2005 Engineer's Award Banquet

Museum of Flight

The 2005 Awards banquet was held Saturday, February 26 at the Museum of Flight's Skyline Room. Opening remarks were delivered by PSEC President, Anthony Leon. Kelly Griswold emceed the event and made the award presentations.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, the Associate Director of Technology Integration and Risk Management at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar

Dr. Dunbar's delivered an address titled "From Apollo into the New Millennium: Engineering the New Space Exploration Vision." It included video from one of her five shuttle missions.

Awards Presentation

Five awards were presented at the 2005 PSEC Awards Banquet. Each recipient was introduced by a representative of the organization sponsoring their nomination and was then presented with a plaque by Ms. Griswold. The 2005 award recipients are listed as follows.

2005 Young Engineer of the Year

Jenna McGrath, PE is PSEC's Young Engineer of the Year. Ms. McGrath is a Mechanical Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

Jenna McGrath, Young Engineer of	the Year

Ms. McGrath's nomination was sponsored by SWE and she was introduced by Linda Thomas.

2005 Academic Engineer of the Year

Dr. Amanie n. Abdelmessih, PhD is the PSEC Academic Engineer of the Year. Dr. Abdelmessih is a professor at the Saint Martin's School of Engineering.

Amanie Abdelmessih, Academic Engineer of the year

Dr. Abdelmessih's nomination was sponsored by SWE and she was introduced by Alison Ratliff

2005 Government Engineer of the Year

Randolf R. Sleight, PE, PLS is the PSEC Government Engineer of the Year. Mr. Sleight is Chief Engineering Officer for Snohomish County.

Randolf Sleight, Government Engineer of the Year

Mr. Sleight's nomination was sponsored by ASCE and he was introduced by Craig Ladiser.

2005 Industry Engineer of the Year

James T. Russell is the PSEC Industry Engineer of the Year. Mr. Russell is acknowledged as the inventor of the optical digital storage system technology, the originator of the optical digital audio record concept and the instigator of the compact disc.

James Russell, Industry Engineer of the Year

Mr. Russell's nomination was sponsored by IEEE and he was introduced by Leonard Carlson.

2005 Professional Engineer of the Year

Don Northey PE is the PSEC Professional Engineer of the Year. Mr. Northey is a renowned bridge engineer in this area. His projects include the Port of Nome bridge in Alaska, a portion of the Outer Loop highway in Tempe, Arizona, the Luther Burbank Lid over I-90 on Mercer Island and the Meydenbauer Park Bridge in Bellevue.

Don Northey, Professional Engineer of the Year

Mr. Northey's nomination was sponsored by SEAW and ASCE. He was introduced by Ed Huston and Randolph Sleight.