April 2020  

SEAoO Education Committee

Scholarship Opportunities:

Exciting news!  The 2020 SEAoO Educational Awards Application deadline has been extended to through April until Friday May 1st.  We're excited to again be able to offer a total of $7,000 to undergraduate and graduate students!  The application is available on the Basic Education Committee Webpage.


UC Student Chapter Fundraiser:


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 & University of Dayton has been postponed to a later date in the Fall 2020 semester. 


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

Save the Date! September 17-18, 2020.  The SEAoO Annual Conference will be held again at the Columbus Airport Marriott located at the address below:


Columbus Airport Marriott

1375 N Cassidy Avenue

Columbus, OH 43219-1524

(614) 475-7551


There is a great committee working very hard to make this the best conference EVER! SEAoO Annual Conference Committee co-chairs are Frank Monastra, Woolpert and Aimee Pergalsky, Euclid Chemical. 

The slate of topics and speakers is nearing completion. Look for more details next month!

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. 

Stay tuned for additional details.



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Recognition Committee

2019-2020 Recognition Event Kickoff

Thank you to those who have nominated the individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service & commitment in our profession for the following categories:

  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Engineer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement 

Nominations are now closed and we are in the process of reviewing nomination applications to determine the recipients of these recognition awards. 

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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