Green River College – Mentor Night, April 12th, 2023

March 24, 2023

Hi Mentors,

MESA  and PSEC are hosting the next Science and Engineering Mentor Night at Green River College on April 12, from 5:30-8:30pm. 

We are hoping to recruit professional scientists, technologists, and engineers from a variety of backgrounds; would you be interested in participating and/or do you know anyone else that might be interested?

If so, please sign up here or forward this link to interested colleagues:


At this event you will be able to share your work and education experiences with our science, technology, and engineering students, giving them guidance as they prepare to become the next generation of STEM professionals.

The event is intended to be one-on-one to small group interactions, and no ongoing mentoring relationship is expected.  Food and refreshments will be provided. Mentors are encouraged to bring a sample of work that will fit on a 30″ x 30″ table top for potential discussion with the students.

Free food and beverages!

  • APRIL 12, 2023 | 5:30-8:30PM (CHECK-IN 5:00PM)
  • Green River Community College 12401 SE 320th St Auburn WA 98092
  • Questions? Email or call me at 619-729-2559

Sincerely yours,

Luis Leon
PSEC Mentor Night Focal
Fellow – ASM International

Sign-up Highline College, Des Moines Mentor Night, April 20th, 2023

March 15, 2023

Hi Mentors,

On Thursday, April 20th, the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) will be sponsoring a Mentor Night event at Highline College in Des Moines.

We like having a good variety of engineering disciplines, ages and both female and male role models. We need all fields of engineering and science.

All Puget Sound societies please forward this email note to those in your community who would love to be a mentor. Additionally, please appropriately forward this note to others who can support.

Through you, life changing decisions for the Highline College students on how engineering fits into their career path will be made. This Mentor Night event is always a lot of fun and provides the college students the chance to have their career questions answered.

Pizza and pop will be provided and separately, you will be getting a free parking voucher.

Sincerely yours,

Luis Leon, Fellow ASM International
Mentor Night Focal

Seattle Central College Mentor Night, January 25th

January 11, 2018

Seattle Central College LogoThe Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) together with Seattle Central College (SCC) will be holding its Mentor Night on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Please sign-up soon to get an accurate count of mentors. 


Seattle Central College Mentor Night Volunteers Needed

November 22, 2017

Seattle Central College LogoSeattle Central College together with PSEC are offering another Mentor Night activity on January 25th, 2018. If you are an engineer and would like to help mentor the next generation of engineers please consider volunteering at this event.

This Engineering Mentor Night, co-sponsored by Seattle Central College (SCC) and the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) gives engineering and pre-engineering students the opportunity to meet engineering professionals, such as; Structural, Civil. Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering from several Pacific Northwest business fields.

Students can:

  • Meet professional engineers
  • Explore opportunities in engineering
  • Get advice from professionals
  • Learn more about employment in engineering

The Mentor Night provides students the chance to speak in person with engineering professionals on the Seattle Central College campus. No ongoing mentoring relationship is expected. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Mentors, please bring a sample of your work that fits on a 30″ x 30″ tabletop for generating discussion with the students.

Event location: 1st Floor Atrium, Science and Math Building (SAM), Seattle Central College campus.

Mentors will be sent a complimentary Parking Pass prior to the event. The Harvard Parking Garage will be available for parking.

If you are interested, please register as a Mentor or student.

Seattle Central College Mentor Night Signup Available

March 27, 2017

The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) together with Seattle Central College (SCC) will be holding its Mentor Night on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.  You may sign up (as a mentor or a participant) at our EventBrite page.

This Engineering Mentor Night will give engineering and pre-engineering students an opportunity to meet representatives from the wide spectrum of practice in the profession of engineering.

Students can:

  • Meet professional engineers
  • Explore opportunities in engineering
  • Get advice from professionals
  • Learn more about employment in engineering

The events are intended to be one-on-one affairs, and no ongoing mentoring relationship is expected.  Food and refreshments will be provided. Mentors are asked to bring a sample of work that will fit on a 30″ x 30″ table top for potential discussion with the students.

Additional information is available on the PSEC Mentor Nights web page.

For questions please contact Luis Leon.

Don Goehler, in Memoriam

July 13, 2016

Don Goehler

Don Goehler

Donald D. Goehler, FASM, passed away on December 15, 2015. He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1930 and joined the Puget Sound Chapter of ASMI in 1957 where he held every office and committee position, serving as chairman, membership chair, and most recently communications chair.

He was also the ASMI Chapter representative on the Puget Sound Enginerring Council and treasurer of PSEC between 1996 and 2010. He was a real PSEC champion, promoting it at every turn.

He was  nominated for the Allan Ray Putram Service Award for his service to the ASMI Chapter in 2004, in recognigtion of his then over 40 years of continuous service. Goehler received his bachelor’s degree in metallurgial engineering from the Montana School of Mines in 1962 and joined the Boeing Co. in 1966, where he rapidly progressed to engineering manager, materials technology, a position he held until he retired in 1995. After retiring, he continued as a volunteer engineer at the Museum of Flight in Seattle where he worked on restoration of the Boeing B-29.

2014-2015 Year in Review

June 4, 2015

PSECEmblemCelebrating the 70th Years Anniversary  

Awards Nominations: John Schaufelberger

  • Had the largest count of awards – 7.
  • Introduced the new ‘K-12 STEM Engineering Teacher of the Year’ – Awarded to Karl Ruff, Roosevelt High School

Engineering Banquet: Sam Gheesling

  • This was the 57th Annual Banquet,
  • Keynote Speaker: Paula Hammond, Senior Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff spoke on ”Engineering a lasting legacy for Puget Sound”
  • Had 96 in attendance at the Museum of Flight, Boeing Field

Engineering Fair: Chris Roberdeau

  • Successful Event; 25 booths, ~600-700 students
  • Static display of the P8A as part of the event, Museum of Flight, Boeing Field

Mentor Nights: Jason Salazar

  • Six colleges had Mentor Nights this school year.
    • Seattle Pacific University / Seattle University
    • University of Washington, Bothell Campus
    • Seattle Central College
    • North Seattle College
    • Highline College
    • Bellevue College
    • Good attendance at Seattle Pacific. Considered to have a separate mentor night at Seattle University; perhaps in years to come this will be the case.
    • Had a drop-off in attendance at UW, Bothell and Highline.
    • At Bellevue, had 15 mentors and 40 students. Assumed since this was the first time for the sponsoring teacher that next year’s venue should be better attended.
  • George Mason, Pierce County was a school suggested by a PSEC member.

Website: Stan Dyck

  • Successfully moved to a new site and introduce an easier method for more people to post to the site.

By-laws Updated: Sam Gheesling

  • Updated the by-laws to make it less confusing regarding ‘weighted votes’.
  • Cleaned up membership dues are required by February 1st each year
  • Removed the Annual Dinner meeting requirement.
  • Defined all committees shall comprise of three individuals
  • Added the Awards Committee responsibilities

Inter Society Officers Workshop: Stephen Snelling

  • There were 28 Engineer Officers in attendance from 17 different Engineering Societies.
  • Website Overview – Stan Dyck
  • Engineering Educational activitiesWhat your Society does locally to support Engineering Education (K-12 & college), and any special events. Stephen Snelling
  • Young Professionals – How to get Young Professionals involved with your local Engineering Society, and special events they coordinate. Carmen Cejudo
  • New Officers – How to get new officers involved with running your local Engineering Society. David Butcher

 Meeting Minutes and Action Items: Colleen McClure

  • Timely meeting minutes to keep us all appraised of PSEC’s activities.
  • Actions were completed in a timely basis

Budget: Dave Butcher

  • Timely payments and kept PSEC well aware of budget changes.
  • Worked within this year’s budget throughout the year.

General Meetings

The last two meetings were held at Razzis Pizzeria, Greenwood area of North Seattle. This last year was spent evaluating various new venues to hold our meetings and it appears that the restaurant’s amenities are favorable, resulting in a new meeting home for our monthly meetings.

Introduced Short Society Presentations that went well. It is nice to hear details and accomplishments of the societies that make up PSEC. We went through about ½ of them.

In general, it was a very successful year!