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PechaKucha Night

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 9:28 PM | Ramiz Vatan (Administrator)

On April 10, SEAMW members and guests attended a PechaKucha event at Seasons 52 Tysons Corner restaurant for a night full of informative and fun PechaKucha presentations.

A PechaKucha is a presentation type that revolves around 20 image slides, each shown for 20 seconds only. Presenters need to speak alongside the presentation, with the slides automatically set to change every 20 seconds. It is a fast and engaging presentation style that effectively conveys concise information to the audience.


This year, presenters did a phenomenal job of putting together their slides from a wide range of topics. The specific presentation titles were the following:

  • Sheeting, shoring, and underpinning (by Morgan Eddy)  

  • Parametric modeling of an elevated rail structure (by Eileen Phan)

  • Enhanced nitrogen removal facilities project (by Michael Nye)

  • Advice for young engineers from a not so young anymore engineer (by David Pirnia)

  • Architectural precast concrete wall panels (by Grace Meloy)

  • Prismatic glass engineering (by Adam Nizich)

  • Using Trello for effective project workflow (by Nonish Jain)

  • Super Typhoon Yutu Hitting Northern Mariana Islands (by Brenda Villarreal)


Each of the presenters received a gift card from the SEAMW Young Member Group (YMG) team towards the end of the event in appreciation for their hard work. Aside from the amazing presentations, the event included a full course meal with dessert brought to the audience during the 15 minute break midway through the presentations.  


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