SEAOC Convention 2016
OCT 12, 2016 - OCT 15, 2016
In accordance with our annual tradition, the ARCE department sent the 4 students holding the top 4 SEAOC board positions to the annual SEAOC Convention. Aaron Cook (SEAOC President), Alex Remiticado (Vice President), Kate Cuddington (Structural Forum Chair) and Sonny Moraga (Treasurer) were chosen to attend. They were also accompanied by department head, Al Estes, and Natalie Gibbons, soon to be ARCE alumni. This year, the convention was held at the Hyatt Regency in Maui, Hawaii.
The convention kicked off with keynote speaker Lianne Dalziel, the Mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, who spoke about “confronting complexity and building resilience” in the wake of the New Zealand earthquake. Throughout the convention, there were a plethora of presentations from industry professionals, including our very own, Michael Parolini and Cole McDaniels. On October 12th, the 5 students attended the YMF After Party which was sponsored by Fabreeka. On October 13th, the students and faculty attended the SEAOC Business and Fellows Lunch where the 2016 Fellows were inducted into the College of Fellows. On Thursday night, the Hyatt Regency hosted the “Drums of the Pacific Luau.”
The final day of the convention consisted of the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Lunch, where Ashraf Habibullah of CSI gave a passionate speech on the “Glory of Structural Engineering.” The ARCE department also hosted the Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Alumni & Friends Reception at the hotel restaurant. Following the reception, the convention attendees made their way to the King Kamehameha Clubhouse for the Edward L. Wilson Honorary Dinner, hosted by CSI. The dinner was complete with food, drinks and a night of dancing!