2014 PSEC Awards Banquet

The 56th Annual Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) Engineering Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 6:00PM in the Skyline Room at the Museum of Flight at the King County International Airport (Boeing Field).

The following Award Recipients were honored by the Council

PSEC was pleased to host Ms. Eset Alemu and Mr. Dave Cook as the keynote speakers.

Eset Alemu Bio

Eset Alemu is Water Resources Engineer at WEST Consultants. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and a Masters in Water Resources Management from the University of Washington. Eset was recently honored by ASCE as one of the new faces in civil engineering for 2014.

Eset has been an active member of Engineers Without Borders - Puget Sound Professionals since 2008. She has served the organization in many capacities from fundraising, to mentoring Seattle University students, to leading a design team for the wastewater treatment project. She is currently a Project Lead for the chapter’s Program in Matagalpa, Nicaragua where her team are working with a farming community to help them develop a coffee processing facility and a water treatment system to clean the coffee process wastewater before it is returned to the environment.

Dave Cook Bio

Dave Cook is a Principal Geologist in the Seattle offices of GeoEngineers and serves on the company’s board of directors. He is a leader both within the company and in the community, where he is a board member for Seattle’s Great City, involved in the Downtown Seattle Association and actively involved in Engineers Without Borders (EWB).

Dave has volunteered with EWB for eight years in a variety of roles from mentoring University of Washington student chapter projects in Bolivia to serving as President of the EWB-Puget Sound Professionals chapter. Dave was recently elected to the 2014 board of directors for Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA).

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