Young Member Group

We are the Young Member Group of the Minnesota Structural Engineers Association. Our goal
is to assist young engineers as they build their careers in the structural engineering profession;
by offering training, networking, and community outreach opportunities to our members. We are
geared towards young PEs, EITs, and structural engineering students who have interests in
the structural industry. Our goals are to:

 Alleviate the steep and difficult learning curve for young structural engineers by providing seminars, workshops, and construction site visits.
 Build a network among young professionals, both within the structural engineering industry and among other design and construction trades.
 Provide opportunities to develop leadership and management skills by being a part of the YMG Committee.

Members will be exposed to in-depth structural methodologies, latest technologies and applications, and presentations on lessons learned from past or ongoing projects. We aim to shape our members into more valuable structural engineers and to further educate them to advance their career.

We invite all structural EITs and PEs (0 to 5 years of practice) to join and to become actively involved in this group.

Stories with a Senior Engineer

MNSEA YMG is thrilled to announce our new video series, Stories with a Senior Engineer. This series will share fun and interesting stories from Minnesota’s most senior engineers. We will be posting new videos monthly, so follow us on LinkedIn so you don’t miss out!


Monthly YMG Committee Meeting

The YMG Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month to plan future events and discuss outreach opportunities.


First Thursday of every month.

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Please email us at to get info about upcoming events.

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Hearts & Hammers
September 18th 2021

MNSEA YMG hosted a summer outing at Boom Island Park in downtown Minneapolis. Members enjoyed food, drinks, games, and face-to-face interactions as the YMG gathered in-person for the first time in 2021!

Pillsbury Hall Virtual Site Tour
June 25th 2020

Over 25 MNSEA YMG members participated in a virtual site tour of the UMN Pillsbury Hall rehabilitation project on June 25. Members tuned into a Zoom meeting as former YMG Chair Ricky Kirchner led a site tour with site superintendent Matt Soens, pointing out the more challenging aspects of the structural design. Structural challenges include reinforcement of the existing timber structure, addition of stair and elevator shafts, and underpinning of an entire building wing to allow for a basement.


Phil Koktan, PE
Meyer Borgman Johnson

Vice Chair
Bennett Christenson, EIT
Meyer Borgman Johnson

Past Chair
Morgan Kuehn, PE
Meyer Borgman Johnson

Communications Coordinator
Sean Gulbranson, EIT
Meyer Borgman Johnson

Digital Media Officer
Kyle Kucharski, EIT
BKBM Engineers

Event Coordinator – Community Outreach
Abby Bosell, EIT

Event Coordinator – Professional Development
Jared Benson, EIT

Secretary & Treasurer
Mac Paris, EIT
Sandman Structural Engineers

Student Liaison
Bennett Christenson, EIT
Meyer Borgman Johnson


related info



Cathedral of St. Paul Dome Rehabilitation
St. Paul, MN

Meyer Borgman Johnson

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