President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Los Angeles Younger Member Forum (LA YMF) web page. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for you 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.

Sabrina Rivera
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.

Multiple Event Sponsor    Single Event Sponsor
City of Angeles Sponsor: $7000
Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Mulholland Sponsor: $4000
Gold Sponsor: $1500
Getty Sponsor: $1750
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 February 18, 2017 12:00 pm to February 25, 2017 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Volunteers needed to help put on another amazing week-long Engineers Week Extravaganza in Los Angeles for 2017! No experience needed!! See schedule below with details and contact information and register for the dates and times you are available. We have a TON of amazing activities planned and will need a lot of help so please help us by sharing with others who may be available to volunteer.

    Learn more about Engineers Week Extravaganza Event

    Click Here to be a E-week Volunteer

    K-12 Events: Volunteers will assist with chaperoning students, setting up facilities, providing tours, leading hands-on engineering activites, and more! Volunteers are provided with free parking, lunch, and event t-shirt.

    - Dream Big Film - Engineering Fair, Saturday 2/18, 10am - 1pm or 1pm - 4pm, California Science Center
    - Elementary School Day, Tuesday 2/21, 8am - 2pm, Los Angeles City Hall
    - Middle School Day, Wednesday 2/22, 8am - 2pm, Los Angeles City Hall
    - Girl's Day, Thursday 2/23, 8am - 2pm, The Los Angeles Zoo
    - High School Day, Friday 2/24, 8am - 2pm, Metropolitan Water District
    - Los Angeles DWP Science Bowl, Saturday 2/25, 8am - 4pm, LA Department of Water and Power
    - Popsicle Stick Bridge Competiton (PSBC), Saturday 2/25, 8am - 5pm, ARTIC (Anaheim). Note there is a separate registration page: Register here for PSBC.

    Professional Development/Networking Events: Volunteers will assist with set up, registration, and clean-up. Volunteers are provided with free parking, appetizers, and event t-shirts

    - Engineering Presentation (Topics TBA) , Tuesday 2/21, 5pm - 9pm, Los Angeles City Hall
    - Women in Engineering Panel, Wednesday 2/22, 5pm - 9pm, Los Angeles City Hall
    - Engineers Week Reception, Thursday 2/23, 5pm - 9pm, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes


    What:    Engineers Week Volunteer Registration
    When:   February 18 - 25, 2017
    Where:  Various Locations, Los Angeles, CA
    Contact: Laura Rockett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Engineers Week Chair)
    RSVP: Click Here to be a E-week Volunteer by February 10, 2017

    2017-02-18 12:00:00
    2017-02-25 12:00:00
  • From February 22, 2017 6:00 pm to February 22, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us during our Engineers Week Extravagnaza Celebrations to hear from a panel of influential women from various disciplines of engineering discuss how they “dream big” and innovate to overcome challenges in their field. Panelists will share stories of impact, lessons learned and meaningful work. Learn, get inspired, and meet the strong community of women engineers making a difference in Los Angeles.

    Light dinner and refreshments will be provided during the reception.

    Space is limited, and tickets will go fast, so make sure that you RSVP early! This event is FREE and open to all! RSVP by 2/18: Click Here to Register

    What:    Women Leading Innovation Panel & Reception
    When:   Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Where:  Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Contact: Joanne Zhang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    RSVP: Click Here to Register by February 18, 2017

    Learn more about other Engineers Week Extravaganza Events

    2017-02-22 18:00:00
    2017-02-22 20:00:00
  • From February 23, 2017 6:00 pm to February 23, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Everyone is invited to join us in the Engineers Week Extravaganza Celebrations and all of the great events being held throughout the week! We'll be celebrating at the beautiful campus of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artesa for a fun (and free!) night of food, drinks, and entertainment. We will also take a few moments to looks back on the week and recognize our sponsors and volunteers. Complimentary light dinner and a cash bar will be available at the event. Don't miss out!

    This event is FREE and open to all! RSVP by 2/20: Click Here to Register

    What:    Engineers Week Reception
    When:   Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Where:  LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Contact: Keith Hala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    RSVP: Click Here to Register by February 20, 2017

    Learn more about other Engineers Week Extravaganza Events

    2017-02-23 18:00:00
    2017-02-23 21:00:00
  • From February 25, 2017 10:30 am to February 25, 2017 4:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Something BIG is coming to Los Angeles! It's the incredible 3D IMAX film Dream Big: Engineering our World. Closing out our Engineers Week celebrations, we'll be hosting a table during a mini Engineering Fair at the California Science Center to help promote the film! There will be FREE activities for kids (and adults) of all ages to participate in! 

    While you're there, be sure to check out the film at a discounted price after!! Use promo code "SCIENCE" to receive $2 off adult tickets and get children's tickets for $1 off! 

    Click here to purchase tickets

    Dream Big 3D will be playing at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30PM so plan accordingly.

    Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

    What:    Dream Big Mini Engineering Fair
    When:   Saturday, February 25, 2017
    Where:  California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
    Contact: Monica Morales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Learn more about other Engineers Week Extravaganza Events

    2017-02-25 10:30:00
    2017-02-25 16:30:00
  • From March 14, 2017 6:30 pm to March 14, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the March LA YMF Board meeting! This is a great opportunity to find out more about our upcoming events, how you can get involved in our fun and active organization and how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional development activities!. All meetings include free dinner. Click here for parking info.

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   March 14th, 2017 6:30-8:00pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Brian Phan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                  Sabrina Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2017-03-14 18:30:00
    2017-03-14 20:00:00
  • From March 16, 2017 6:00 pm to March 16, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Please join ASCE and LABS to learn more about the North Outfall Sewer (NOS) which was built in 1920’s. On July 18th, 2016 , the NOS, an aging 60-inch semi-elliptical sewer, collapsed on Mission Road near the 6th Street bridge demolition site resulting in 2.4 million gallons of sewage to overflow onto the streets and into storm drains tributary to the Los Angeles River.

    What: LASAN: North Outfall Sewer
    When: Thursday March 16, 2017 6 – 8 PM
    Where: Taix French Restaurant 1911 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90026
    Why: Let’s learn about our sewer system!
    Who: Contact Trent Casillas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more

    Click here to register!

    2017-03-16 18:00:00
    2017-03-16 20:00:00
  • From March 25, 2017 11:00 am to March 25, 2017 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join all ASCE YMFs from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernadino, and Riverside to watch the Clippers vs. Jazz Game at the Staples Center! Prior to the game we have been invited to take a group picture on the court! Come early and see what the on court views are like!

    In order to get on the floor level we will begin gathering between 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM at the courtyard in front of Staples Center at the Group Experience Table. During this time we will check folks in and hand out tickets. Please plan to arrive within that timeframe as we will begin moving into Staples Center at 11:15 AM. We will be taken in to take the photo at 11:15 AM. Tipoff is at 12:30 PM. The seats are located in Section 301.

    Feel free to bring anyone along as all are invited. Refunds may only be issued up to a week before the game.

    What: ASCE OC, LA, SB/R YMF LA Clippers vs Utah Jazz Game
    Sat, March 25th, 2017, 11am-3pm
    Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Enjoy watching your LA Clippers take on the Utah Jazz with your friends from OC and SB/R YMFs. Also, we will be taking a group picture at center court before the game. Tickets are $33.
    Contact Nestor to learn more or RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-03-25 11:00:00
    2017-03-25 15:00:00
  • From May 06, 2017 11:30 am to May 06, 2017 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come sail away with us on our Third Annual Spring Cruise and Membership Drive. This year, we will host a brunch cruise out of Shoreline Village in Long Beach on Saturday, May 6th from 11:30am-2pm. Learn more about ASCE LA YMF and our upcoming events while enjoying brunch on the Pacific Spirit Yacht. Registration includes a brunch buffet of eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pastries, salad, fruit, unlimited champagne, OJ, soft drinks and coffee. A cash bar will also  be available. This is a great opportunity to network, enjoy the view, and maybe even win a raffle.

    This event is open to all over the age of 21, so please invite friends, coworkers, and significant others. Cost is $25 for members, $40 for guests, and FREE for new members. New members are defined as dues-paying members registered after January 1, 2017. Join at www.asce.org/join. Verification of new membership is required; please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Business casual or cocktail attire is recommended. Space is limited, so register now! Click here to view flyer.

    What: Annual Spring Cruise & Membership Drive
    When: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Where: Dock 9, Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA
    Why: Learn more about LA YMF and upcoming events while enjoying a day on the water!
    Who: Contact Kaitlin Hannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Click here to RSVP

    2017-05-06 11:30:00
    2017-05-06 14:00:00
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