Seeking Volunteer PSEC Mentor Night Coordinators

October 9, 2015


PSEC Mentor Nights from above

Calling all Engineering Professionals, Mentor Night Volunteers, Greater Seattle Engineering Society Members of any Discipline,


The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) is seeking additional Mentor Coordinators for our annual Mentor Nights program either as a back-up or as a future coordinator for an event that you would like to support. We have six Mentor Night Coordinators for the eight different mentor events PSEC currently supports locally at multiple Universities and Colleges.

The primary role of a Mentor Coordinator is to be a point contact for volunteers from the multiple local engineering societies and local industry. This role is not limited to member societies current officers or to a representative to PSEC but anyone who has enjoyed volunteering at the multi-society Mentor Nights. This is an opportunity for one (or more) events in the year – primarily conducted by email.

We are especially looking for individuals who have attended a Mentor Night event at the same school more than once.

We have well documented guidelines, tools, and support for you to help with these instructional and successful events.

For more information about Mentor Nights go to our website at

This is an opportunity to continue to help support our local Universities and Colleges by supporting these outreach events.

Please contact me if you are interested and would like to learn more.

Jason Salazar
PSEC Mentor Night Committee Chair


The PSEC Mentor Nights are hosted at participating colleges and universities with the purpose of giving engineering students (freshmen through seniors, & occasionally high school students) an opportunity to ask questions in person from a variety of practicing engineers, engineering alumni, and faculty about the wide spectrum of engineering disciplines, professions, career pathways, continuing education post-graduation, professional registration considerations, responsibilities, and ethics over food and refreshments.

AIAA Sponsored Electric Airplane Challenge for Teachers

June 6, 2015

The Lindbergh Electric Airplane Flight Challenge, formerly the Electric Airplane Challenge, is a standards-based project that helps you bring aerospace alive in your classroom.

Build an electric tethered airplane to reinforce key concepts in elementary physics and connect to practical applications of aerospace engineering and science. Demonstrate how engineers combine science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to build a successful airplane that carries the most cargo.

Grades 6-12 Stakeholders including formal and informal teachers, administrators and outreach professionals
The Lindbergh Electric Airplane Flight (LEAF) STEM Challenge Teacher Workshop
Monday, August 10, 2015, 8:30am-4:00pm
Raisbeck Aviation High School (Next to the Museum of Flight)
9229 E Marginal Way South
Tukwila, WA 98108

Space is Limited!
Workshop Registration is $50 and includes:
WA Clock Hour Certificate, Continental Breakfast, Curriculum, Lunch, & All Materials Required to
Build One Airplane

Need More Info?
Check out our new project web site at:

Still have questions? Contact Elana Slagle at

PN AIAA-LEAF STEM Challenge- Teacher Workshop

May 18, 2015

Teachers, save the date for our upcoming LEAF STEM Challenge teacher workshop (formerly the Electric Airplane Challenge)!

Scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2014 at Raisbeck Aviation High School, The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight (LEAF) STEM Challenge is a standards-based, hands-on program for grades 6-12 that engages students in creating solutions to real-world problems.

Join us to participate in this curriculum module that will bring aerospace alive in your classroom! Participants will design, build and fly an electric tethered aircraft that will carry the most cargo.

Workshop registration is $50 and includes Washington state clock hours, continental breakfast, lunch, curriculum materials and airplane supplies for one adult participant.

Bring a colleague and join our Pacific Northwest AIAA for some aerospace fun! Register Now!

Elana M. Slagle
Founder and Director

office: 425.998.8884