2024 Engineer of the Year Banquet – May 4, 2024

March 24, 2024

The 2024 Engineer of the Year Banquet will be held at the Museum of Flight in the Skyline room on May 4, 2024, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

The featured speaker will be Jihui Yang, University of Washington, Vice Dean of Engineering, Kyocera Corporation Chair in Ceramic Engineering, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Tickets are now available for purchase on Eventbrite.

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Engineering Banquet 2024

January 15, 2024

The annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet for 2024 is scheduled for May 4, 2024 at the Museum of Flight Skyline room
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64th Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet

January 8, 2023

by Sam Gheesling
The President of PSEC and the Banquet Committee Chair invite you to attend the 64th Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at the Museum Of Flight
Skyline room
Doors Open – 5:00 PM
Social Hour – 6:00 PM
Dinner & Program – 7:00 PM
The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-psec-engineering-awards-banquet-museum-of-flight-boeing-field-wa-tickets-513486029537


Theme
Kenworth 100th Anniversary
Keynote Speaker: Zach Slaton, Senior Assistant Chief Engineer (Embedded Systems)
Kenworth Truck Co.

Speaker Bio

Zach is the Senior Assistant Chief Engineer at Kenworth/Paccar providing strategic and tactical leadership of PACCAR’s Embedded Engineering team in North America.   The responsibility of this group includes concepting, designing, and developing the next generation of electronics architecture, hardware, and software for DAF, Kenworth, and Peterbilt trucks.

Zach holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Science Purdue University.  Zach is also a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

Prior to his 15-year career at Kenworth, Zach was a Diesel Engine Design Engineer at Ford.

Zach has also contributed to Forbes with a number of statistically based articles about Major League and English Premier League Soccer and is an avid Sounders fan.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachary-slaton/

Kenworth Truck Company

Founded in Seattle 100 years ago Kenworth has provided the World’s Best Truck formed on its rugged roots developed on the logging roads of the Northwest.  Today Kenworth, a division of another Seattle Company PACCAR, drives innovation  providing high fuel economy trucks purpose built to deliver value to their customers.  Currently Kenworth and her sister division DAF and Peterbilt are developing cutting edge zero emission vehicles.  PACCAR is also working on advanced driver systems to improve truck safety and connected solutions to improve truck uptime.


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2023 PSEC EoY Awards – Nominations Open

September 18, 2022

It is time to recognize members of your societies. Download Award Nomination Instructions and Award Nomination Forms for the seven awards to be presented at the February 18, 2023 PSEC Engineering Awards Banquet at the Museum of Flight using the link below. Please identify deserving members of your societies and submit nominations to the Awards Committee by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact me at jesbcon@uw.edu.

John Schaufelberger
2023 Awards Committee Chair

https://pseconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PSEC-2023-Awards-Nomination-Package.zip

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63rd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet Was Held

September 11, 2022



63rd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the
Museum Of Flight Skyline room

Theme:
“Space 2.0”
Keynote Speaker was: Brent Sherwood
Senior Vice President, BLUE ORIGIN
See you Saturday February 18, 2023 for the 64th awards

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63RD Engineer of the Year Award Banquet

March 13, 2022

The President of PSEC and the Banquet Committee Chair invite you to attend the 63rd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Museum Of Flight
Skyline room
Doors Open – 5:00 PM
Social Hour – 6:00 PM
Dinner & Program – 7:00 PM
The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
Theme:
“Space 2.0”
Keynote Speaker: Brent Sherwood
Senior Vice President, BLUE ORIGIN
Dinner & Admission $75 Early Bird Special $700/Table,, $100 after early bird,$1000/table


Table Reservation: Seats 10
For Table Reservations, please contact: tableregistration@pseconline.org

Brent Sherwood

Brent Sherwood

SVP, Advanced Development Programs, Blue Origin

Biography

Brent is a space architect whose technical interests are rooted in development of LEO resort passenger travel, space power for Earth, and lunar urbanism. At Blue Origin, Brent leads development of space flight product lines for Next-Gen Space Transportation, Space Mobility, Space Destinations, and Lunar Permanence. He was at JPL for 14 years, with two primary roles: Program Manager for planetary mission formulation and strategy; and creation of the JPL Innovation Foundry. Before JPL he was at the Boeing Company for 17 years, with leadership roles in human exploration system configuration design, ISS module manufacturing engineering, and business development on Sea Launch, ISS, commercial space initiatives, and space science pursuits.

Here is our eventbrite link:

2022 PSEC Engineering Awards Banquet, Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, WA Tickets, Sat, May 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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Puget Sound Engineering Council 62nd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet.

January 5, 2020

Puget Sound Engineering Council Announces the 62nd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.

The Museum of Flight will be open to attendees at 5pm-6pm. The Social hour will be from 6:00pm-7pm, with the speaker and awards ceremony later. Our Speaker is Susan Everett who will speak about the SR 99 Tunnel.

Her Biography:

Susan Everett
Project Manager Gateway/SR 509 Completion Program

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Susan Everett is the SR 509 Completion Program project manager.  She manages right of way acquisition, permitting, design and construction of this project.  The SR 509 project provides essential connections to the Ports of Seattle, SeaTac Airport and the Kent Valley from I-5.  Her experience includes project management, transportation and hydraulic design, permit management and estimating.

Susan has worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for over 30 years. Prior to working on the SR 509 Program, she served as the program design manager on the SR 99: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program – the SR 99 Tunnel Project.  She also served as WSDOT Urban Corridors Project Development Engineerand Engineering Manager. During her work with WSDOT, Susan worked as project engineer on major projects such as the I-5 HOV lanes from downtown Seattle to Federal Way, the SR 515 Arterial Widening, the SR 161 Arterial Widening, SR 509 project extension and the I-5 ramp metering in the Seattle area. In 1996 Susan received the Governor’s Distinguished/Sustaining Management Leadership Award and is the co-author on several papers.

Susan graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering.  She bleeds purple and gold.  Her husband and two children are engineers.  The family dog, however, is normal. 

Please sign up here

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61st Annual Engineer of The Year Banquet

March 31, 2019

Puget Sound Engineering Council  held the 61st Annual Engineer on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.
Our Speaker was Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD, Professor, ME Coordinator in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the College of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell. He spoke on:
Diversification of higher education: Opportunities, and Difficulties.

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61st Annual Engineer of the Year Banquet

December 16, 2018

Puget Sound Engineering Council Announces the 61st Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Museum of Flight skyline room.

The Museum of Flight will be open to attendees at 5pm-6pm. The Social hour will be from 6:00pm-7pm, with the speaker and awards ceremony later.
Our Speaker is Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD, Professor, ME Coordinator in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the College of STEM at the University of Washington Bothell. His topic will be:

Diversification of higher education: Opportunities, and Difficulties

Dr. Pierre Mourad, PhD UW Bothell

Biography:

The Professor’s Academic  Employment History:

  • Professor, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, UW-Bothell (from Fall 2016).
  • Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery , UW-Seattle (from Fall 2016).
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering, UW-Seattle, (from Fall 2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, UW-Seattle. (from Fall 2016)
  • Affiliate, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (from Fall 2016)
  • Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, UW-Bothell (2013-2016).
  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery (2008-2016)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Radiology (2013-2016).
  • Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability (from August 2009)
  • Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Bioengineering (2009-2016)
  • Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pediatric Dentistry (2008 – 2016)
  • Member, Seattle Cancer Consortium, neuro-oncology affinity group (2004 – 2008)
  • Research Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pediatric Dentistry (2007-2008)
  • Principal Physicist (rank equivalent to Full Professor), Applied Physics Laboratory (2004 – 2013)
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery (2004 – 2008)
  • Member, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials [UWEB] (2000 – 2004)
  • Senior Scientist (rank equivalent to Associate Professor), Applied Physics Laboratory (January 1995 – October 2004)
  • Scientist (rank equivalent to Assistant Professor), Applied Physics Laboratory (March 1988 — December 1994)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate for Dr. Robert A. Brown, Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Washington (June through December, 1987). Wave-wave interactions in mixing and surface layers. Large eddy/inversion dynamics.
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Robert A. Brown, Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Washington (Summer, 1982 to Spring, 1987). Applied Mathematics dissertation, with C.Bretherton, W. Criminale, J. Kevorkian and J. Riley: wave-wave interactions in unstable shear flows; novel mathematical methods using Chebyshev spectral expansions.
  • Research Assistant for Dr. Terry Matilsky, Physics Department, Rutgers University. (Spring and Summer, 1980). Produced evidence for structure in the Oort cloud, the birthplace of comets.

Please purchase tickets at our Eventbrite Site.

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2019 PSEC Awards Nominations Open

October 19, 2018

It is time to recognize members of your organizations. Below are the Awards Nomination Forms and instructions for completion (Word Doc) for the seven awards to be presented at the February 16, 2019 PSEC Engineering Awards Banquet at the Museum of Flight.

Please identify deserving members of your organizations and submit nominations to the Awards Committee by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact me at jesbcon@uw.edu.

Nomination Forms

Below are the nomination forms for each award a Guide for Preparation of Engineer-of-the-Year-Nominations is also shown below. Please provide the required information completely and concisely and follow the posted instructions (Word Doc). Limit nomination packages to 8 pages.

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