One of SE3’s 2017 initiatives is to establish an outreach task group that focuses on engaging similar groups throughout the country who share a parallel mission to ours. Part of this outreach involves spreading the word about SE3 via presentations, webinars, and articles. Zahraa Saiyed from Mar Structural Design is leading this task group, and has been working hard to organize our contacts, reach out to individuals and groups, set up speaking engagements, and catalog information gained from different events.
To date, SE3 has given more than a dozen presentations at dinner meetings, for online webinars, and at individual offices. Recent presentations include a panel session on April 6 at ASCE/SEI Structures Congress in Denver and a dinner meeting presentation on April 19 for SEAOSC OC.
At Structures Congress, Rose McClure and Angie Sommer participated in a session entitled “Changing Structural Engineering Workforce and Work Places: Challenges and Opportunities,” which included discussions about technology and globalization, generational differences, and examples of incorporating flexibility practices at large companies. Rose and Angie did a 30-minute overview of the findings from the 2016 SE3 Survey. SE3 member Emily Guglielmo was another panelist in the same session, and the whole discussion was well received by the ~60 attendees. Megan Stringer, another SE3 member, attended the conference and presented a session on sustainability.
Photo 1: SE3 members Angie Sommer, Rose McClure, and Megan Stringer
Photo 2: Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE) networking event organized by Rose McClure and Erica Fischer
Photo 3: Rose McClure and Angie Sommer during the Structures Congress panel presentation
Angie Sommer presented the findings from the 2016 SE3 Survey and the best practices noted in the 2016 Report to a group of approximately 80 SEAOSC members at their Orange County (OC) dinner meeting on April 19. Jeff Ellis, SEAOSC president, is an enthusiastic supporter of the SE3 mission and work, along with many other SEAOSC Board members, including Sandra Biddulph, and other members. The presentation was well-received, and Angie was even able to join a Women’s Mentor Roundtable discussion, arranged by Annie Kao, before the meeting, where she met with many successful women in the profession.
Photo 1: Angie Sommer with two SEAOSC members
Photo 2: Angie Sommer presenting the SE3 findings at the SEAOSC OC dinner meeting
Photo 3: The audience during the SEAOSC OC dinner meeting
Upcoming SE3 presentations include a panel discussion on the gender pay gap at the Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) conference on May 2, a presentation to Buro Happold’s New York office on May 12, a webinar presentation to the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) on May 16, and a presentation to the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAONY) on June 21.
How you can get involved!
For more information about the SE3 Committee, or to read the SE3 2016 Survey Report that discusses detailed findings from the 2016 nationwide survey, visit SE3project.org.
We welcome new members! If you would like to join the SE3 Committee, please visit the Contact Us page to send us an email!
The SEAONC SE3 Committee