2022 Engineer of the Year Nomination Open

November 1, 2021

Nominations for the 2022 Engineer of the Year awards is now open. Deadline for nominations is December 10, 2021. Nomination packages can be downloaded here.

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Mentor Night – April 29th, 2021 5p-7p: Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) together with MESA / LSAMP at Seattle Central College

April 7, 2021

Engineering Mentor Night gives students an opportunity to meet representatives from a wide spectrum of practices in the engineering profession. They learn about career paths in engineering, day-to-day work, internships, graduate education, professional advancement and more! No ongoing mentoring is expected of those attending this event. 

This is the student’s opportunity to learn, ask questions, and expand their professional network! Please sign-up today!   Feel free to forward to others you think would love to be a mentor.

Sign up to be a mentor before April 16, 2021 at: https://sccengineeringmentornight2021.eventbrite.com/

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Popsicle Stick Bridge Competion – March 6, 2021

March 2, 2021

Seattle ASCE YMF’s 26th annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition will be held virtually on Saturday, March 6th beginning at 9am. This is an event to get high schoolers statewide excited about civil engineering! Competition viewing details will be posted to our website:


as we get closer to the event.

Feel free to tune into the Zoom Meeting and watch the bridges be broken! https://zoom.us/j/94351579543 

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UW-Bothell Mentor Night April 1, 2021

February 23, 2021

Join this event to share your expertise and experience with engineering students from the University of Washington Bothell. This one night commitment is intended for the mentor to share their learnings and advice. Please join us April 1st from 7 pm to 9 pm. The event will consist of a number of small group break outs approximately 15 minutes long with 4-5 students.


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June 1, 2020 – PSEC Meeting

May 31, 2020

The June PSEC meeting will be held online on June 1st at 6:00pm. If you don’t have the meeting information contact Dave Butcher (email treasurer at pseconline.org).

  • Introductions
  • Approval of agenda
  • Approval of prior meeting minutes
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Website update
  • ISOW
  • Mentor Nights
  • The Year in Review
  • 2020-2021 Officers
  • Open discussion
  • Action item review
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May (5/4/2020) PSEC Meeting Agenda

April 29, 2020

We will be virtual for the May PSEC meeting. The meeting will be Monday May 4 at 6:00pm via WebEx. Invites were sent out via email to PSEC representatives on April 29. Please contact Dave Butcher if you did not receive the WebEx information.

  1. Agenda
  2. Call to Order
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. Approval of March Meeting Minutes
  5. Around the Room
  6. Treasurer Report
  7. Calendar
  8. Website Updates
  9. Engineering Fair
  10. Banquet
  11. PSEC Awards
  12. Mentor Nights
    1. North Seattle College Report, March 5th, 2020
    1. Highline College, April 14th, 2020 – cancelled
  13. InterSociety Officers Workshop
    1. Virtual meeting, In-person distance meeting, cancel.
  14. New Topics
    1. New Officers
  15. Action Item Review
  16. Adjourn
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April PSEC Meeting Canceled

March 25, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the April PSEC meeting is being canceled on Monday April 6.

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Professional Engineer of the Year, 2020

February 10, 2020

Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Andrew Taylor, 2020 PSEC Professional Engineer of the Year

Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., KPFF Consulting Engineers, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Professional Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of his exceptional career as a structural engineer focused on earthquake engineering, structural engineering of reinforced concrete buildings, structural vibrations, and building code development.

As a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he conducted research to advance the state of engineering practice.  His research activities included performance-based seismic design of bridges, seismic isolation of structures, numerical modeling of earthquake damage to concrete structures, and testing standards for earthquake protection systems.

He served as an advisor to the State of Washington in evaluating the remaining strength and durability of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.  He synthesized study information and concluded that it was not economical or advisable to attempt to repair and strengthen the viaduct.  He served as a technical expert on the potential damage to structures due to ground settlement created by excavation of the new SR 99 tunnel beneath Seattle.  He evaluated the potential settlement profile at dozens of buildings above the tunnel route and performed analysis to determine if the expected levels of ground settlement would cause damage to the structures.

He has served for eleven years on the American Concrete Institute committee that writes and maintains the U.S. national building code for concrete structures, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, and is the national chair of the committee formed to develop the 2025 edition of this code.

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Young Engineer of the Year, 2020

Bobbie Gilmour

Kennedy Jenks  

Bobbie Gilmour, Kennedy Jenks, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Young Engineer of the Year Award in recognition of her work as a staff engineer involved in the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment, pumping, and pipeline projects and her outstanding service in multiple leadership positions in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Younger Member’s Forum.

One of her most notable projects was the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment and Plant Expansion and Upgrade Project in Pierce County, Washington.  She was the site inspector, construction observer, and field engineer on the $350 million project. Other projects on which she has worked include: the Bluffs Well Replacement for Clallam County Public Utilities District No. 1        in Washington; the Lyden Water Treatment Plant for the City of Lyden, Washington; the Tahalweh Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bonney Lake, Washington; and the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant Modifications Aeration Upgrade and Sludge Removal in Kona, Hawaii.

She has been very active in the ASCE Younger Member’s Forum serving as president-elect, treasurer, co-coordinator of the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, and the Executive Forum Coordinator. The Executive Forum is an annual event that provides students and young engineers with an opportunity to meet prominent leaders from public agencies, consulting firms and construction companies. In addition, she provides guidance to engineering students as the Practitioner Advisor to the Seattle University ASCE Student Chapter and serves as an author of the drinking water section of the ASCE Washington State Infrastructure Report Card.

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Kenneth Porter Award, 2020

Kristina N. Low, P.E.

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Kristina N. Low, P.E., KPFF Consulting Engineers, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Kenneth W. Porter Award in recognition of her many contributions to the education of K-12 students by showing them the exciting opportunities available in engineering. Her work with high school students began while she was a student at the University of Washington where she volunteered to mentor high school students through SAT preparation and college application. 

As a professional, she has maintained her commitment to mentoring students.  Some of her more prominent K-12 outreach projects have been planning and hosting the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition on behalf of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and mentoring students participating in the Architecture/Construction/Engineering (ACE) Mentorship Program.

She has served in multiple positions for ASCE Younger Member’s Forum annual outreach program, the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, that is designed for high school students.  She was responsible for direct coordination and advertisement of the event as an outreach coordinator for two years and as the assistant event coordinator the following year.  Last year, she served as the Master of Ceremonies and invited University of Washington students to serve as mentors to the high school participants. The ACE Mentorship Program connects professionals in the design and construction industry with high school students to work through a design project through the schematic design phase. Each year since graduation, she has mentored teams of students who were interested in structural engineering and helped them develop graphics to illustrate their design concepts.

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