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October 11, 2017
The Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington is premiering four short home videos on the theme, “What makes structural engineering cool?” They were created for SEFW's first FilmWorks Initiative, a competition designed to showcase the merits of structural engineer careers.
The first place video, “Imagine a Better World,” was done by Luke Heath, a principal at PCS Structural Solutions in Tacoma. It includes a narration on the history of structures and engineering, covering Rome, Paris and other significant landmarks, while an unseen artist illustrates on a storyboard.
Second place went to “Bring Concepts to Life” by Cleo Pineda, a St. Martin's University engineering student. It explains how structural ideas, design and analysis are critical in the building industry.
Third place was a tie between “The Structural Engineer” by Edison Shi, a design engineer at HNTB in Seattle, that demonstrates the benefits of a structural engineering career; and “Civil Engineering” by Begum Birsoz, a University of Washington engineering student and UW Structural Engineers Association of Washington chapter president. It offers a bird's-eye view of Seattle and explains civil engineering careers.
The videos are at https://vimeo.com/sefw/.
SEFW said the films will be used to educate the public and students, and shown at STEM career events.
Heath donated his $750 prize to the SEFW Scholarship Fund. Pineda won $500, and Shi and Birsoz each won $250.
Go to http://tiny.cc/i2p3ny to register for the 2018 contest.