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Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From April 22, 2014 6:30 pm to April 22, 2014 8:30 pm

    Event Information:

    The 2014 Speaker Series on Leadership And Success brings four prominent, well-respected industry members to discuss their career experiences and what they believe it takes to become a successful leader today. The subject of "Leadership & Success" is a broad one which cannot be covered by any one person or single seminar. In order to fully encompass this wide-ranging theme, the subject is broken down into 4 separate events, Each discussion focuses on a different area and subject matter to provide you with several keys to becoming a leader and being successful in whatever you do.

    Part 2 will feature Rick Brady who will speak on "Becoming Your Own Boss." Tired of taking orders from that certain manager? Think you can run things better? Becoming your own boss is every entrepreneurs dream and Mr. Brady is living it. Learn how you can too!

    Click here to view the flyer for the full speaker list and event schedule.

    For more info or to sign up, please click on the OC YMF event page: https://2014speakerseries.eventbrite.com

    2014-04-22 18:30:00
    2014-04-22 20:30:00
  • From April 24, 2014 6:00 pm to April 24, 2014 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    April's happy hour is bringing us back Downtown! We're going to be taking in the scenes from the Upstairs Rooftop Bar at The Ace Hotel. Come out and join us!

    For more info on the Ace Hotel or the Upstairs Rooftop Bar, check out their website:  http://www.acehotel.com/#losangeles

    Monthly happy hours are held on the 4th Thursday of every month. Check our calendar to see where next month's will be or let us know if you have any suggestions.

    2014-04-24 18:00:00
    2014-04-24 21:00:00
  • From April 25, 2014 6:45 pm to April 25, 2014 8:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Join ASCE MLAB and Los Angeles YMF in teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students about Civil Engineering!  Volunteers will share Civil Engineering career experiences, introduce the engineering design process, and challenge the students to design and build a structure out of coffee straws and marshmallows that will resist a simulated earthquake on a battery-powered shake table.  We expect about 50 students and 50 parents in attendance, so bring your co-workers and friends along to volunteer.  No prior experience is required to volunteer.  

    Please RSVP with Julian Garcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    2014-04-25 18:45:00
    2014-04-25 20:30:00
  • From April 26, 2014 10:00 am to April 26, 2014 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Did you know the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vortex of plastic and debris in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is roughly twice the size of Texas? 

    This Earth Day, help remove plastic from the oceans by joinining ASCE LA YMF for the Heal the Bay Beach Cleanup at Santa Monica Beach! Please bring work or garden gloves if you have those handy! Click here to view the event flyer for more information or check out Heal the Bay’s website at www.healthebay.org.

    2014-04-26 10:00:00
    2014-04-26 12:00:00
  • From April 26, 2014 7:00 pm to April 26, 2014 11:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Our friends at the Engineers Without Borders LA Chapter would like to invite you support their ongoing efforts to create worldwide sustainable projects by attending their 6th Annual Fundraising Gala! The event will include live music, presentations of their current projects, and socializing with local professionals. There will also be a silent auction of artisan crafts obtained from their trips and a raffle at the end of the night for some locally sourced gifts.

    Tickets purchased in advance are $30 to students (with ID) and $45 general admission ($55 at the door). Admission prices include, one raffle ticket, hors d’oeuvres to satisfy your hunger, and an open bar to facilitate socializing (for those 21+).

    Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    2014-04-26 19:00:00
    2014-04-26 23:00:00
  • From April 29, 2014 6:30 pm to April 29, 2014 8:30 pm

    Event Information:

    The 2014 Speaker Series on Leadership And Success brings four prominent, well-respected industry members to discuss their career experiences and what they believe it takes to become a successful leader today. The subject of "Leadership & Success" is a broad one which cannot be covered by any one person or single seminar. In order to fully encompass this wide-ranging theme, the subject is broken down into 4 separate events, Each discussion focuses on a different area and subject matter to provide you with several keys to becoming a leader and being successful in whatever you do.

    Part 3 will feature Kandice Taylor-Sherwood who will speak on "How to Get Focused, Stay Motivated, and Keep Going." Too often it is easy to fall into a stagnant pattern at work or in life. Mrs. Taylor-Sherwood will discuss ways for you to identify key "self-motivators" and leverage them for better results and greater satisfaction, as well as help you develop an action plan to apply these principles into your life.

    Click here to view the flyer for the full speaker list and event schedule.

    For more info or to sign up, please click on the OC YMF event page: https://2014speakerseries.eventbrite.com 

    2014-04-29 18:30:00
    2014-04-29 20:30:00
  • From May 03, 2014 10:00 am to May 03, 2014 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join us for a friendly match of softball against Cal State University Northridge’s ASCE student chapter. The winning team will hoist the team trophy and a year of bragging rights! Dust off your mitts for some game hitting action or come out to enjoy a day in the sun! Everyone is welcomed, so save the date on your calendars! More details about the field location will be provided shortly.  

    Please contact Anish Saraiya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to RSVP or with any questions. GO ASCE!

    2014-05-03 10:00:00
    2014-05-03 12:00:00
  • From May 10, 2014 9:30 am to May 10, 2014 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    With the spring season bring us longer daylight and sunnier skies, join us for a day of friendly soccer games with the Younger Member Groups from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura, San Diego and San Luis Obispo. The winning YMF team will be awarded the possession of the coveted Soccer Champion Trophy and bragging rights! The soccer tournament will be held at Ski Beach Park (Vacation Road, San Diego, 92109). Click on our event flyer for more information.

    Click on the soccer tournament brackets and rules to view the game rules. We need players of ALL skill levels! For more information or to join the LA YMF team for this exciting event, please contact Anish Saraiya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    2014-05-10 09:30:00
    2014-05-10 15:00:00
  • From May 12, 2014 6:30 pm to May 12, 2014 8:30 pm

    Event Information:

    The 2014 Speaker Series on Leadership And Success brings four prominent, well-respected industry members to discuss their career experiences and what they believe it takes to become a successful leader today. The subject of "Leadership & Success" is a broad one which cannot be covered by any one person or single seminar. In order to fully encompass this wide-ranging theme, the subject is broken down into 4 separate events, Each discussion focuses on a different area and subject matter to provide you with several keys to becoming a leader and being successful in whatever you do.

    Part 4 will feature Jackie Patterson who will speak on "Overcoming the Odds." It is no easy feat leaving your home country, learning a new language, and studying engineering. Add starting your own company which is now one of the leading rail firms on this side of the Mississippi to the list, and one could say the odds were not in her favor.

    Click here to view the flyer for the full speaker list and event schedule.

    For more info or to sign up, please click on the OC YMF event page: https://2014speakerseries.eventbrite.com 

    2014-05-12 18:30:00
    2014-05-12 20:30:00
  • From May 16, 2014 11:00 am to May 16, 2014 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    This year, our UCLA ASCE chapter is running our first Seismic Outreach Program. Our mission is to engage middle school students in seismic engineering and encourage them to pursue technical educations. Seismic Outreach is a student-led competition where 6th grade students work together in groups of four to build a high-rise structure out of K'nex pieces. They will create an architectural rendering of their structure and bring the structures to UCLA to be tested on our shake tables. Along with the shake table testing, they will be judged on their structures' aesthetics, engineering principles, and construction plans. We need volunteers to come out to our campus to help out with this aspect of the program. The industry volunteers will judge the students structures and speak to the students about their real world experience in the engineering industry. Many of these students may have had no exposure to engineering; we want to get them excited about seismic engineering and technical careers. With this program, we hope to inspire the students of Los Angeles to become the civil engineers of the future.

    2014-05-16 11:00:00
    2014-05-16 14:00:00
  • From May 17, 2014 8:30 am to May 17, 2014 11:00 am

    Event Information:

    Join us for our 1st Annual Jog-A-Thon to raise funds for ASCE Student Chapters at UCI, CSUF, CSULB and YMF! Joggers of all skill levels are welcome.

    Make a pledge today: "On Saturday, May 17th, I will jog/run/walk/sprint/skip/shuffle/scamper/gallop/crawl/trot/dance my way across the Crean Lutheran High School Track to raise money for both the ASCE OC YMF Group and an ASCE Student Chapter of my choosing. Please assist me in helping to fund the various activities that these groups put on throughout the year ranging from professional development to community service. More details to come!"

    Click here to view the event flyer.

    For more info or to sign up, please click on the OC YMF event page:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-first-annual-jog-a-thon-registration-10784846767?aff=rest

    2014-05-17 08:30:00
    2014-05-17 11:00:00
  • From May 17, 2014 10:00 am to May 17, 2014 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Volunteers are needed to help host the event to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers for 8th-12th grade students. The event is looking for professions in STEM like yourself to host hand-on activities for students to explore STEM careers and to meet STEM professionals working in the sciences. Volunteers will receive training that is appropriate and considerate of the busy workload of today's professionals.Click here to view flyer for additional information. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Liliana Arguello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 626-677-2341

    2014-05-17 10:00:00
    2014-05-17 16:00:00
  • From June 27, 2014 7:00 am to June 27, 2014 1:00 pm

    Event Information:

    You, your co-workers, and your guests are cordially invited to the ASCE Orange County Golf Tournament hosted by the ASCE OC Branch and OC Younger Member Forum (YMF). This year’s tournament will be held Friday June 27th, 2014 at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine. The tournament is an 8:00 AM shotgun start. This half-day event includes a scramble format tournament and a banquet following. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course and meet others in the engineering community.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available, and all sponsors will be recognized in the ASCE OC Branch monthly newsletter and at the banquet following the tournament.

    Click here to view the event flyer.

    For more info about player registration and sponsorship, please click on the OC YMF event page:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/asce-oc-golf-tournament-2014-tickets-10785247967?aff=rest

    2014-06-27 07:00:00
    2014-06-27 13:00:00
  • From July 19, 2014 9:00 am to July 20, 2014 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join us for the Joint YMF camping trip hosted by Santa Barbara / Ventura YMF (SB/V YMF) on July 19‐20 (Sat & Sun, 1 night). Scorpions Anchorage at Santa Cruz Island is a hidden gem of hiking, kayaking, wildlife, and good‐old‐relaxing in an isolated paradise. 2 group campsites are reserved with a maximum capacity of 30 persons, so space is limited! SB/V YMF will also provide Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. 

    The cost for the camping is only $10 payable to SB/V YMF (not including boat fees). All attendees are responsible for their own boat reservation and costs. Boat service is provided by Island Packers out of the Ventura Harbor at  http://www.islandpackers.com/. The cost is $80 round trip (discounts are available for group reservations). Boats usually depart Ventura Harbor at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 12:00 pm on Saturday and can pick us up from the Island at 12:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00 pm on Sunday. There is plenty of parking at the harbor. Some travel restrictions apply (e.g. 3 items that weigh < 45 lb each). Visit their website for more information.

    Click here to view flyer for additional information. Please contact Ben Fischetti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (805) 981‐0706 x126 (office) or (805) 801‐8091 (cell) with any additional questions or to RSVP.  

    2014-07-19 09:00:00
    2014-07-20 16:00:00
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04.24.2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monthly Happy Hour - Downtown LA

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04.25.2014 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
K-12 Outreach: Engineering Night and PTA Family Event

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05.03.2014 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
LA YMF vs. ASCE CSUN Softball Game

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05.07.2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
K-12 Outreach - Girls Today Women Tomorrow - Leadership Mentoring Program - Boyle Heights

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05.10.2014 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
ASCE YMF Southern California Soccer Tournament

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