Thankyou 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
The ASCE Younger Member Forums of the Los Angeles Section have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2016 ASCE Convention in Portland, Oregon held on Sept 28th - Oct 1st, 2016.
The recipient will receive up to $1000 in reimbursement for the cost of registraton, flight and lodging. Attending ASCE's Annual Civil Engineering Convention grants you the opportunity to receive points for your student chapter's annual report, not to mention the chance to rub elbows with the world's best and brightest engineers!
For more information regarding the sponsorship and how to apply, click here. Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Come join us for a joint happy hour with the LA Association of Environmental Engineers.
What: Joint Happy Hour with LA Association of Environmental Professionals
When: Thursday, April 28th. 5:30pm to 8:00 PM
Where: Far Bar, 347 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why: Hang out with your LA YMF friends
Come join us for a private Art Deco tour with the LA Conservancy! The Art Deco tour is an in-depth look at the history, materials, and style of Art Deco architecture popular in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s.
New, modern, and angular, the style was perfect for the machine age, and was used for everything from jewelry to teapots to skyscrapers. Typified by vertical lines, geometric patterns, and references to Gothic, pre-Columbian, and Egyptian art, Art Deco is stunning in its varieties of color and design.
Downtown Los Angeles boasts an extraordinary collection of Art Deco buildings, due to a building boom during the heyday of this architectural style.
It's sure to be a good time and very interesting to all! We will also find somewhere else to eat after if anyone is interested in joining after as well!
What: Art Deco Walking Tour
When: Saturday, April 30th from 10:15 AM to 12:45 PM (with informal lunch after if you would like to attend)
Where: Tour meets in the center of Pershing Square Park, by the central walkway near the mini-groves of orange trees. Pershing Square is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, between Olive and Hill, 5th and 6th Streets at 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Why: Learn about the Art Deco Architecture around Downtown LA!
Come join us for a friendly match of softball against the local ASCE student chapters (CSULA, CSUN, LMU, UCLA, USC) hosted by CSUN ASCE. After the game, a lunch and student mixer will be held to celebrate the end of another successful school year. 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 with YMF and students! Everyone is welcomed!
What: LA YMF vs. ASCE Student Chapters Softball Game (Hosted by CSUN ASCE)
Why: Let's play softball! LA YMF vs. Students. Annual softball trophy at stake.
When: Sun., May 1, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St, Los Angeles, CA 91423
Who: Students from all the local ASCE chapters are invited. FREE food will be provided!
ASCE LA YMF is having yet another K-12 outreach event at Clover Elementary. The students are currently learning about earthquakes and seismic structures. We need engineers to come and help the students build toothpicks and gumdrop towers. The students will even be able to test their structure on a custom shake table! With your help, the students will get to experience the excitement of engineering at an early age and remember this for the rest of their lives! There will be over 100 students at this event so volunteers are needed!
Date of Event: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time of Event: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Clover Elementary
Address: 11020 Clover Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Dust off your boat shoes and mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Spring Cruise & Membership Drive! Join us to dine, drink, and hear more about ASCE LA YMF's upcoming spring and summer events on a 2.5 hour sunset cruise in Long Beach Harbor aboard the Pacific Spirit, a 65-foot Yacht. All are welcome! (must be 21+).
Costs include a variety of Captain's Hors D’oeuvres & unlimited white wine, soft drinks, and coffee. There will also be a cash bar on-board.
FREE for new ASCE members!! (verification required*)
**Registration Closes on Tuesday, May 3rd.**
What: Annual Spring Cruise & Membership Drive
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30-8:30pm**
Where: Shoreline Village, Long Beach
* New Members are defined as dues-paying members registered after January 1, 2016.
** Check-in is at 5:30pm. Yacht departs promptly at 6:00pm.
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.
Calling all young professionals and juniors/seniors! Do you know what the difference is between exempt and non-exempt? Or do you know how the new $15 minimum wage affects you as an employee? Find out! Join us for an engaging presentation on Labor and Employment Law. Be informed of your rights as an employee.
Sorry parking not included, but we’ll make up for it with delicious FREE food and refreshments. The nearest rail station is 7th/Metro, just a short 5 minute walk to the venue.
What: Labor and Employment Law
When: Wednesday May 11th, 2016, 6 PM-7:30 PM
Where: 555 S. Flower Street, Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Why: To know your rights as an employee.
Come join ASCE YMFs for the Second Annual Olympic Competition!!! The Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino-Riverside YMF chapters will compete but only one YMF will take home the YMF Olympics Championship! Individual event winners will also be awarded. The event is FREE and food will be provided (BBQ to follow after the events). Please register in advance to help determine how much food is needed.
What: ASCE YMF Olympics and BBQ
When: Sat, May 14th, 2016, 10:30am-2pm
Where: Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim 92807
Why: Compete for the YMF Olympics championship!
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Orange County YMF Speaker Series.
The 2016 Speaker Series "The Big Picture: Engineering your Career" is a month-long event where four prominent and well-respected members in the civil engineering field give interactive presentations. This year's series builds upon last year's event, "Engineering: Behind the Scenes," by taking a look at valuable, non-technical skills such as communication, teamwork, and growth. Young engineers with a strong grasp of these abilities are often sought after by seasoned professionals because they are capable of making a difference in a company. Join us for these intimate and interactive presentations with industry leaders while they share substantial insight and experiences.
Owning a Business Vs. Being an Officer at a Larger Firm - John Hogan, May 16th: This event will focus on the experience of being an business owner in comparison to an officer at a larger firm.
Technical Vs Management - Jeff Crosier, May 23rd: This event will focus on understanding the differences between a technical & management paths to better aid at career crossroads.
Experiencing the Public & the Private Sector - Tom Petrosino, May 31st: This event will focus on his experience in the Public & the Private sectors in Civil Engineering.
Managing Boomers, Gen Xers & Millennials - Patrick Fuscoe, June 6th: This event will focus on how to work together with baby boomers, generation Xers & millennials despite the generational differences.
For more information and to register, click here.
Join us as Morris, Polich & Purdy’s D. Creighton Sebra and Eric M. Khodadian discuss, examine, and provide ways, methods, and real tools that engineers can use in their every day practice to mitigate risk and legal liability as learned from real life case studies.
Parking is not included but we encourage using public transit. The nearest rail station is 7th/Metro, just a short 5 minute walk to the venue.
What: In Defense of Engineers: Risk Management Tools and Legal Case Studies
When: Tuesday May 24th, 2016, 6 PM-7:30 PM
Where: 555 S. Flower Street, Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Why: To gain valuable tools to mitagate risk as an engineer.
Ever wanted the rush of what it feels like to be on the battlefield? Ever wanted to go head to head with your fellow friends/co-workers on the front lines? Well here is your chance! ASCE OC YMF is hosting a Paintball Event! This event is open to all, so bring your friends and family for a friendly game of paintball at SC Village in Corona. We will be hosting a private group so we will be playing each other on the realistic courses that SC Village has to offer. Never been paintballing? Have your own paintball gun? It doesn't matter, we are open to both beginners and those who have been before.
For more informtation and to RSVP click here.
When: Sat, May 28th, 2016, 9am-5pm
Where: SC Village, 8900 McCarty Rd., Corona, CA 92880
Why: Why not?!
**Sorry, this tour is now sold out. If you wish to be added to a waiting list in case of any cancellations, please email Linda at the email below.**
Join us for a technical tour as aquarium staff discuss water quality measures taken to create a healthy environment for animals to thrive. Cost is $15 for ASCE members, $20 for non-members. Parking costs is $8 with validation (separate). We encourage attendees to carpool or take the Metro Blue Line to the Downtown Long Beach Station (Pine and 1st St.) Registration comes with a FULL DAY admission to the aquarium (it's less than half the normal cost). Hurry! Space is limited! Click here to view event flyer.
What: Aquarium of the Pacific Technical Tour
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10 AM
Where: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Why: Because you're wondering what's in the water for penguins to have happy feet. And sharks are cool.
Join us as we learn about the engineering and construction challenges during the renovation and expansion of LA's iconic Griffith Observatory. Mark Pine will lead the tour and share his experience working on the expansion portion of the $93 million, four year long project. Event costs $5 and includes admission to the 11:45 AM planetarium show. Avoid the crowds and get in before the observatory opens! Optional hike afterwards. Hurry! Space is limited! Click here to view event flyer.
What: Griffith Observatory Renovation and Expansion Technical Tour
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Why: You've lived in Southern California and never been to a planetarium show.
Every year YMF's from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura and more go on an awesome camping adventure together! This year we will be camping at Point Mugu State Park. The weather will be beautiful, so bring your surf boards or floaties and be ready for some smores!
Registration will open soon!
What: ASCE YMF Joint Camping Trip
When: Friday August 19 - Sunday August 21
Where: Point Mugu State Park
Why: Camping? Awesome people? Why not?