President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Thank you for visiting the home of LA Younger Member Forum. As you will see from exploring our website, we are a fun and energetic group. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for everyone to get involved in.

Our monthly board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and are open to everyone so please come along and introduce yourself. Also, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay informed of what we have planned.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or committee meetings. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me.


Phil Davies, P.E.                                                                                                                                           President - LA Younger Member Forum

Sponsor an ASCE Event!


ASCE LA YMF provides more than 100 membership events a year, including technical tours & presentations, community service events, STEM outreach events for K-12 schools, professional development workshops for engineering university students, and more! We also give out scholarships and host multiple major annual events with attendances up to 700 people! This year, these award-winning events include Los Angeles Engineers Week (E-Week), High School Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), Student Night & Job Fair (SNJF), and the Western Region Younger Member Conference (WRYMC 2017). Membership fees and allocations have consistently only covered about 10% of our costs, and the rest comes from the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one of our major events today! Below are the Sponsorship Levels for one event.

Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Gold Sponsor: $1500
Silver Sponsor: $1000
Bronze Sponsor: $500

Or sponsor all four events with the City of Angels Sponsor ($7000) and receive maximum platinum level marketing benefits at all four events! Marketing benefits vary depending on sponsorship levels and discounted rates apply for sponsoring multiple events.  Click here to view our event sponsorship packages.

Have questions? Please get in touch with our Fundraising Chair: sabrina.rivera@arcadis.com. All donations are tax-deductible.

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From July 28, 2016 5:00 pm to July 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join ASCE LA YMF at Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse for the monthly Happy Hour this Thursday, July 28th! The location is in the heart of the financial district and just a few blocks from the Metro red line (Bonus – it’s DineLA week if anyone is looking for a full meal at a discount, Nick and Stef’s is participating this year!)

    Location: 330 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, California, 90071 (Wells Fargo tower area)
    Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
    Contact: Katie Hickey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more info or in case you get lost!

    2016-07-28 17:00:00
    2016-07-28 20:00:00
  • From July 29, 2016 10:00 am to July 29, 2016 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join ASCE LA YMF for a technical tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)! JPL is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age by developing America's first Earth-orbiting science satellite, creating the first successful interplanetary spacecraft, and sending robotic missions to study all the planets in the solar system as well as asteroids, comets and Earth's moon. Space is very limited, so if interested in joining the tour, please contact Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    What: NASA JPL Tour
    When: Friday, July 29th, 2016, 10am-12pm
    Where: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
    Why: Learn more about space technology
    Who: Contact Ruwanka to learn more or RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    2016-07-29 10:00:00
    2016-07-29 12:00:00
  • From August 09, 2016 6:30 pm to August 09, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF invites everyone to attend our next monthly Board Meeting to learn more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved in our fun and active organization. All meetings include free dinner.  This is a great opportunity for you to find out how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional activities for the summer season!  Click here for parking info

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   2nd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Arman Motavvef at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                 Phil Davies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2016-08-09 18:30:00
    2016-08-09 20:00:00
  • From August 13, 2016 9:00 am to August 13, 2016 10:30 am

    Event Information:

    ***Sorry, this tour is now full***

    Join ASCE LA YMF for a presentation and technical tour of the West Basin Ocean Desalination Plant. Having access to reliable water is becoming more challenging as the LA population continues to grow at a rapid rate. To meet future demands, WBMWD is conducting responsible ocean water desalination to diversify its water supply portfolio, all while protecting the marine ecosystem. Learn how they do it! Hurry! Space is limited! Event is FREE and includes light breakfast.

    What: West Basin Ocen Desalination Plant Technical Tour
    When: Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 9:00-10:30 AM
    Where: 1935 S Hughes Way, El Segundo, CA 90245
    Why: Learn about ocean desalination technology.
    Who: Contact Linda Luu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more.

    2016-08-13 09:00:00
    2016-08-13 10:30:00
  • From August 19, 2016 12:00 pm to August 21, 2016 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Every year YMF's from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Southern San Joaquin go on an awesome camping adventure together! This year we will be camping at Point Mugu State Park which is right on the beach. The weather will be beautiful, so bring your surf boards or floaties and be ready for some smores! Cost of registration is $40 per person which includes 2 nights of camping and all meals! Space is limited so sign up early to avoid disapointment.

    Click here to register.

    What: ASCE YMF Joint Camping Trip
    When: Friday August 19 - Sunday August 21
    Where: Point Mugu State Park
    Why: Camping? Awesome people? Why not?
    Who: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

    2016-08-19 12:00:00
    2016-08-21 12:00:00
  • From August 23, 2016 12:00 pm to August 23, 2016 1:30 pm

    Event Information:

    What is Envision and what does it take to earn an Envision award? How can you become an ENV SP? Join us as Jeff Keaton, Principal at AMEC, and Tim Psomas, founding chair of ISI, will present an overview on how the Envision Rating System works and go over a case study on the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park, the first project in Southern California to earn an Envision Award. This presentation is ideal for anyone interested in getting the ENV SP credential or who want to learn more about Envision.

    Click here to register. Registration costs $5 and includes lunch.

    What: Presentation on Envision Rating System
    When: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, 12:00-1:30 PM
    Where: Psomas Office, 555 S. Flower St, Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Why: Learn more about envision.
    Who: Contact Linda Luu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more or RSVP here.

    2016-08-23 12:00:00
    2016-08-23 13:30:00
  • From August 28, 2016 11:00 am to August 28, 2016 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Summer is here! Come and make the most of it with LA YMF and the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch. Enjoy some time at the beach and expect games, good food and great company! Location TBD.

    What: Joint Beach Day with Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch
    When: Sun, August 28th, 2016, 11am-3pm
    Where: TBD

    2016-08-28 11:00:00
    2016-08-28 15:00:00
  • From October 05, 2016 9:00 am to October 07, 2016 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Volunteer at the 2016 GreenBuild International Conference which will be held at the LA Convention Center from October 5th-7th. This is the largest green building exposition in the world and features three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in Los Angeles.

    The USGBC are looking for studens and young professionals to volunteer at the event. The task will require a minimum of 8 hours of your time and in return you will recieve a free conference pass ($600 value!).

    For more information on the conference, click here.
    For volunteer information, click here.

    2016-10-05 09:00:00
    2016-10-07 17:00:00
  • From January 13, 2017 12:00 am to January 14, 2017 11:00 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF is proud to announce that LA will be the host city of the Western Regional Younger Member Conference (WRYMC) in 2017!  This is a leadership conference for members in the Western Regions of ASCE that provides an unrivaled opportunity for Younger Members to actively engage with ASCE leadership, gain professional development training, and foster knowledge-sharing among the YMGs across 10 states.  We have spectacular speakers, tours, and events lined up for conference attendees, so please save the dates and stay tuned!  Registration will open November 2016.

    What: WRYMC 2017 LA
    When: January 13-14th, 2017, (or Jan 12-15th with pre & post-conference activities)
    Where: The LA Hotel Downtown, 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Who: ASCE members in leadership positions

    The event would not be possible with the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one or more of our major events today! Click here to view our event sponsorship packages.

    For more information, contact our WRYMC Co-Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-01-13 00:00:00
    2017-01-14 23:00:00
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