest expansion of the campus to date, he guided the building of more than $100 million in capital projects.

He previously held the position of vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Norwich University, engineering dean at Saint Louis University, and assistant provost for science and technology at Yale University. He was on the engineering faculty at Oklahoma State University.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Yeigh served as a tactical intelligence officer for Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VF-74) aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While on active duty, he completed Strike Lead Attack Training Syllabus (SLATS), Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun), and Navy Electronic Officer Course.

He holds M.A. and Ph.D. in civil engineering and operations research and a graduate certificate in science and technology policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University; A.B. in engineering science from Dartmouth College. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and serves on several national and state boards for engineering, economic development, public policy and education.

Tickets are available to attend the PSEC Awards Banquet.

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