SEU Speaker Inspires

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: David and Maxine Fowler Endowed Excellence Fund at the University of Texas at Austin

In January 2017, Matthew Rechtien, PE, Esq., a member of the law firm of Bodman PLC, presented A Case Study, and Legal Perspectives, on Engineering Ethics: The Kansas City Hyatt. He nominated the David and Maxine Fowler Endowed Excellence Fund at the University of Texas at Austin(http://endowments.giving.utexas.edu/page/fowler-david-maxine-exc-fnd-caee/4886/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Matthew shared why he chose the David and Maxine Fowler Endowed…read more →

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

In December 2016, Kimberley Robinson, PE, SE, from SunSteel LLC, gave a talk on Structural Irregularities per the ASCE7-10 Seismic Design Requirements. She chose the Structural Engineers Association of Utah Scholarship Program (http://www.seau.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Kim shared why she chose the SEAU Scholarship Program: “I think that it is very important to support young and talented would-be engineers and bring…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: École Lakay Project

In November 2016, Carlos de Oliveira, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., from Cast Connex Corporation, gave a talk on Structural Applications for Steel Castings. He chose the École Lakay Project in Haiti (http://www.cca-acc.com/cca/ecole-lakay/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Carlos chose the École Lakay Project because his company has previously donated to the design and re-construction of this project after…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: United Services Organization

In November 2016, Scott Nacheman, MSc.Eng., AIA, from DeSimone Consulting Engineers, gave a talk on The Indiana State Fair Collapse Incident. He chose the United Service Organizations (http://www.uso.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Scott shared why he chose the USO: “I am involved with several organizations that support our men and women in uniform and feel that in today’s world…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

In September 2016, Roger LaBoube, P.E., from Missouri University of Science & Technology, gave a talk on Design Aids and Design Examples for Cold-Formed Steel. He chose the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (http://www.lls.org/) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Roger shared his story about why he chose the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “On June 7, 2003, our daughter Jennifer married Russ. The wedding…read more →

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

In August 2016, Annie Kao, P.E., from Simpson Strong-Tie, gave a talk on Effective Communication Skills for Workplace Conversations and Meetings. She chose the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) Foundation (http://seaosc.org/page-18108) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Annie chose this organization because it “supports structural engineering research and scholarships to students majoring in structural engineering.” Thank you, Annie, for helping…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering

In July 2016, Karyn Beebe, P.E., from APA – The Engineered Wood Association, gave a talk on Advancements in Force Transfer Around Openings for Wood Framed Shear Walls. She chose Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering (www.engineering.purdue.edu/CE) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Karyn said the following about this organization, “The Civil Engineering Department at Purdue University provided me with an…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: The Epilepsy Foundation

In June 2016, Carol Post, P.E., S.E., from Thornton Tomasetti gave a talk on Best Practices to Improve Structural Construction Documents for SE University. She chose The Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) for the SEU Speaker Inspires donation of the month. Carol said the following about this charity, “Epilepsy can be a very challenging disease for those who are afflicted with it….read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: Engineering Ministries International

In an effort to “Pay It Forward,” SE University is happy to announce our “SEU Speaker Inspires” program in which our speakers can designate a charity/organization of their choice for SE University to make a donation to help improve our world. In May 2016, Sam Rubenzer, P.E., S.E., from FORSE Consulting gave a talk on Masonry Analysis and Design with…read more →

“SEU Speaker Inspires” Organization of the Month: NC State Department of Civil Engineering

In an effort to “Pay It Forward,” SE University is happy to announce our “SEU Speaker Inspires” program in which our speakers can designate a charity/organization of their choice for SE University to make a donation to help improve our world. In April 2016, Otto J. Schwarz, P.E., S.E., from Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis gave a talk on Evaluation…read more →