January 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Young Engineers Committee (YEC) of SEAOI is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Young Engineers Symposium. On January 26th, 2021, all young engineers are invited to virtually 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. 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.


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 2021 Young Engineers Symposium Abstract Submission Form by 5 PM on December 4th, 2020. 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, 2020, 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 18th, 2020, and the writers of the selected abstracts will be notified shortly after by email. They will have until January 22nd, 2021 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.)


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.


  • October 12th, 2020 - Call for AbstractsDecember 4th, 2020 5 PM - Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
  • December 18th, 2020 - Abstract Selection Notification
  • January 22nd, 2021 - Deadline to provide presentation slides to SEAOI YEC


Location: Zoom
Date: January 26th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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