Established 2010, the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington (SEFW) advances public safety and the profession of structural engineering through support of community outreach, education, and research.
SEFW presents PUBLIC PROGRAMS:
DOCUMENTARY FILM AVAILABLE FOR SHOWINGS:
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS OF THE 1962 SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR
Foundation assembled engineers Richard Chauner, John V. Christiansen, Gary Curtis, Victor O. Gray, Norman Jacobson, Thomas Kane, Robert Mast, Fred Pneuman, and Einar Svensson to record recollections of their engagement in and observations of creation of the iconic structures that helped define Seattle as a city of innovation.
The film highlights a significant time in the history of structural design and the city of the Seattle, and also elevates the little-known work of structural engineers. Interviews capture the personal stories of structural engineers: what motivates them and how they view their choice of a career path -- aiming to inspire future generations of engineers.
Scheduling Documentary Showings: Teachers, school administrators, and community groups may contact the Foundation administrator (email@example.com) to arrange screenings of the 45-minute documentary, suitable for high school and undergraduate audiences as well as historical groups. On request and when feasible, SEFW will provide a structural engineer to attend the showing and respond to viewer questions.
Schools and public institutions may request copies of the documentary on DVD for $25 to cover shipping and handling. Donors of $100 or more to the Foundation receive a DVD.
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SEFW thanks PLATINUM SPONSOR HOWARD S. WRIGHT for supporting this program.
SCHOLARSHIPS: SEFW supports the scholarship program of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), with more than 50 scholarships granted since 1985.
OUTREACH: SEFW's Annual Fall Forum brings distinguished speakers to address interdisciplinary audiences on current topics. Beginning in 2011, SEFW supported the initiation of the Structural Engineers Hall of Fame to elevate the public profile of distinguished structural engineers whose work shapes the profession as well as structures throughout Washington and the world.
SUPPORT: SEFW, a 501(c)(3) organization, relies upon the financial commitment of key benefactors, and acknowledges with gratitude the Founding Donors and others whose generosity underwrites the Foundation and its programs.