6 Jan 2020 Meeting Minutes

January 28, 2020

6 Jan 2020

PSEC Meeting at Razzis

Attendees
Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE
Andrew Gall SME
John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle
Dave Butcher IEEE
George Bondor SAE
Luis Leon ASM
Paul Grant ASCE
Sam Gheesling ASME

Call To Order
Kathi called meeting to order at 6:00pm

Approval of Minutes
November meeting minutes approved
December meeting minutes need to be posted to website

Around the room
Each participant stated their society affiliation and upcoming meeting status

Treasurers Report
Not all member societies have paid dues. Group agreed that societies need to be contacted and prompted. There was some discussion about whether we have reliable contact info.

Website Updates
Agreed we need to refine the procedure for adding banquet info to the website

Engineering Fair
Discussed the price increase for booth space. It appears to be reasonable. Agreed we need to prompt member societies to reserver booth space

Banquet
John reported we have fiver award winners to be presented at the banquet
Our photographer will be the same as last year. Agreed we received good value for the price
We have an excellent speaker chosen
The early bird pricing cutoff is in late January

Mentor Nights
15 Jan 2020 GRCC. Need more mentors
30 Jan 2020 Seatle U. Need more mentors
Tentative in 27 Feb 2020 UW Bothell No firm date yet
5 Mar 2020 North Seatlle Community College
Luis gave a brief tutorial on posting these announcements on the Evenbrite site

Inter Society Officers Workshop
Tentative date has been set for 1st Saturday in June

Action Item Review
No takers yet on need for a PSEC tech guru

Adjourn
Kathi adjourned at 7:35pm

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2 Dec 2019 Meeting Minutes

2 Dec 2019

PSEC Meeting at Razzis

Attendees
Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE
Luis Leon ASM
Andrew Gall SME
George Bondor SAE
John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle
Charles Beard AIAA
Paul Grant ASCE
Sam Gheesling ASME

Call to order
Kathi called to order at 6:00 pm

Approval of minutes
John noted that the 2020 ISOW will be on 6 Jun 2020 not 7 Jun2020
Official approval of minutes will take place at next months meeting per Kathi

Around the room
Each participant stated their society affiliation and upcoming meeting status

Treasurers Report
Reviewed treasurers report sent in by Dave Butcher. Noted that some societies have been proactive in sending dues

Calendar
The Engineering Fair is on the calendar for 8 Fen 2020 (weather permitting!). Kathi will send a copy of the Fair flyer to PSEC reps

Engineering Fair Report
Beth Mendez is heading this up

Banquet Updates
On the schedule for 15 Fen 2020
John needs nominations for awards by 13 Dec 2020
Sam reported that last years photographer is available. Attendees seemed to be satisfied with the performance and fees of last years photographer

Mentor Nights
Luis and Andrew noted the upcoming events
15 Jan 2020 Green River
30 Jan 2020 Seattle Central
5 Mar 2020 North Seattle
In Discussion UW Bothel

Action Item Review
John noted that we need to make sure the correct date for the ISOW is in official announcements

Adjourn
Adjourned at 7:48 pm

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Agenda for January 6th, 2020 Council meeting

January 5, 2020

Our PSEC board meeting will be on Monday, January 6th at Razzi’s in Greenwood at 6pm.

  1. Agenda
  2. Call to Order
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. Approval of November Meeting Minutes
    1. December Meeting Minutes?
  5. Around the Room
  6. Treasurer Report
  7. Calendar
  8. Website Updates
  9. Engineering Fair
    1. Vote on deposit
  10. Banquet
    1. PSEC Awards
  11. Mentor Nights
    1. GRCC January 15th.
    1. UW Bothell – February
    1. Seattle U – Mentor Night report?
  12. InterSociety Officers Workshop
  13. New Topics        
  14. Action Item Review
  15. Adjourn
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Engineering Fair, February 8th 2020

November 30, 2019

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October 7, 2019 Meeting Agenda

September 29, 2019

Our October meeting will be on Monday, October 7th at Razzi’s in Greenwood at 6 pm.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Around the Room
  5. Treasurer Report
  6. Calendar
  7. Website Updates
  8. Mentor Nights
  9. Engineering Banquet
  10. Action Item Review
  11. Adjourn
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June 3, 2019 Meeting Agenda

May 30, 2019

Our June meeting will be on Monday, June 3rd at Razzi’s in Greenwood at 6 pm.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes
  5. Around the Room
  6. Treasurer Report
  7. Calendar
  8. Website Updates
  9. Engineering Fair Report
  10. Banquet Update
  11. Mentor Nights
  12. Officer Election/Swearing In
  13. Action Item Review
  14. Adjourn
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May 6, 2019 Meeting Agenda

May 6, 2019

Our May meeting will be on Monday, May 6th at Razzi’s in Greenwood at 6pm.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Around the Room
  5. Treasurer Report
  6. Calendar
  7. Website Updates
    1. Webmaster Replacement
  8. Engineering Fair Report
  9. Banquet Update
  10. Mentor Nights
  11. Officers Workshop
  12. New Officers Slate
  13. Action Item Review
  14. Adjourn
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2019 Seattle University, PSEC Engineering Mentor Night

April 4, 2019


SU Campion Ballroom

When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Campion Ballroom, Seattle University

Seattle University (SU) is hosting an engineering mentor night for their students on Tuesday, May 14th from 6 to 8 pm and they are particularly seeking mentors in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and Civil Engineering. The event will be hosted in the SU Campion Ballroom.

The event will see the students rotate among tables with the mentors for discussions. To facilitate the discussions, mentors are asked to bring a sample of work (reports, photos, drawings, etc.) to help the students better understand what they might do in different disciplines of engineering.

Mentors will be sent final details, directions, campus map and parking passes a week prior to the event. Thank you for volunteering and giving your time and talent to encourage our next generation of engineers! For questions please contact Andrew Gall, the PSEC SU Mentor Night Volunteer Coordinator at: Andrew.Gall@PACCAR.com.


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March 4th, 2019 Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2019

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
    • Two items added, agenda is approved
  3. Approval of Minutes
    • Due to snow, last meeting was held virtually and no minutes were recorded
  4. Around the Room
    • Covered upcoming events
    • How do we all handle email distribution?
      • Mailchimp is a good tool to utilize
  5. Treasurer Report
    • Fair was cancelled – refunds
    • Missing money from Eventbrite, this is being looked in to
      • Do we get fees back from Eventbrite when we cancel?
    • All the money from the tables is taken care of
    • Everyone who had a booth was reimbursed
    • Were there any costs associated with cancelling the fair? Unclear.
    • Do we need an action for someone to report out at the next meeting what the consequences of cancelling the engineering fair was (refunds, details, etc.)
    • Dues: most organizations have paid
  6. Calendar
    1. PSEC Meetings – first Monday of every month
    2. Mentor Nights
      1. March 13th Shoreline
      2. April 10th Bothell
      3. Potentially more to come
    3. No date solidified for ISOW
      1. Looking at dates in June
  7. Website Updates
    1. Added engineers of the year award pages, contains photos and bios
    2. Announcement for the fair cancellation
    3. WordPress software is due for a major update, have been waiting until after the fair and banquet to initiate
      1. Shouldn’t notice any differences
    4. Stan has taken a new position similar to this one in a different organization and its taken a lot of his time so it is his intention to not come back as webmaster for PSEC in the future
      1. Louie: do you know any contacts that might be interested? Stan: No
      2. This should come up as a future agenda item
      3. Stan is happy to facilitate the transition
  8. Engineering Fair Report
    1. Beth is not here and the fair was cancelled
  9. Banquet Report
    1. 61st annual PSEC awards banquet was held in February. All 7 awards handed out that night. 58 people served. Speaker did a good job and stayed within the time limit. Event ended at 9:15, comfortably paced event. Photos are on the dropbox.
  10. Mentor Nights
    1. Upcoming events
      1. See Calendar
    2. Mentor Coordinator
      1. Issues with eventbrites for mentor nights and being able to capture the majors/specialties of mentors. Need to have a new template that we can put nicer pictures on the announcements.
      2. Also looking in to Seattle U and Highline – roughly may timeframe
      3. Justin is interested in taking on the Mentor Coordinator role
      4. 7-10 mentor nights a year, occurring September – June
        1. Different schools have different preferences for dates
        2. Some schools have not held a mentor night for several year, but we would like to restart (Seattle U, UW Bothell
      5. Everett Community College has a mentor night run by their collegiate SWE section
      6. Is there a history/file that documents the past mentor nights we’ve had?
        1. There is currently no file. We are hoping the mentor night coordinator can start taking charge of documentation
      7. The description that was provided sounded like it was more related to communicating with colleges, but what Louie is describing sounds more like managing eventbrites.
        1. The scope is too big for one person to manage, which is why other people become POCs for different schools. The coordinator would manage the volunteers.
      8. Historically, it’s been managed 1 person 1 event. Always end up with return mentors. Different contact lists for each school. Each school is looking for different things.
      9. Justin – make sure  you get access to dropbox and wordpress from Stan
      10. How much can we reimburse for food? $3/head up to $300 max
        1. Dave Butcher is the treasurer
        2. Contacts are not identified on the PSEC site
  11. Membership discussion
    1. How to get nontraditional groups to be members of PSEC? How do we represent them?
    2. The organization of other groups is not clear
    3. What about PMI?
    4. American Society of Plumbing Engineers?
    5. Do we have a statement of membership benefits? What are we communicating to people when we invite them?
    6. Main benefits:
      1. Engineering Awards
      2. Engineering Fair
      3. Mentor Nights
      4. Inter-society trading of knowledge
  12. Regional Science Fair call for judges
    1. Kathi emailed out flyers
    2. Saturday March 16th in Bellevue
    3. Details in the flyer for how to sign up
  13. Action Item Review
  14. Adjourn
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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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