SEAOSD January 2021 Newsletter Print

President's Report

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Welcome SEAOSD to 2021!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are coming back from the break refreshed and ready to start the New Year.  

The New Year is the time when we reflect on our past efforts, so I’d like to highlight one of the long-term endeavors of our organization.  The first thing that I think of when I look back at the great things that SEAOC has done over the years is the unassuming Blue Book that I was handed when I joined SEAOSD fifteen years ago.  That book, published for over 60 years by the Seismology Committee, is at the forefront of seismic design, first as a model for code requirements, then evolving to provide detailed commentary and best practices.  It is an amazing reference used the world over and a testament to the incredible work that our organization has produced over the years.  This month, Jeremy Callister, former chair of SEAOC’s Seismology Committee, will be presenting on the past, present, and future of the Blue Book at this month’s member meeting. I encourage you all to attend and learn about what our organization continues to produce.

The New Year is also the time where we plan for a better and brighter the future.  Our Association’s future lies with the new crop of engineers that are currently in school, from the university all the way down to primary school.    Next month is our annual Student Night, where we get to connect with and mentor the next generation of engineers. It is also when SEAOSD will award substantial scholarships to a few of the students in attendance.  The funding that we provide to the students would not be possible without the help of our members, so I urge you to support Student Night as you have in years past.  For our student members, I encourage you all to apply for the scholarships if you haven’t already and sign up for the event.  The format for this year is obviously going to be a bit different than in previous years, but we have some really cool things in the planning that will allow us all to interact and mingle as freely as we would in person.  I’m really excited for the event and I look forward to gathering with you all virtually in February.       

In closing, I would like to remind you to please reach out to me or any member of the Board if you have any feedback on the Association’s work or have any ideas on how we can provide better value for our membership in the upcoming year. 

Take care and stay safe!


Steve Spence, S.E.
[email protected]
SEAOSD President
2020-2021

 

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Calendar of Events

FUTURE MEETINGS

 

SEAOSD WEBINAR JANUARY 19, 2021 THE SEAOC BLUE BOOK: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

January 19, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Webinar (Will be done online)
Links will be sent soon to registered attendees only

SEAOSD Webinar January 19, 2021 The SEAOC Blue Book: Past, Present, and Future

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SEAOSD STUDENT NIGHT FEBRUARY 23, 2021 A VIRTUAL EVENT

February 23, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Webinar (Will be done online)
Links will be sent soon to registered attendees only

SEAOSD Student Night February 23, 2021 a Virtual Event

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2020-2021 SEAOSD Board of Directors


President
Steve Spence
[email protected]

Vice President
Bo Jaquess
[email protected]

Treasurer
Harshda Prasad
[email protected]

Past President
Casey Whitsett
[email protected]


Director 2019-2021
Jon Deck
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Director 2019-2021
Aaron Taylor
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Director 2020-2022
Garrett Mifsud
[email protected]

Director 2020-2022
Matthew Wexler
[email protected]

Executive Administrator
Heather Caya
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Job Forum

CLASSIFIED JOB LISTING

  • SEA News charges $100 ($150 for non-members) for “Job Posting” ads for 2 months in SEAOSD Newsletter.

  • In addition, the advertisement will be posted at www.seaosd.org under “Job Forum” for 2 months.

  • Please limit ads to 100 words.

  • Advertisements may be renewed or extended for $50 ($75 for non-members) per each additional month.

SUBMIT AN AD - MEMBER

SUBMIT AN AD - NON MEMBER

Job Posting
Dec. 14, 2020

 

Project Engineer

Patterson Engineering, Inc.

Job Posting
Nov. 5, 2020

 

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Small Project Referral List

Did you know you can sign up to be a part of our Small Project listing?
List of Engineers for Small Projects 2020-2021

Engineers desiring to be added to this list click here to Sign up and pay $50 for the year!

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SEAOSD Mentor Program

“Share your passion for Structural Engineering with budding college students! Sign up to be a mentor for a day and introduce your mentee to the world of structural engineering. Take part in an opportunity to show the next generation of structural engineers the different aspects of this industry and what it entails. Truss us. It’ll be fun!”

Click here for the application

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