Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Razzis Pizzeria 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103


Stan Dyck IEEE
Dave Butcher IEEE
Jason Salazar PSEC Volunteer
John Schaufelberger WSPE-SEA
Sam Gheesling ASME-WWS
Art & Jude Moss ASQ
Steve Snelling IISE
Katie Elliott SWE
Kathi Shoemake ASHRE
Luis Leon ASMI
Paul Grant ASCE
Chris Roberdeau AIAA
John Osborne SAMPE



  1. Introductions & Updates on Member Societies’ EventsAll
    • See attendance above
  2. Approval of AgendaAll
  3. Approval of Prior Meeting MinutesAll
    • Approved as written
  4. Treasurer’s ReportJulie Bennett (SWE)
    • Julie was not in attendance. Dues notices do appear to have gone out.
  5. Website UpdatesStan Dyck (IEEE)
    • The Awards Pages were updated and put out to social media.
    • Site software has been updated to latest and it now much easier to update for the future.
  6. K-12 STEM: Dave Butcher (IEEE)
    • Dave is looking for a coordinator for this. There was some discussion about the requirements for the position. Society representatives are asked to help us look for someone to help us do outreach to educators and students.
  7. Engineering Fair Retrospective: Chris Roberdeau (AIAA)
    • 800-1000 kids showed up despite the rain
    • A few booths from last year didn’t make it this year. The Microsoft booth was impressive.
    • Beth is going to take over coordination duties from Chris next year.
    • Chris talked with Richard Schilling about helping to get the word out about the event and he had some good ideas about this that should help to improve attendance next year.
    • There was some discussion about a possible conflict with the EngineerIt event at the Pacific Science Center which occurs on or near the same weekend as the Fair. No decision was made to change the date.
  8. BanquetSam Gheesling (ASME)
    • 94 people were served at the banquet this year
    • The keynote went well and everything went fairly smoothly.
    • The pictures are out and Sam agreed to place them in the PSEC dropbox.
    • Feedback is welcome.
  9. Awards: John Schaufelberger (WSPE)
    1. Review Kenneth Porter award criteria
      • The linked proposed changes to the Porter award criteria were considered and passed. The criteria will now specify that at least 4 years of work in education will be required for consideration.
  10. ISOW: Dave Butcher (IEEE)
    • There is still no co-coordinator. Dave is working on it.
    • The topics list is still under consideration. If you have ideas, talk to Dave.
  11. Mentor NightsJason Salazar (PSEC)
    • Luis Leon (ASMI), Mentor Night Coordinator, announced the Seattle Central College (SCC) Mentor Night and the Highline College (HC) Mentor Night dates were set. He said that he bridged communications with a new faculty member who is taking over the Mentor Night planning, hosted at HC, to be able to continue the annual event.
    • Jason Salazar (PSEC), Mentor Night Coordinator, gave a report on the most recent Mentor Night at North Seattle College (NSC).
    • Steve Snelling (IISE), Mentor Night Coordinator, announced the Shoreline Community College (SCC) date was set.
    • Jason was in communication with a faculty member at South Seattle College (SSC) and that they may be considering hosting a STEM related Mentor type event for next Fall.
    • The annual UW-Bothell Mentor Night that was put on hold this last academic year was brought up as another potential event to be planned in Fall – Kathi Shoemake (ASHRAE) expressed interest in volunteering as the Mentor Coordinator for this event.
    • We want to encourage more Fall events because that part of the calendar is more open.
    • Jason talked about the goals for the program. He noted that it is much easier for everyone involved and of benefit to the various colleges in hosting their Mentor Night to also set-up their own volunteer registration, freeing the Mentor Coordinators from having to set-up the Eventbrite currently used, however still sending invitations and volunteer requests within the PSEC network to help supply the mentor volunteers for the various events PSEC supports.
    • It was suggested that mentor nights could be a topic for the ISOW. Jason agreed to head this topic.
  12. Open DiscussionAll
    • Since Mark Powers is currently unable to attend PSEC meetings it was agreed to table his student banquet idea for now.
    • Art is looking for volunteers to help out at the AmCon event in April. Please talk to him if you want to help.
    • Steve encouraged all to attend the UW Discovery Day event on April 22nd
    • Dave will not be able to attend the April meeting (possibly Stan also)
  13. Action Items from Previous and this Meeting ReviewAll
    • See below

Action Items

  • ISOW co-chair is needed. Please ask college reps [All]
  • Look into getting a new Outreach Coordinator [Chris/Dave]
  • Work with existing coordinators to finalize Mentor Night dates [Jason]
  • Ask for volunteers for k-12 STEM coordinator [all]
  • Put banquet photos on Dropbox [Sam]
  • Send banquet feedback to Sam [all]
  • Send out AmCon invite to society members [all]
  • Put trifold design on agenda for April meeting [Stan]