January 24, 2023 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm


The Young Engineers Committee (YEC) of SEAOI is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Young Engineers Symposium both live in-person and virtually! On January 24, 2023, 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.

This year we would like to extend this invitation out to the national community of young engineers! That means even if you are not an Illinois native, you are still welcome to come attend or present virtually at the symposium! 

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. 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 2023 Young Engineers Symposium Abstract Submission Form by 5PM on December 2, 2022. 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 5, 2022, 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. Writers of the selected abstracts will be notified by December 16, 2022. They will have until January 20, 2022 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: Presentations are not to exceed 15 minutes in length. Five minutes will be allotted for questions at the end of each presentation.

Important Dates

November, 2022 - Call for Abstracts
December 2, 2022 at 5 PM - Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
December 16, 2022 - Abstract Selection Notification
January 20, 2023 - Deadline to provide presentation slides to SEAOI YEC

Event Details

Location: In-person (TBD) & Zoom
Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Additional Questions

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