The "San Diego Engineers" is the newsletter of the San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC), an umbrella organization of engineering societies and educational institutions in San Diego and nearby areas. 

Welcome San Diego Engineers, Educators, and Students!

      For September, we are super excited to announce our SDCEC partnership with the Fleet Science Center in hosting the first official San Diego Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The WIST Conference is offering discounts to SDCEC participating organization members. We are also pleased to feature Dr. Bob Klug - an engineering society leader making a difference in San Diego. Bob is the SDCEC Hospitality Chair of the Engineers Week San Diego Banquet and the ASM San Diego Chapter liaison to the SDCEC.  

Its all about community and building a local network for engineering society leaders, members and volunteers. So go ahead and help us build that community by sharing this newsletter with your contacts. Have them "Join" the subscription list to receive the "San Diego Engineers" monthly newsletter.

Keep sending me your society events, outreach and news (and photos) by the end of each month and we would be happy to help advertise them. 

I look forward to hearing more,

Shukky Sanni, SDCEC Newsletter Editor

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Events, Scholarships, Sponsorship. Volunteer & Get Involved.
Spread the word. San Diego will host the 1st ever, high school division, official Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Team signups are now open.

Engineering societies & STEM organizations are invited to be a Team Sponsor. Go ahead, get set, go. Let all of your high school age contacts know.
The SDSU Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invite high school students to a "Girls Day Out" on a Sunday afternoon Oct 6th. Make sure to RSVP early as seats are limited:

SWENext students are encouraged to attend. SWENext is a free program for K-12 students to be a part of SWE. Girls, boys and adult advocates are encouraged to sign up for your free newsletter at:
Engineers! Join for a live Q&A on Sept 25 or Oct 29 to learn how to transition into the STEM Teachers Program. RSVP at

Engineering & Technology Societies are invited to host a hands-on exhibitor booth for middle and high school students during Manufacturing Day October 1, 2019 at CSU San Marcos. RSVP to the event here @SDNorthEDC @CSUSM #MFGDay2019 #NorthCounty #Manufacturing

K-12 Educators, remind your students to apply to be on the one and only San Diego all-female high school auto racing team. It is a great way to learn about STEM related careers in the automotive and transportation industries. This weekend holiday is a perfect time to concentrate on creating the perfect questions, essay and video responses. Go to to apply.

Attend, Grow Professionally, Network, Sponsor, Volunteer & Get involved. 

Register by Sept 6th for the ASM (Materials Information Society) “Stainless Steel” course (Sept 19 – Oct 10, 2019) at Solar Turbines Training Center. CEU credits available. More info here.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invite you to engage in the Sept 12th webinar "Rewiring Our Brains in an Epidemically Stressed Society". RSVP
AMS, the Materials Information Society, invites you to attend their "technical" meeting on September 17, 2019.

For more information and to RSVP, visit
Advance your careers by staying up-to-date on the latest 3D design and 3D printing technologies. Sept 18th from 5:00 - 7:00 in Sorrento Valley. San Diego 3D Design and Advanced Manufacturing Group
Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Annual Awards Dinner is Sept 19, 2019.

To volunteer, and receive a registration discount, send Allison an email at

Registration is now open.

For more information, visit

The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) invite you to the Fall Fundraiser Oct 10th where panelists discuss how their work creates a lasting effect on the communities they serve. You will also hear updates on the status of the chapter projects in India, Senegal, El Salvador and Peru.  Light appetizers, and beverages from local breweries and wineries will be provided. Purchase tickets here. 


Support, Sponsor, Grow in Local, Regional, National Engineering Conferences
The Association of Women in Science (AWIS) biannual conference WIST is Oct 19th. You are invited to "Share Strategies for Success" as a Career Round Table Speaker. Potential speakers apply using this form:  Or if you just want to attend, register using the "Engineering Council" partner discount.
For more info, visit

Nominate colleagues for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2020 WE Local San Diego Conference Awards due Sept 30th:  (1) Integrator - for individuals who have established a program for their organization promoting work/life integration, (2) Engaged Advocate - for individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering, (3) Diversity & Inclusion - for groups that promote diversity and inclusion and show commitment to SWE and/or SWE’s mission and goals, (4) Sustaining Benefactor - for organizations that have provided significant support to SWE members and/or a SWE group. 


Congratulations and Thank You for hosting local STEM events!
Exciting news! San Diego held their first ever Women in Cybersecurity group. The kick-off meeting was September 6, 2019. For more information, connect on Linkedin!

Learn about our council members & their favorite engineering society(ies).
Robert (Bob) C. Klug, PhD, PE
SDCEC Hospitality Chair 
ASM Communications Chair 

I have been and continue to be a dyed-in-the-wool metallurgical engineer. It all started back in Michigan where I worked with my uncle as a machine builder, tool & die machinist and welder. 

I did my undergraduate work at  Michigan Tech in upper Michigan because of their strong metallurgy department.  Later received my doctorate at the Colorado School of Mines because of their world-renowned Steel Research Center. I have worked in companies across the United States and traveled the world.  

Casting, forging, heat treating, welding and failure analysis has been a phenomenal way to make a living.  The new advanced ceramics, 3D printing as well as the long history of metal workings ties to civilizations rising and falling, mining, recyclability and sustainability all make for astonishing range of interests.  An excitement that I attempt to pass along to my peers and to those new to the field or young folks looking for a career. I do this through the local chapter of  ASM (American Society of Materials), and the national organization of TMS (The Minerals, Metals and  Materials Society. I have always felt that is my professional duty and honor to give to society where I can best make a difference.  

That is also why I am involved in the San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC). To expand and share your knowledge, understanding, and appreciation; there is no higher calling in my book.  

ASM  International is the preeminent association for engaging and connecting materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to solve problems, improve outcomes, and advance society. The ASM San Diego Chapter invites you to join them in their Sept 17th technical meeting (see announcement above).

Bob's spouse, Sharon Klug, can be found volunteering at many of the Engineering Council and Society events with Bob. Here they are crewing on the Maritime Museum  of San Diego, where they also volunteer, historic ship “Star of India” during the 2018 sail. 
The SDCEC is the host of the annual Engineers Week San Diego Awards Banquet. You are invited to help us advance our mission in building community among the engineering society chapters locally. 
Bob Klug, Hospitality Chair, invites you to join him in the Engineers Week Banquet planning activities. To get more involved, send Bob an email at The next banquet planning meeting is September 23, 2019. You can RSVP@SanDiegoEngineers or visit us at for more information. Follow us on social media #SanDiegoEngineers. Let us know what is happening with your engineering society!

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