You won't want to miss this year's Fall Forum on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. There is more information on our SEFW 2018 Fall Forum page. Two speakers, an architect and structural engineer, will discuss the next tallest building in the world and what's ahead for skyscraper design and construction. Check out this article for an idea of what is to come!
SEFW is excited to publicize "DreamBIG: Engineering for our World," a 45-minute movie produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers. After a considerable run at science centers around the country (like the Pacific Science Center in Seattle), the film is now available on Netflix! Reviews so far have been every positive, as the film fascinates adults but also inspires students to engineering careers. Seattle firms and structures (like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge) are featured. Read more about it online.
Foundation for the Future: Build the Next Story
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in SEFW's annual Spring Fundraising Campaign, "Foundation for the Future: Build the Next Story." It was wonderful to reflect on SEFW success stories.
SEFW has been a proud sponsor of the Mountlake Terrace High School FIRST Robotics team for many years. Our group has watched the team grow and improve from year to year, and this year we are thrilled to report the team was on the winning alliance for the Pacific Northwest District Championships! The team competes in Houston at the world championship in a few weeks. SEFW was able to facilitate a structural engineering mentor for the team years ago, and we are pleased that Dan Sloat with Degenkolb has continued to mentor the team. Way to go Dan! Congrats on the success this year! Check out a video of the final match on YouTube!
SEAW Outreach "WOW" at STEM Expos
The SEAW Outreach Committee has been visiting many STEM Expos for school districts around Puget Sound this spring. In total they'll make 12 or so appearances before the school year is out. They show off structural engineering principles using a shake table, bridge building iPad app, truss bridge competition samples, and informative posters. To learn more about the Committee and its efforts, visit their new website. Also, sign up today to be part of the SEAW Outreach volunteer database and be contacted with opportunities to serve. SEFW is pleased to support and fund the SEAW Outreach Committee in their efforts.