SEU Speaker Inspires

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: North Bay Fire Relief Fund

In November 2017, Matt Brown, SE, from Newport Structural Design, Inc., gave a talk on Validating Software Results. He chose the North Bay Fire Relief Fund (https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Matt shared why he chose to support the North Bay Fire Relief Fund: “My reason for choosing this organization is that my own house came dangerously…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Habitat for Humanity – Capital District

In October 2017, Otto Schwarz, PE, SE, from Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis, gave a talk on Post-Tensioned Concrete Analysis and Design. He chose the Habitat for Humanity – Capital District (https://www.habitatcd.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Otto shared why he chose his local Habitat for Humanity: “I have been lucky enough to have the privilege of having a stable place…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and Red Cross – Hurricane Irma Relief

In September 2017, Kevin Davenport, PE, from Simpson Strong-Tie, gave a talk on Code Provisions for Post-Installed Adhesive Anchors into Concrete.  He chose both the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation (https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/) and the Red Cross – Hurricane Irma Relief Fund (www.redcross.org) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Kevin shared why he chose to…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Kentucky Educational Television

In August 2017, Ash Norton, from Ash Norton Engineering Leadership, gave a talk on Digital Presence for Engineers: What are Your Emails Really Saying?  She chose the Kentucky Educational Television (https://www.ket.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Ash shared why she chose Kentucky Educational Television: “Some of my earliest memories were of watching Sesame Street and other programs on the local…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Structural Engineers Association of Utah Scholarship Program

In July 2017, Kimberley Robinson, PE, SE, from SunSteel, LLC, gave a talk on Buckling Restrained Braced Frames. She chose the Structural Engineers Association of Utah Scholarship Program (http://www.seau.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Kim designated the same organization after her December 2016 SE University session, and she shared then why she chose the SEAU Scholarship Program:…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Structural Engineers Association of Southern California Foundation

In June 2017, Matthew Mester, PE, SE, from SidePlate Systems, Inc., presented Moment Frames: Design and Detailing per AISC 341 and 358. He nominated the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California Foundation (http://www.seaosc.org) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California Foundation, in its goals to further the development of the structural engineering profession, looks for…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Wounded Warriors Project

In May 2017, Patrick Fortney, PhD, PE, SE, P.Eng, from the University of Cinncinati, presented The Chevron Effect – A Paradigm Shift in Approach to Analysis. He nominated Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Patrick shared why he chose the WWP: “The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors who…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Friends of Blue Mound State Park

In March 2017, Pat Conway, AIA, from the International Masonry Institute, presented Masonry Movement Joints from a Structural and Architectural Perspective. He nominated Friends of Blue Mound State Park (http://fwspbluemound.blogspot.com/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Friends of Blue Mound State Park is a group of volunteers working together to benefit the park by enhancing and preserving its natural resources…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Humane Society of Loudoun County

In April 2017, Lori Koch, PE, from the American Wood Council, presented 2015 National Design Specification for Wood Construction – Significant Changes including Cross-laminated Timber.  She nominated the Humane Society of Loudoun County (http://www.humaneloudoun.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Lori shared why she chose the Humane Society: “I have always loved animals, and have gained several 4 legged family members…read more →

SEU Speaker Inspires Organization of the Month: Bridges to Prosperity

In October 2016, Susan Burmeister, PE, from S2B Consulting Engineers, PLLC, presented Advanced Topics in Composite Steel Beam Design. She nominated Bridges to Prosperity (http://www.bridgestoprosperity.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. According to their website, “Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists.  Our programs provide access to healthcare, education and markets by…read more →