Engineering Banquet

Last Modified: January 8, 2017
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 come back here around then to get more information and to purchase tickets.

Banquet Announcements

  • 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. 

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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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  • 61st Annual Engineer of the Year Banquet

    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.

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