Two AISC Engineers to Receive SEAOI Award

May 25, 2023


CHICAGO - Two engineers from the American Institute of Steel Construction will receive 2023 Excellence in Engagement Awards from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).

Steel Solutions Center Staff Engineer Yasmin Chaudhry, PE, and University Education Manager Kristi Sattler, SE, PE, PhD, will be recognized next month for leading SEAOI’s Women in Structural Engineering group. (For more information on the awards, please visit

“We are all so proud of our colleagues Yasmin and Kristi,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “This recognition is well-deserved and highlights the strong contributions they are making through their work to our profession.”

The Excellence in Engagement Award honors those who advance the field by ensuring that current and/or future structural engineers have a positive professional experience. It reflects SEAOI’s commitment to improving engagement among its membership as well as the broader structural engineering community.

“I’m so proud to call Yasmin and Kristi my colleagues, and I appreciate all of their hard work inside and outside of the office for the structural engineering community,” said SEAOI President-Elect Jennifer Traut-Todaro, SE, LEED AP, who is also the director of workforce development at AISC. “They took on the Women in Structural Engineering Committee as co-chairs in 2020--no small task, as it provides vital programming and support for SEAOI’s members and is one of our most engaged committees. They not only supported but grew the committee in an all-virtual environment to provide an environment of mentorship and advocacy for women in our profession.”

Yasmin ChaudhryAbout Yasmin Chaudhry, PE

Chaudhry joined AISC in 2022 and answers technical inquiries from the whole AEC community through the Steel Solutions Center. She is the secretary of one of the AISC committees responsible for the Steel Construction Manual. She also writes the ever-popular monthly Steel Quiz in Modern Steel Construction and is a regular contributor to the magazine’s Steel Interchange series.

“Yasmin is always looking for new ways to engage current and future structural engineers to make a positive impact on the profession,” said Carlo Lini, PE, director of the AISC Steel Solutions Center. “She works hard to make sure that engineers get the full benefit of what the Steel Solutions Center has to offer, and she’s always on the lookout for feedback to improve AISC’s offerings.”

Chaudhry holds a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree, both in civil engineering, from Montana State University - Bozeman.

Kristi SattlerAbout Kristi Sattler, SE, PE, PhD

Sattler joined AISC in 2019. She establishes and manages programs like the Student Steel Bridge Competition for students considering or pursuing a career in structural engineering, and she shares her passionate attitude and experience in visits to college-level structural engineering classes across the country. She also leads an AISC initiative to get K-12 students excited about engineering through age-appropriate activities and resources.

“Kristi has made quite an impact on her profession and on students who will go into the profession, not just locally but nationally,” said AISC Senior Director of Education Christina Harber, SE, PE. “I am thrilled to see her recognized for her dedication to the present and future of our industry.”

Sattler holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering with a civil specialty from the Colorado School of Mines and both a Master of Science and a doctorate in civil engineering from Purdue University.


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Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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