PO Box 6248
Edmonds, WA 98026
SEFW once again funded the SEAW Scholarship Awards Program, which recognized two students with $5,000 awards in 2018. The SEAW scholarship program has now presented $164,000 to 69 structural engineering students.
Monica Erickson, of Snohomish, received a BSCE from University of Idaho.
Levi Gilbert, of Shelton, received a BSCE and MSCE from WSU.
SEFW was a sponsor for "Sculpture on a Grand Scale," an exhibition highlighting the thin-shell concrete work of the late Jack Christiansen. The exhibit premiered in Boston at the IASS Creativity in Structural Design Symposium, but will be on display at the University of Washington in 2019.
The 8th Annual SEFW Fall Forum, “Higher & Higher: Jeddah Tower & Building Megatall,” was attended by 350+ people at Benaroya Hall. Peter Weismantle of Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture and Robert Sinn of Thornton Tomasetti shared background stories, design ideas, and personal experiences working on this record-breaking tower project.
SEFW was pleased to continue to support the SEAW Outreach Committee. Outreach endeavors in 2018 included a continued partnership with the Washington Alliance for Better Schools (which included the STEM After School Academy), participation in 12 STEM expo and career events (reaching 14,000 Puget Sound students!), and expansion into other parts of the state. Learn more about the Outreach Committee by visiting
For the fourth year, SEFW funded a popsicle stick bridge-building competition in the Mead School District in Spokane. This year's winning bridge held 820 pounds! In 2017, the school distrist made an incredible video of the event;
On the west side of the state, SEFW also supported the popsicle stick bridge building competition put on by ASCE at the Museum of Flight.
SEFW was pleased to fund two FIRST Robotics teams this year, for Mountlake Terrace High School and Garfield High School. The MTHS team and its alliance won the Pacific Northwest District Championships in Portland AND won the World Championships in Houston! Check out about the MTHS team's incredible season.
SEFW funded its first university-level research project, "Anchorage of Headed and Hooked Bars in Masonry," carried out in partnership between Washington State University, the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association, and the National Concrete Masonry Association.
Robert and Patricia
Dale and Mary Fugier
Marga Rose Hancock
Richal and Karen Smith
Kristin Thorness Gilda
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Smith & Huston
Charie Griffes & Marty
Graphite Design Group
Mark & Linda D'Amato
MiTek Builder Products
Shannon & Wilson
Wiss, Janney, Elstner
ACE Mentor Program
American Institute of
Art Institute of Seattle
ASCE University of
SEAW University of
Dept. of Civil and
of Building Officials
The above graphs outline SEFW's breakdown of contributions/income and expenditures for 2018. 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.