Engineering Banquet

Last Modified: March 25, 2022
by Dave

As part of our celebration of Engineering Week in February the PSEC holds an annual banquet where we present our Engineering of the Year awards. Awards are presented in the following categories:

• Academic Engineer of the Year
• Government Engineer of the Year
• Industry Engineer of the the Year
• Kenneth W. Porter Award
• K-12 STEM Engineering Teacher of the Year
• Young Engineer of the Year
• Professional Engineer of the Year

In addition to the awards presentation, we offer a keynote address on an engineering related topic. The awards and speakers are normally announced in December/January. Please visit this page in January to get updates and purchase tickets for the awards banquet.

Banquet Announcements

  • 63RD Engineer of the Year Award Banquet

    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
    “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:

    Brent Sherwood

    Brent Sherwood

    SVP, Advanced Development Programs, Blue Origin


    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.

    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

    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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