January 21, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Young Engineer’s Symposium - Call for Abstracts

The Young Engineers Committee (YEC) of SEAOI is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Young Engineers Symposium. On January 21st, 2020, all young engineers are invited to attend or present at a symposium geared towards showcasing their work and experiences. This event will be composed of five, brief presentations on a variety of topics, in addition to a small networking social beforehand. Due to the limited number of presentation time slots, interested young engineers are required to submit an abstract on their proposed topic of presentation to be considered for inclusion in the Symposium.

Abstract Details

Requirements: Each interested participant will be required to submit an abstract to the Symposium Selection Panel. The abstract should consist of a short-typed summary (500 words or less) detailing the topic of the presentation, key points, and any other information. New this year, abstracts should include three learning objectives summarized in bullet point format at the bottom of the page. The presenter name, presentation working title, and contact information of the presenter shall be not be included in the abstract nor the learning objectives to ensure a fair and impartial selection of abstracts.

Submission: All interested participants are required to fill out the 2020 Young Engineers Symposium Abstract Submission Form by 5 PM on December 6th, 2019. The form may be accessed via the following LINK. Individuals may submit a maximum of one abstract.

Abstract Selection: The Symposium Selection Panel will be made of three members of the YEC Board. Starting on December 7th, 2019, the panel will review all entry summary pages and select the five abstracts that will be developed into presentations. The panel will select abstracts that are either most unique, interesting, or provide a good balance of topics. Selection will be completed on December 20th, 2019, and the writers of the selected abstracts will be notified shortly after by email. They will have until January 17th, 2020 to prepare their presentation and send it to yec@seaoi.org.

Suggested Topics: The following are suggested topics that would provide a balanced discussion across different aspects of structural engineering.  Feel free to choose other topics.

  • Project Profiles - Building
  • Project Profiles - Bridges
  • Project Profiles – Other Infrastructure
  • Lessons Learned
  • Special Technical Topics (Tips for Anchoring in Concrete, a Primer into Fatigue Design, etc.)

Presentation Details

Duration: Presentation are not to exceed 15 minutes in length. Five minutes will be allotted for questions at the end of each presentation.

Style: Presentation style is to be selected by the presenter. Use of innovative or unique presentation styles, such as Pecha Kucha, is encouraged (and may help the abstract be selected) but not required.

Important Dates

October 16th, 2019 - Call for Abstracts

December 6th, 2019 5 PM - Deadline for Submitting Abstracts

December 20th, 2019 - Abstract Selection Notification

January 17th, 2020 - Deadline to provide presentation slides to SEAOI YEC

Event Details

Location: 150 N Riverside Conference Center
                150 N Riverside Plaza
                 Chicago, IL 60606

Date: January 21, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Additional Questions

All questions regarding this event should be direct to the YEC at yec@seaoi.org.