Tue, May 3rd 2016 Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch

March 9, 2016

2016 Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch

Engineering volunteers are requested from PSEC Member socities to support this Mentor event co-organized by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) with Bellevue College (BC). In past years PSEC has co-organized several Mentor Nights with BC, and this year we are excited to announce we are breaking new ground by supporting a Mentor event with Bellevue College during the day from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We invite local engineering professionals to take the opportunity to have lunch with students interested in engineering and to share their experiences.

Register here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/2016-bellevue-college-engineer-mentor-lunch/ for the Bellevue College Engineer Mentor Lunch on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Event runs from 11am-1pm in the C-building, Room 130 A+B. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. A logistics email will be sent out a week or two before the event with directions, parking pass, and a map. Please email Dr. Jenn Pang and Jennifer Pritchard, the SAMI team at sami@bellevuecollege.edu with any questions. Thanks for volunteering!

There are no expectations to have an ongoing or follow-up mentoring relationship with any student unless both parties desire it. Mentors are asked to bring samples of their work, such as reports, drawings, and models that will fit on a 30” X 30” table top for discussion with the students. It is also an opportunity to share information about your professional societies, and your company as applicable. It is not a career fair, but rather an open forum to inspire local students towards a career in engineering, to answer questions, and to share your experience at a table top setting.

Register here: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/2016-bellevue-college-engineer-mentor-lunch/

Thank you,

Jason Salazar
PSEC Mentor Night Committee Chair

Engineering Mentor Lunch Poster 4-16 web

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Fri, April 8th 2016 Everett Community College Dinner with Industry

2016 Everett Community College Dinner with Industry

Engineering volunteers are requested from PSEC member societies for this event on Friday, April 8th at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on campus at EvCC in the Jackson Center. This event is hosted and organized by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) student chapter and Everett Community College. For more information and to register see below.

Jason Salazar
PSEC Mentor Night Committee Chair


evcc                                                             SWE


My name is LaRei Branham and I am the Secretary of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Everett Community College (EvCC).  EvCC’s SWE club is a small collegiate interest group under the SWE-Pacific Northwest (PNW) section and our faculty adviser is Kristine Washburn.

We are organizing a “Dinner with Industry” on April 8th from 6-8pm and we would love it if you could attend!  Our goal is to have students learn, ask questions, and get excited about engineering.  I want to stress that we are looking for all engineers, both men and women, to attend and share their experience with our students. In return, SWE/EvCC will pay for your dinner and you get the opportunity to interact with a group of promising future engineers. You are encouraged to share this invitation with your colleagues in the engineering profession.

You can direct any questions as well as register for the event by contacting me, LaRei Branham, at Larei.branham@wsu.edu.

Once you have registered for the event, I will follow up with a reminder email when the date gets closer.  Enclosed in that email will be directions to the school, a map of the campus, the building the event will be taking place in, and where to park.  I will also attach a printout parking pass for you to put on your dashboard when you arrive at the college.

Thank you for your time and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.



LaRei Branham

EvCC SWE Secretary

EvCC SWE Liaison

Everett Community College Student


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Call for Volunteers for 2016 North Seattle College Engineering Mentor Night, March 1st 6:00 – 8:00 pm

February 5, 2016

2016 North Seattle College Engineering Mentor Night, March 1st 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Call for volunteers – please register here:




Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (please arrive between 5:30 – 6:00 pm to get to your table)

North Seattle Community College
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA 98103

A campus map, directions, and a free parking pass will be emailed to you prior to the event once you register.


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, professional registration considerations, professional engineering organizations, responsibilities, and ethics over pizza and refreshments.

Mentors are asked to bring samples of their work, such as reports, drawings, and models that will fit on a 30” X 30” table top for discussion with the students. It is also an opportunity to share information about your professional societies, and your company as applicable. It is not a career fair, but rather an open forum to inspire local students towards a career in engineering, to answer questions, and to share your experience at a table top setting. The events are intended to be one-on-one affairs, and no ongoing mentoring relationship is expected.

Students can:

* Meet professional engineers

* Explore opportunities in engineering

* Get advice from professionals

* Learn more about internships and employment in engineering



http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-north-seattle-college-engineering-mentor-night-tickets-20783315456?ref=ebtnebregn A campus map, directions, and a free parking pass will be emailed to you prior to the event once you register.


Flyer – 2016 North Seattle College Mentor Night Call for Volunteers Flyer.pdf


For more information and to see a complete list of all Mentor events supported by PSEC, please visit our Mentor Nights webpage at http://www.pseconline.org/mentor-nights/.

For questions please contact Jason Salazar at salazarj@asme.org, PSEC NSC Mentor Night Coordinator.


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ASQ Seattle Section 606 Presentation Jan. 14th, 2016

January 20, 2016

Due to the unexpected unavailability of the speaker, the December
2015 meeting has been rescheduled to January.

Time: Registration 5:00 PM,
Dinner 6:00 PM,
Presentation 7:00 PM

Location: Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Title: Keys to Your Leadership Development

Speaker: Ed Landauer

Participation Options:

Dinner and Presentation—$5 for ASQ Members and Non-Members Click Here

Web-Based Connection—Registrations are free Click Here

Presentation Details

Presentation Description:

As we progress through our careers, whether it is in our regular job or in a professional society like the American Society for Quality, our approach to our responsibilities must evolve. When we first start a career, the focus is always on how well we do our job. As we advance in that career, the focus becomes more and more on how we direct and train other people. Our success will be determined by how well we can evolve in this transition. In this presentation, we will discuss some techniques that can be used to make this transition as well as how we can facilitate this transition in others.

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AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expos, Feb16-17.

Good morning,

Find the Suppliers You’ll Need To Stay Competitive
Engineers and buyers from the most competitive manufacturing companies in the U.S. use AmCon Design & Contract Manufacturing Expos to find new suppliers. Attend the Seattle (Bellevue), WA AmCon Expo February 16th & 17th at the Meydenbauer Center, Hall A & B and see why.

Registration is now open. You’ll be able to meet suppliers of hundreds of job shop and contract manufacturing services from throughout the U.S, in just a few hours at the show.

Parking is free for attendees at the Meydenbauer Center

30% New Exhibits
New Suppliers are signing up daily, be the first to see their capabilities first hand.

Learn Negotiating skills, 3D Printing Technology & More…
Learn About the Latest in Cutting Edge Technologies and Processes. Register for the Expo in advance to attend these free seminars given by industry professionals featuring topics such as… Negotiating Skills, 3D Printing, Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9001:2015 and more. Click for the full seminar list below.

Hope to see you there,

Kevin Woods
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AIAA Tech Symposium This Weekend

November 11, 2015

The AIAA Tech Symposium is this Saturday November 14 at the Future of Flight Museum in Everett. Here is our opening speaker for this year:


Dr. Rostislav Spektor
Electric Propulsion & Plasma Science Section Head, The Aerospace Corporation; Chair, AIAA Electric Propulsion Committee

Electric Propulsion for Space Vehicles

Electric Propulsion (EP) technology has been known to be an effective mode of spacecraft transportation since the dawn of the space age. First satellite tests of EP devices were conducted as early as 1964 and by the 21st century hundreds of EP thrusters were responsible for performing station-keeping duties on multiple satellites and enabling NASA to visit far-off asteroids. Because, in part, of the latest advances in solar array technology, the role of EP devices has expanded to orbit insertion as well as very low orbit station maintenance – a role that chemical propulsion would not be able to fulfill. Recently Boeing has flown all-EP satellites, which rely entirely on electric propulsion, and other companies are rapidly developing their all-EP satellites. In this talk we will trace the development of EP technology from its early implementation to the current state of the art, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of flying electric propulsion on satellites. We will also peer into the future and discuss how EP may change the way we explore space.
Also featuring Panel Sessions on:

Financing Innovation
Innovations occur in virtually limitless ways and contexts. Most are incremental, incorporating new discoveries as improvements beyond existing technological boundaries. Occasionally, new discoveries are disruptive, with the potential to completely change the way we do basic things. Examples of this include the telegraph, the telephone, and the mobile phone, each of which fundamentally changed the way we communicate. Established companies find it hard to pursue innovations that cannibalize existing businesses; Kodak discovered digital photography but didn’t reap its benefits. And the disruptive idea may be the easiest part; more difficult tasks include building a compelling plan, attracting capable management and securing funding adequate to execute that plan. These panelists have extensive experience working with entrepreneurs converting ideas into businesses and will share their perspectives on financing innovation.

Electric Propulsion for Space Flight
Spacecraft transportation has used electric propulsion from the beginning of the space age. Advances in EP technology have expanded the role of EP thrusters and devices to orbit insertion and low orbit station maintenance. Today, there is talk of manned missions to Mars. But propulsion systems that meet the severe resource and time constraints required of manned missions do not yet exist. This panel brings together three propulsion experts who have made presentations today- Rostislav Spektor, Justin Little and Setthivoine You- to discuss efforts being made in the development of advanced propulsion systems that could revolutionize the field of high-power electric space propulsion by providing longer lifetimes and higher efficiencies. Each of the panelists has a view of the ways in which EP may change the way we explore space and the panel discussion is intended to bring out advantages, disadvantages, benefits  and risks of the various approaches currently being pursued.


You can still register, and register at the door. See the following link for registration information:

AIAA Tech Symposium Registration

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UW A&A Speaker: Dr. David Hyland

November 10, 2015

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics is pleased to announce its Chair’s Distinguished Seminar Series this Thursday with the first speaker, Dr. David Hyland of Texas A&M University.

There is no charge to attend this seminar and preregistration is not required.

Date/Time: November 12, 3:30 to 4:40 pm
Location: UW Seattle Campus, Guggenheim Hall, Room 220 (Map)

From the abstract:

The advance of civilization will require substantially more powerful sources of energy than are presently available. Aside from the Earth’s supply of radioisotopes and fossil fuels, the abundant supply of fusion-based energy produced by the sun remains to be efficiently harvested. The collection of solar energy in space could potentially be an order-of-magnitude more effective than ground-based technology because in space, solar insolation is continuous and not attenuated by the atmosphere. These potential advantages have motivated efforts to design space solar power systems since the early 1960s.

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SWE ABJ Conference Announced

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Regions A, B, and J are excited to announce a joint region conference on February 18-21, 2016 to be held in the beautiful northwest area of downtown Seattle! The conference will be hosted on the waterfront at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Join us as we EXPLORE what the world of engineering has to offer, ENGAGE women of all ages and backgrounds, and EMPOWER each other to take on new challenges and seek out our passions.

The Region ABJ 2016 Conference will begin on Thursday and Friday with tours and activities designed for participants to get to know the Seattle area and participate in the local culture. On Saturday, conference participants will explore a wide range of presentation tracks from technical development to career exploration to inclusion and cultural awareness and much more. Corporate sponsors and partners will be on-site for networking opportunities and a career hiring event suited for all experience levels and career backgrounds. To close out the conference on Sunday after SWE region business meetings, Regions A, B, and J will host an outreach event to engage and encourage Seattle youth to explore what it means to be an engineer.

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PSEC at the Seattle (Bellevue) AmCon Show- Feb. 16-17th.

November 2, 2015

The AmCon (American Contract Manufacturers Show will be held February 16th & 17th, with set-up on Monday February 15 with the Show February 16thand 17th. Hours are usually 9:00 am-4:00pm.

The PSEC  objective is to showcase the member Societies, and the Stem related Mentoring effort in conjunction with the are Community Colleges.


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Speakers Announced to AIAA Technical Symposium – Register Now

October 30, 2015

AIAA will have another outstanding program for the 2015 Technical Symposium: “Pacific Northwest at the Forefront of Innovation” being held at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo on Saturday November 14.


The program will feature presentations from:


Dr. Paul Bevilaqua, VTOL specialist and Chief Aeronautical Scientist at Lockheed Martin who invented the dual cycle propulsion system that made it possible to build a stealth supersonic VSTOL Strike Fighter;


Dr. Rostislav Spektor, Chair of the AIAA National Electric Propulsion Committee, and research scientist and Electric Propulsion and Plasma Science Section Head at The Aerospace Corp;


Ed Petkus, Vice President Airplane Development Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and


Nick Patrick, Human Integration Architect at Blue Origin, former NASA Astronaut and Boeing flight deck engineer.


Presentations from experienced veteran in aviation technologies from outside the region include:


Capt. Joe Burns, a twenty-five year veteran of the aviation technology and communications industries and most recently the Managing Director of Flight Operations Technology and Flight Testing at United Airlines, NASA ATM subject matter expert, and CEO of Sensurion Aerospace; and


Dr. Bruce J. Holmes, senior executive with more than 40 years’ experience in industry and in NASA, and entrepreneurial experience in air transportation innovations at DayJet Corporation and , in complexity science tools applied to flightpath management at NextGen AeroSciences Inc. and global transportation demand and supply modeling AirMarkets Corporation.


Presentations from Pacific Northwest scientists, engineers, service providers, entrepreneurs and other members of the aeronautical, including:


Dr. Ralph Cavalieri, Center Director and Technical Lead for Alternative Jet Fuels Research, Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT) aka FAA Center of Excellence: Alternative Jet Fuels and the Environment;


Dr. Jacob Leachman, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, WSU, and the initiator of the Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research Laboratory.  Dr. Leachman will discuss a partnership with Insitu Inc. funded by the Washington Joint Center for Aerospace Technology and Innovation (JCATI) to convert the popular ScanEagle UAS over to liquid hydrogen powered flight. He will also explain why “60 Years after Project Suntan the Future of Liquid Hydrogen Flight is Bright.


Dr. Kristi Morgansen, Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics at UW, recent AIAA Associate Fellow, who will discuss “Integrated Sensing and Actuation for Biological and Engineered Aerospace Systems.”


Dr. Roger Parker, CTO, AirMarkets Corporation, who will explain the market for air travel and “What People Pay to Fly” or something like that.


Scott Philiben, President, CiES Inc., successful business founder with a track record of bringing new aircraft system design ideas and concepts to market that have become industry standards;


Jeanne Yu, Director, Environmental Performance and Integration Product Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and


Financing Innovation Panel: Craig Ladkin, FOCUS Investment Bankers; Mike Kelley, Cascadia Capital, and others with experience assisting entrepreneurs and stories you’ll enjoy.


Register now at AIAA Tech Symposium Registration

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