SEFW 2017 Annual Report

From Tom Corcoran, Chair:

Thank you for your support of the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington! We had a fantastic 2017. Please enjoy this report of accomplishments made possible by SEFW and its partnerships. Donations supported scholarships, outreach opportunities, our incredible Fall Forum, and more. It was a year with much good work promoting structural engineering, and we are eager to see what 2018 has in store.

SCHOLARSHIP

University Scholarships

June 2017

SEFW once again funded the SEAW Scholarship Awards Program, which awarded four students in 2017. The SEAW scholarship program has now presented just over $154,000 to 67 structural engineering students.

Paradee

Birsoz

Gelms

Jerren Paradee, of Federal Way, received a BSCE magna cum laude and is in an MSCE program, both at UW. Forest Bishop, an Alaska native, earned his BSCE from WSU, spent time in the U.S. Navy, and was pursuing a MSCE from WSU. Begum Birsoz, originally from Turkey and California, was completing her BSCE at UW. Marissa Gelms, of La Center, was also completing her BSCE from UW.

Bishop

EDUCATION

FilmWorks Initiative

April 2017

SEFW was delighted to premiere the four winners of the First FilmWorks Initiative, a competition for amateur videographers to promote structural engineering in short videos. Cash prizes were presented, and in a touching moment, the winner of the top award returned his prize to SEFW and asked that it be added to the Scholarship Fund. All the videos can be seen on Vimeo.

Origami Forum

November 2017

Close to 300 people enjoyed SEFW's 7th Fall Forum, “Origami: Inspiration in Science, Design, and Structures," which featured Robert D. Lang, PhD., artist and consultant; Tina Hovsepian, AIA, founder of Cardborigami; and Mark R. Morden, AIA, local origami enthusiast.  The event had 43 partnering firms and 15 cooperating organizations, and was a great success!

OUTREACH

Student Outreach Efforts

February-June 2017

SEFW was pleased to support the SEAW Outreach Committee, which had several endeavors in 2017. Many efforts were facilitated by a partnership with the Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS). Volunteers participated in STEM Expo and Career fairs around Puget Sound, introducing thousands of students and parents to structural engineering careers. On a smaller scale, volunteers went into STEM classrooms as mentors in the after school STEM Academy program. More on the Outreach Committee efforts can be seen on their website.

Popsicle Bridge Competition

February 2017

For the third year, SEFW funded a popsicle stick bridge-building competition in the Mead School District in Spokane. This year's winning bridge held 866 pounds! Due to his work facilitating this program, SEFW Board Member David Peden of Coffman Engineers was awarded a "Mead School District STEM Forward" award from the district. An incredible video was made of the event; check it out on Vimeo.

STEM High School Support

February 2017

SEFW continued its relationship with Mountlake Terrace High School (MTHS), a STEM school in Edmonds. For the third year, SEFW funded a competition to design and construct 7-foot wood-framed bridges and arranged for local structural engineers to mentor the students. SEFW additionally facilitated a field trip for the STEM classes. A MTHS faculty member wrote, "You continue to be a great advocate for MTHS as we work to provide a solid high school STEM education for our students. And I know you're advocating for STEM education broadly in our community, too. Thank you for all you do."

Structural Robotics Mentoring

March 2017, Fall 2017

SEFW continues to support local FIRST robotics teams, providing funding an structural engineering mentors to students working on load calculations and structural stability. This year SEFW supported MTHS in Edmonds and Garfield High School in Seattle. The MTHS team traveled to Houston and placed in the top 100 of 5,000 schools.

GOVERNANCE

Board Leadership Changes

December 2017

SEFW thanks Mark D'Amato for his 2+ years as Board chair. In December, Tom Corcoran was named Chair, with Vice Chairs Nancy Devine and Ted Smith.  Director terms are two years. The Board now consists of chair, two vice chairs, one past chair, one secretary/treasurer, eight directors, plus two on the administrative/communications team.

D'Amato

Devine

Smith

Corcoran

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

Thank you to our individual and corporate donors in 2017.

 

Individual donors:

 

Wayne Adamek

Pete  Barlow

Chris Bernards

Ted Bernards

Mark Bock

Ron Boutilier

Howard Burton

James Carpenter

Arne Carson

Chevy Chase

John Clark

Matthew  Copus

Mark D'Amato

Nancy Devine

Josh Dreher

Mike Dunn

Greg Edwards

Rick Fine

Angela Gottula

Chad Green

Charlie Griffes

Greg Guillen

Peter Hart

Luke Heath

Dick Hemmen

Frank Hofmeister

Ichiro Ikeda

Carla Keel

Craig Keller

Tom Kinsman

Joyce Lem

Adam Ludwig

Jon Magnusson

Balraj Mann

Angela May

John McGlenn

Timothy Nordstrom

Katie Olleman

Charles Pearson

David Peden

Fred Pneuman

Shalini Prochazka

Joseph Renn

Marga Rose Hancock

J Byron Rupert

Hans Saxer

Greg Schindler

Jill Shuttleworth

Richal Smith

Ted Smith

Elizabeth Strickland

John Tate

John Tawresey

Sabet Vallejo

Michael Wright

Tom  Xia

 

 

Corporate donors:

 

Gold

Cary Kopczynski &

   Company

Coffman Engineers

DCI Engineers

PCS Structural  
    Solutions

 

Silver

BergerABAM

Contech Services

Coughlin Porter
    Lundeen

CT Engineering

Degenkolb

GLY Construction

Green & Yalowitz

Integrus Architecture

KPFF Consulting
    Engineers

Lane Powell

Magnusson Klemencic
    Associates

Peikko Group USA

Seattle Structural

Smith & Huston

Su Development

Wetherholt &
    Associates

 

Bronze

BTL Engineering

CG Engineering

DeWalt

Dibble Engineers

Douglas Engineering

Graphite Design Group

Hilti

Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company

Kramer Gehlen &
    Associates

Lease Crutcher Lewis

Lund Opsahl

Mark & Linda D'Amato

Mayes Testing

    Engineers

McKinstry

MiTek Builder Products

MLA Engineering

PCL Construction

Quantum Consulting
    Engineers

Shannon & Wilson

Simpson Strong-Tie

TetraTech

Verco Decking

Wiss, Janney, Elstner
    Associates, Inc.

 

Cooperating Organizations

ACE Mentor Program

American Concrete

    Institute

American Council of
    Engineering

    Companies of

    Washington

American Institute of

    Architects, Seattle

American Institute of

    Architects, Spokane

Art Institute of Seattle

ASCE University of

    Washington Chapter

Jungle City / Japanese

    Culture in Seattle

Masonry Institute of

    Washington

Northwest Concrete Masonry Association

Origami USA

Portland Oregon Paper

     Shapers

Puget Area Paper

     Enthusiasts

     Roundtable

     ("PAPER")

Seattle Architecture

     Foundation

Seattle University

    Dept. of Civil and

    Environmental

    Engineering

Structural Engineers

    Association of

    Washington

University of

    Washington

    Dept. of Civil and

    Environmental

    Engineering

Urban Land Institute

Washington Association

    of Building Officials

DONATE TO SEFW TODAY

Support SEFW in its mission to promote structural engineering. Give to one of our three fund designation categories:

General Fund

Scholarship Fund

Disaster Preparedness and Response Fund

Financial Stewardship Report

December 2017

The above graphs outline SEFW's breakdown of contributions/income and expenditures for 2017. Financial goals for 2018 include formalizing target allocation amounts to match the mission statement. The Board continues to utilize a separate account, funded 100% by Board donations, to support SEFW-related expenditures not directly related to programs, such as monthly meeting expenses, Board retreats, social functions, and other similar activities. Individual or corporate donations are used exclusively for costs associated with the SEFW mission.

Financial Stewardship Report

Income by Class

Expenditures by Class

This Annual Report was prepared by our SEFW Administrator. Please submit questions or feedback to Angela Gottula Twining at admin@sefw.org or 425-741-1763.

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