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MO Public Outreach Challenge

2020 Outreach Challenge

SEA Members, Delegates, and other SEA Leadership are invited to submit examples in each of the four categories. Submitters may enter in all four categories, but are not obligated to do so. Only one entry per category will be accepted for each SEA.


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Your Submission

Submissions are due December 15, 2020 via submittable.
Winners will be announced at NCSEA's Annual Business Meeting.
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Example Submission:

Click above to view a sample submission for the Political Advocacy category.


2019 Winners

First Place & "Voice of the Profession"

Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

Second Place

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI)

Third Place

Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO)


2019 Public Outreach Press Release

NCSEA’s External Communications Committee is expanding last year’s MO Public Outreach Challenge to allow members, delegates and SEA leadership to submit their Member Organization’s most effective program for achieving NCSEA’s goal that

practicing structural engineers are recognized by clients, media, policymakers, educators, students, and the public for the value of their contributions to society.

The purpose of this competition is to give SEAs a platform to be recognized by the SE profession for their work and dedication to the field. What do you consider your MO’s biggest Public Outreach accomplishment in the past year (November 2019 through December 2020)?

Each SEA may submit up to one entry for each of the following categories:

  • Public Outreach
    • Creating or expanding your electronic engagement (website, social media, e-newsletters)
    • Assisting with publication of structural engineering media content (newspapers, magazines, interviews, podcasts, video series)
  • Political Advocacy
    • Influencing public policy (SE licensure, code adoptions)
    • Providing educational and/or event opportunities supporting political actions 
    • Supporting programs for engineers to stay in touch with political representatives and officials
  • Students and Educators
    • Forming partnerships with schools
    • Offering mentoring or job shadow programs for college students
    • Awarding scholarships to students studying Structural Engineering
  • Other Outreach Programs Related to Current NCSEA Initiatives: 
    • Collaboration with allied organizations, ie ASCE/SEI, CASE, etc. to address issues relevant to the profession
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts including those related to NCSEA Call for Action, ex: 
      • Advocacy efforts for underrepresented individuals in the middle school and high school levels
      • Mentoring programs for underrepresented professionals
      • Creation of and/or engagement with student chapters at the university level to increase the diversity of engagement in programs that lead to careers in structural engineering.