2015-2016 PSEC Mentor Night Program of Events in Planning

September 19, 2015

The PSEC Mentor Night Coordinators are currently in the process of rolling out the 2015-2016 Mentor Night program of event dates. Please bookmark our Mentor Night Event page at http://www.pseconline.org/mentor-nights/ to check back often as we firm up dates for all mentor events this academic year. Below is a current table of Mentoring Events at local universities and colleges PSEC has supported in past years through volunteers from our member societies, and shows a tentative date for this 2015-2016 academic year in planning.

Please save the date for the Seattle Pacific University Mentor Night on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2015. More information and links to register as a volunteer Mentor for this first event will be posted soon.

Potential Mentoring Event Tentative Date Actual Date
Seattle Pacific University End of October, 2015 Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2015
UW-Bothell November
Seattle University November
Seattle Central College Mid-January
North Seattle College Early March
Everett Community College Early April
Highline College End of April
Bellevue College Early May

PSEC has a Mentor Night Committee comprised of Mentor Night Coordinators who assist a school representative from a participating university or college in hosting their event, and also includes individuals within the PSEC member societies who help identify new mentor volunteers to support these multi-disciplinary events.

If you have volunteered as a mentor in the past and are already familiar with these events, please consider becoming a Mentor Night Coordinator for one event out of the year to help us continue these well supported, successful, and instructional events. A great opportunity exists this year to be a back-up coordinator and to learn a well documented process from current coordinators to become a coordinator next year. Please contact me if you are interested. You can reach me at salazarj{at}asme(dot)org.

Thank you,


Jason Salazar

PSEC Mentor Night Committee Chair



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Volunteers Still Needed for Bellevue College Mentor Night

May 3, 2015

We need your help to continue to send requests for additional volunteers to your members to come talk with students over dinner at the Bellevue College Mentor Night this Wednesday, May 6th.
Below is the list of disciplines and professional societies currently represented from the ten (10) volunteers registered to date. As you can see we need many more volunteers to help with this interdisciplinary event.
Area(s) of engineering expertise. Technical or professional society affiliations.
1 Aeronautical/Aerospace | Industrial/Manufacturing | Mechanical ASME, PSEC
2 Civil | Industrial/Manufacturing IIE, SWE, AREMA (railroad)
3 Industrial/Manufacturing | Mechanical | Systems ASME, SHPE, PSEC
4 Civil | Geotechnical ASCE, SEAW, EERI
5 Structural ASCE; ASCE-SEI, SEAW
6 Civil | Structural ASCE/WTS
7 Structural SEAW – Structural Engineers of Washington
ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers
AISC – American Institute of Steel Construction
8 Aeronautical/Aerospace AIAA, ICAS, ICNS, MIT Sloan
9 Aeronautical/Aerospace | Industrial/Manufacturing | Materials | Software | Structural | Systems AIAA, SME, SAMPE
10 Aeronautical/Aerospace | Industrial/Manufacturing SME, SAMPE
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Bellevue College Mentor Night, May 6th

April 21, 2015

We have finalized the Bellevue College Mentor Night. It will be May 6th from 6:00PM to 8:00 PM at Bellevue College (rooms C130 A & B). Please forward a link to this page and register as a mentor at our Event Brite page.

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Call for Engineer Mentors At Boys & Girls Club

April 1, 2015

The following message is from Lori Ross <lross@positiveplace.org> at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club:

My name is Lori Ross and I am a member of the STEM committee and a proud Staff from the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club located in Greenwood, Washington.   Two years ago we set out with an ambitious vision to have STEM focused after school  programming.  Last year we “launched” a partnership with The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and have seen tremendous growth and success in making STEM at NSBGC a reality.   In the summer of 2014  we held a  successful 7 week long  STEM program serving 30-40 youth per week, weaving the  the Engineer Design Process throughout all of our activities and builds.   Our vision is stronger than ever and we are looking to expand partnerships and collaborate with the Puget Sound Engineering Council to help bring professional volunteers and mentors to help grow the young minds of the our club members and make our vision come to fruition.  We are looking for PSEC members that are interested in outreach in the following areas:

  • Assisting in STEM-related Activities
  • Helping to Plan and Facilitate STEM Activities
  • Mentoring Youth
  • STEM Career Day Volunteers
  • Bringing Excitement to Engineering!

Our mission at the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club is simple:

“To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.” We hope PSEC will join us in our mission to create a brighter future for these youth and for our community.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me or call me any time. Thank you for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you very soon.

If you are interested, please leave a comment below and feel free to contact Lori directly.

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Call for judges: Washington State Science & Engineering Fair

March 20, 2015

The Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) for grade school, middle school and high school students will be held on Mar 27-28 in Bremerton, Wash. Volunteers are requested for judging student projects. Over 500 students are expected to attend this year.

About 100 judges are required for each day of the fair. Please consider serving as a judge Friday, Mar 27th (for grades 1-6), starting at 4 p.m., or Saturday, Mar 28th (for grades 7-12) starting at 9 a.m. until about 3pm. Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Engineering and science professionals are preferred for judging the older grades (7-12) on Saturday. Judges for grades 1-6 on Friday need less scientific background since the focus is more on encouragement for the students.

The fair will be held at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St., Bremerton, Wash 98337.

For background on the judging process and other details for volunteers, please refer to the WSSEF judging brochure.

If you are able to volunteer, please register here. The WSSEF head judge is Dr. Mike Huey headjudge@wssef.org

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Highline College Engineering Mentor Night – Tuesday, April 21st 2015 Registration Now Open

March 14, 2015

Registration is now open for the upcoming Highline College Engineering Mentor Night on Tuesday, April 21st from 6-8pm. All engineering disciplines are encouraged to attend.

Here is a hyperlink to the registration form;


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