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President's Message - Welcome to the New Term!

JanePresidentWebIt is with great excitement that I officially welcome you to ASCE LA YMF's 2014-2015 term! I am honored and humbled to serve you as the new YMF President. I will be succeeding George Huang, our very talented and dedicated Past-President, and I will do my best to continue to build upon the outstanding work he has done.

At LA YMF's recent Annual Strategic Planning Retreat, we've laid the foundation for a very exciting and productive year ahead. Moving forward, we plan to build upon five major goals:

  1. Increase ASCE Membership
  2. Promote ASCE and our Profession in the Community
  3. Give Back to the Community
  4. Improve Professional Development Opportunities
  5. Align our Goals with ASCE Branch, Section, and Society

To carry out our goals, we have assembled an amazing Board of Directors full of both fresh and familiar faces, and I feel very privileged to lead such a strong, energetic, and talented group of individuals. I invite all of you to seek out and introduce yourselves to the committee chairs and executive board members at our next event. LA YMF is one of the most well-respected YMF groups in the country because of dedicated young leaders such as them and active members such as yourselves. This is your opportunity to get more involved, give back to the community, build your network, develop your skills, and much more! The Board of Director's commitment to you is to empower the membership to address the interests and needs of the engineering community. So to that end, we need your participation and input!

We look forward to what promises to be a successful year of serving the ASCE community of Los Angeles!

Jane Tran, P.E.
ASCE LA YMF President

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From October 25, 2014 8:00 am to October 25, 2014 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Invent It. Build It. Expo is a hands-on engineering experience for middle school girls with a parallel program for parents and educators.  The event takes place annually at the Society of Women Engineers Conference, and ASCE is helping to recruit volunteers.  They are expecting between 1500-2000 people to attend, so they need all the help they can get!  Volunteers are needed from 8am-12pm and 11am-3pm.  Click here for more information and to RSVP: Invent It. Build It.

    2014-10-25 08:00:00
    2014-10-25 15:00:00
  • From October 29, 2014 6:00 pm to October 29, 2014 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join LA YMF and MLAB for a technical presentation about the Sunset Boulevard trunk line break. On July 29, 2014, a water trunk line broke under Sunset Boulevard in the Westwood area, which caused the loss of 20 million gallons of water, the closure of Sunset Boulevard, and flooding throughout the neighborhood area including the UCLA campus.

    Our guest speaker, Mr. Joe Castruita, LADWP Director of Water Distribution, will present on the details of the Sunset Boulevard trunk line break and discuss the endeavor to repair it safely and promptly.

    Dinner is included as part of the registration.

    Register For the Event

    2014-10-29 18:00:00
    2014-10-29 20:00:00
  • From October 31, 2014 12:00 pm to October 31, 2014 3:00 pm

    Event Information:
    Vine Street Elementary School Halloween Carnival
    On October 31st at 12:00 pm to 3pm
    Location: 955 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90039

    Come join ASCE LA YMF help run Vine Street Elementary's Halloween Carnival! This is a great event where the students dress up in costume and have an afternoon of Halloween fun. There will be a haunted house, costume parade, and more. Help run Halloween activities, sell treats, and supervise the event. 

    Please RSVP with 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. for more information.
    2014-10-31 12:00:00
    2014-10-31 15:00:00
  • From November 01, 2014 4:00 pm to November 01, 2014 7:00 pm

    Event Information:

    The Annual MLAB Officer Installation and Awards Dinner will be hosted to recognize outstanding civil engineers and projects in Los Angeles.  This is also the occasion when student, YMF, and Branch officers will be officially placed into their new positions for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.    

    Please refer to the MLAB website for more information and to register or sponsor!

    2014-11-01 16:00:00
    2014-11-01 19:00:00
  • From November 04, 2014 6:30 pm to November 04, 2014 8:00 pm

    Event Information:


    Boelter Penthouse

    8500 Boelter Hall (Penthouse via NW elevator) UCLA

    Los Angeles, CA 90095


    We are seeking volunteers to help the UCLA ASCE student chapter build their resumes. Volunteers will be asked to review resumes and offer resume advice to the UCLA students. To volunteer, please contact Ben Wong atThis 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..


    Directions: Take the NW elevator in Boelter Hall to the 8th floor to reach Boelter Penthouse. Parking is available in nearby structure P9.

    2014-11-04 18:30:00
    2014-11-04 20:00:00
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Join our Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Committee!

Planning for the 2015 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC) is officially underway! The PSBC is one of our largest annual events bringing together hundreds of local high school student to participate in a full-day competition showcasing the engineering profession.

As a part of the PSBC Committee you will play an integral role in making sure this year's event is another great success! We have a number of sub-committees on which you can participate at various capacities throughout the planning process, including: venue coordination, rule book and judging, registration, sponsorship and fundraising, media and advertising, awards and t-shirts, the impromptu competition, ... or just join us as a general committee member!

The event is tentatively scheduled for late February 2015 and our committee will be planning and meeting as needed until that date.

Please contact one of this year's co-chairs - Linda Luu (lindaluu806@gmail.com) or Laura Rockett (laura.a.rockett@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up to join this amazing team! If you'd like more info on PSBC in general or to see details from past events, visit our event website: http://bridge.mlab-ymf.org.

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LA YMF Calendar


10.29.2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LADWP Water Main Break Presentation


11.01.2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MLAB Installation Dinner


LA Section Dinner


11.04.2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UCLA ASCE Resume Workshop


11.06.2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PSBC Committee Meeting

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Start or Renew Your ASCE Membership Today!

Do you find yourself wondering how can my ASCE membership benefit me? How will my involvement benefit my career? Will my company or organization cover the cost of my membership dues? Click here for 101 Ways to Benefit from ASCE with the 2013-2014 Member Resource Guide to find answers to these frequently asked questions.

If you are not currently an ASCE member and would like to become one, click here to join today. If you are already a member, please continue to support us by renewing your ASCE membership. Being an ASCE member supports the many local ASCE events, activities and technical programs we organize for the professional development and benefit of all members. Please be sure to specify LA Section when renewing or applying for membership.

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