PO Box 6248
Edmonds, WA 98026
SEFW continues to provide a majority of the funding for the SEAW Scholarship Awards Program. In 2020, $15,000 was presented to four candidates. In total, the SEAW program has now presented $195,500 to 77 structural engineering students.
Amanda Kalab, of Marysville, earned a BSCE from University of Idaho and has started a MSCE at WSU.
Marcella Li, of Kent, earned a BSCE at UW and is starting a MSCE at Stanford.
Rami Sabra, of Everett, earned both BSCE and MSCE degrees from UW.
Jason Wells, of Olympia, earned both BSCE and MSCE degrees from UW.
Maureen Elenga, local historian, and John Stanton, UW professor, co-presented "Bridging Washington: The History, Structure, and Innovation of Washington Bridges" in a virtual event broadcast to more than 400 people all over the world! It was an incredible night with discussion on the art, design, politics, history, and engineering marvels behind several Washington bridges. The lecture can be
Although most outreach events were canceled in 2020, SEFW was fortunate, before the pandemic, to offer support to the SEAW Outreach Committee, the Puget Sound area ASCE Popsicle Stick Competition, and the Mead School District Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. The SEAW Outreach Committee is eager to do more in 2021; learn more at
At the request of the SEAW Wind Committee, SEFW collected and donated $12,000+ for a Special Wind Region study to collect Pacific Northwest wind data, jointly funded by SEAW and SEA-Oregon. A second donation will be made in 2021 to fully fund the effort.
A university-level research project which SEFW supported in 2018, "Anchorage of Headed and Hooked Bars in Masonry," was fully funded and tested more than 100 specimens for anchor pullout this spring. Some additional testing is taking place in early 2021. Washington State University, the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association, and the National Concrete Masonry Association completed the project in partnership, are writing up results, and are considering a second phase of testing.
Craig Roberts of CT Engineering will continue to serve as Chair of SEFW and will be joined by Cale Ash of Degenkolb and Craig Stauffer of PCS Structural Solutions as new Vice Chairs. Ted Smith will continue as Secretary/Treasurer.
Marga Rose Hancock
Mark & Linda D'Amato
Richard & Margaret Hudson
Shannon & Wilson
Swenson Say Faget
Vulcraft Verco Group
Mayes Testing /
ACE Mentor Program
AIA Seattle Chapter
ASCE Seattle Section
Department of Civil
National Council of
Northwest Concrete &
Department of Civil
Association of Idaho
Association of Illinois
The above graphs outline SEFW's breakdown of contributions/income and expenditures for 2020. Individual and corporate donations are used exclusively for costs associated with the SEFW mission. Because of the pandemic, no funds were expended for "social" functions (which are typically funded by contributions from the Board of Directors).