March 2020  

SEAoO Education Committee

Scholarship Opportunities:

Exciting news!  The 2020 SEAoO Educational Awards Application has been released this month.  We're excited to again be able to offer a total of $7,000 to undergraduate and graduate students!  Once the application is available, we will post it to the Basic Education Committee Webpage.


UC Student Chapter Fundraiser:

Support UC's student chapter by purchasing a SEAoO Cincinnati polo!  The black polos will feature a "SEAoO Cincinnati logo" with blue piping for professionals ($35), and red piping for students ($25).  

Polos are only available to SEAoO members, so please follow these steps for additional details and to place your order:

1. Click here to log into your SEAoO account.

2. Click "Catalog" in the very top right of the website (above the skyline banner).

3. Click "View Product" for the gender/size polo you're interested in, and follow prompts to "Add to cart."

Deadline to purchase is Fri., March 13 -- don't miss out!

Questions? Please contact Annie Clark ([email protected]) or Mindy Barber, P.E. ([email protected]).


Mentoring Night

Upcoming chapters:

  • Mentorning Night at the University of Toledo that was scheduled for Monday March 23rd has been cancled on the University's authority.   


Jobsite Tours

Do you have an interesting project that is under construction or know of a project that students would enjoy visiting?  Remember how much you learned during site visits?  Email me to get in contact with your local SEAoO student chapter and schedule a student site visit!  

Thank you,

Bernie Kooi, PE, SE, LEED AP
SEAoO Basic Education Committee Chair
[email protected]

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SEAoO Membership Committee

Membership renewal for all levels is still open.  Dues remain the lowest amongst all SEA's and have not increased for several years.  Note that if your membership lapsed, you must rejoin as a new Member ($50 vs. $40 renewal).

As a reminder, SEAoO's membership levels include:

  1. Professional Member: Members that are licensed professional engineers.
  2. Associate Member: Members that graduated with a structural engineering-based degree (undergraduate or graduate) within the past 4 years.
  3. Student Member: Members enrolled full-time in a secondary or post-secondary school.
  4. Member: Members that DO NOT qualify as member types #1, 2, or 3.

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please email us at [email protected] to change your member category and ensure you receive appropriate voting rights and Young Member emails.

  • Did you become a PE since your last renewal? 
  • Did you graduate since your last renewal? 
  • Has it been more than 4 years since you graduated?

Thank you,

Mindy Barber, PE
SEAoO Membership Committee Chair
[email protected]

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SEAoO Annual Conference

September 17th-18th. Save the Date! The SEAoO Annual Conference will be held again at the Columbus Airport Marriott located at the address below:

Venue: Columbus Airport Marriott

1375 N Cassidy Avenue

Columbus, OH 43219-1524

(614) 475-7551


A block of 30 rooms for each night (Wed, Thur) has been reserved at a rate of $143/night. We are in the works of securing speakers & exhibitors. Look for a link to register in the coming Newsletters over the next few months. 

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Recognition Committee

2019-2020 Recognition Event Kickoff

In case you've missed it, our first ever Recognition Event was a success! Now it's time to kick off the 2019-2020 Recognition Event.

With that said, do you know of someone who has demonstrated outstanding service commitment to the profession and SEAoO? Then review the categories listed below and nominate that individual for recognition! Please don't delay, submission deadline is March 31, 2020.


SEAoO Recognition Nomination Form

For those with an interest in supporting the Recognition Committee or those with questions regarding the Recognition Event, please contact the committee chair at:

[email protected].

Thank you!

Antonio Verne, PE
SEAoO Past President / Recognition Committee Chair
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