February 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 3:30pm


Do you want to inspire the next generation of structural engineers? Volunteer for one (or both) of these amazing opportunities! 

DuPage Area STEM Expo

SEAOI is proud to once again participate in the DuPage Area STEM Expo. This is a wonderful event that touches the lives of over 1,000 children and parents with an interest in STEM. We will have several tables with engineering models, a shake table, and information about engineering. We are fortunate to once again have Brian Dekker present Last Brick Standing throughout the day.

We need volunteers to assist with setup, takedown, and visitor interaction during two shifts. The more volunteers, the better the event!

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Morning Shift: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm (setup, assisting Brian and interaction with visitors)

Afternoon Shift: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm (takedown, assisting Brian and interaction with visitors)


Illinois Tech Rice Campus
201 E. Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60189 

Interested in volunteering? Register using the link on the right!


SEAOI Model Builders

Calling on All Skilled Craftspeople and Creative Minds!     

SEAOI is looking for volunteers to build models to use at events promoting awareness of structural engineering among school-age children all year round, and especially for the DuPage Area STEM Expo. Using hands-on, interactive models is a fun and effective way to present structural engineering concepts and systems to young students, their parents, and the general public that attend these type of events.  While allowing for interactive exploration, some models are very simple, others are more complex.

As we expand our library of models, we are looking for volunteers to create new models or recreate and enhance some of the existing models that we have used over the years.  These models are the centerpiece of our engagement with the students and a means to spark their imagination and curiosity while providing tidbits of education.

You can build the model(s) by yourself or together with a group of your friends or co-workers.  Either way, your help is greatly appreciated! 

If you can help or would like to learn more about this effort, please contact SEAOI.





Zhang Chen ( Garza Karhoff Enginnering llc )
Paul Papazisi ( HNTB Corporation )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein & Hoffman )
Steve Elver ( GEI Consultants, Inc. )
Richard Raffin ( Collins Engineers Inc. )
Michael Haas ( Collins Engineers Inc. )