ESWP YMF Hosts Annual Social that Benefits Local Charity
ESWP hosted their 3rd Annual YMF Summer Social at the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania on September 7, 2018. The event was co-hosted by ASCE, ASHE, Tau Beta Pi, SAME, and WTS Pittsburgh Sections. This year the event brought together a record attendance of more than 60 young engineers in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The goal of this event is to seek and prepare the next generation of engineers by highlighting the diverse spectrum of engineering and related technical societies. Each co-host contributed a gift basket to raffle off and had a chance to inform attendees of their professional organization.
New this year, ESWP implemented a 50/50 raffle, that the proceeds benefited the Red Door Program at Saint Mary of Mercy Church. St. Mary of Mercy Church, which is in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, provides several kinds of assistance to people in need. The “oldest” of St. Mary’s services is the Red Door Program which began during the Great Depression. This program provides a bag lunch, Monday through Saturday to more than 100 persons each day. The program is underwritten by St. Mary of Mercy Church through various contributions made directly to the Red Door. After the conclusion of this event, ESWP donated a total of $80 to the Red Door Program. ESWP plans on implementing this event again in 2019 in hopes to exceed their contribution to a charitable organization.
As you can see our Young Member Forum is gaining momentum by offering the YMF Summer Social and other quality programs designed specifically with the young engineer in mind. If you are not already a ‘young member’ ESWP offers an Under-35 dues rate of $25 annually, with a limited time offer of NO entrance fee (a $55 savings!) Now is the time to add ESWP to your professional network and expand your horizons. Click here: https://eswp.com/membership/individual-membership-2/
ESWP Members Scholarship
We are now accepting applications for the ESWP Members Scholarship. Applicants must be the spouse, child, or grandchild (natural, step, adopted or ward) of a member in good standing for one or more previous, continuous years of the ESWP. Scholarship applicants should be current high school seniors, or currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students in engineering, architecture or applied sciences at an accredited college or university. The application deadline is July 31, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. Please contact the ESWP offices to request an application.
Future City Alumnus of the Year
Congratulations to Stephen Canton, who was named the Future City 2018 Alumnus of the Year by the international Future City Competition. Canton participated in the Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition in 2004 and 2005, when he was a student at St. Benedict the Moor School in Pittsburgh. Now a University of Pittsburgh medical student, Canton said “In my current roles as a researcher, bioengineer and physician to be, I utilize skills that I learned while participating in Future City.” Canton has a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Louisiana State University. He expects to complete his medical degree with a concentration in bioengineering, biotechnology, and innovation from Pitt’s School of Medicine in 2020.
Future City Update
Congratulations to The Ellis School, for placing 15th in the National Future City Competition! The Ellis School was the winning team from the Pittsburgh Regional Competition, and represented Pittsburgh in the Nationals, held in Washington, D.C., over National Engineers Week. Overall, 44 teams competed in the national competition. For more information on Future City, click here: https://futurecity.org/pennsylvania-pittsburgh
ESWP Young Member Forum highlights
Summer fun! The ESWP Young Member Forum combined forces with those of the ASCE, ASHE, EWB, TBP and SAME in hosting a Summer Social on August 19. The event was held at the Pittsburgh Engineers’ Building and featured craft beers, and a special summer Sangria cooler, along with lots of great food. Each of the hosting groups provided a gift basket for door prize table, where attendees could try their luck at baskets of their choosing. Representatives from each of the hosting groups also previewed their upcoming continuing education activities. Keep an eye on the ESWP website for the next mixer, scheduled for the December holiday season. For more information on ESWP’s Young Member Forum, contact Outreach Coordinator Taylor Bombalski.
Very promising news for graduating engineers as reported in the August 5 issue of the Pittsburgh Business Times…PBT reports on the local job market for engineers and the ways that local universities are preparing their students to fill these roles. Best wishes to all our student members, and remember, ESWP is here to help!