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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
Sabrina.Rivera@arcadis.com

Sponsor an ASCE Event!

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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 September 18, 2017 12:00 pm to October 18, 2017 2:00 am

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF would like to congratulate the incoming Board for the 2017-2018 year!

     

    Past-President Sabrina Rivera
    President Ruwanka Purasinghe
    President-Elect Arman Motavvef
    Vice President  Brian Phan
    Secretary Kevin Woods
    Treasurer Linda Luu
    PSBC Ruben Becerra/Amit Joshi/Paul Lee
    SNJF Paul Lee
    E-Week Monica Morales
    Social Kevin Woods/Dana Wall/Nancy Duran
    Community Service  Kaitlin Hannon/Zuleyka Marquez
    K-12 Brian Phan/Zixuan Chen
    Sport Events Michael VanWagoner/Jonathan Ontiveros
    University Outreach Ben Baker/Jonathan Ontiveros
    Membership Margarita Evans/Chloe Gharios
    PERC Dana Robertson/Michael VanWagoner
    Scholarship Nargiss Majrooh/Yesenia Pereyra
    Professional Development Zuleyka Marquez/Yesenia Pereyra/Pranav Gandhi

    Government Affairs

    Zixuan Chen/Marcelino Ascensio

    Mentorship

    Trent Casillas
    2017-09-18 12:00:00
    2017-10-18 02:00:00
  • From October 17, 2017 6:30 pm to October 17, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the October 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:   October 17th, 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: Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                  Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2017-10-17 18:30:00
    2017-10-17 20:00:00
  • From October 27, 2017 5:00 pm to October 27, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for a Halloween get together! This year, we will all be dressed in our favorite costumes and exploring the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. We will be starting at Arts District Brewing Co. where we can grab some food and drinks in and around the establishment and hang out or play games while we wait for everyone to arrive until 7:30pm. From there, we will make our way Angel City Brewery, which we should arrive by 8pm at the latest. After an hour there, we will make our last and final stop at Eighty-Two, the fun and exciting bar and arcade.Who: Anyone interested in joining a fun group who wants to dress up for Halloween and explore the Arts District!


    What: Halloween Pub Crawl!
    Where:Arts District Brewing Co. (828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013)
    When: October 27th, 6pm-11pm

    Contact: Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or 
                  Dana Wall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Social Activities Co-Chair)

                  Nancy Duran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Social Activities Co-Chair)

    2017-10-27 17:00:00
    2017-10-27 20:00:00
  • From November 02, 2017 6:00 pm to November 02, 2017 10:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join ASCE LA YMF at a fast paced, exciting, professional hockey game.  Everyone is welcome.  Not only will it be an extremely fun event, but it will be a great opportunity to network and meet new people.  

    The game starts at 7:30 P.M. The plan is to meet for a happy hour before the game.  Location to be determined.

    For info on obtaining your actual ticket to the game, contact Michael VanWagoner, sports chair (LAYMF).  

    Cost:   $40 dollars per ticket, pay here!

    What:  LA Kings Hockey Game

    When: November 2, 2017 

    Happy Hour 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Game: 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

    Where: Staples Center, 1111 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, 90015.

    For more info on the happy hour, contact: Michael VanWagoner, sports co. chair (LA YMF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-11-02 18:00:00
    2017-11-02 22:00:00
  • From November 04, 2017 1:00 pm to November 04, 2017 3:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for a Historic Downtown tour of Los Angeles with the LA Conservancy! In the Historic Downtown tour we will explore the unique architectural treasures and beloved landmarks of downtown LA such as Central Library, U.S Bank Tower and Bradbury Building. The tour is a great overview of the history and architecture of LA from the 18th century to the present.  

    Come and discover LA's unique character, the founding of the city and the story of its growth.

    What: Historic Downtown. Cost is $10 per person.  

    When: Satuday, November 4th from 1pm to 2:30pm (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

    Who: Contact Yesenia Pereyra (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more or Click to RSVP

    2017-11-04 13:00:00
    2017-11-04 15:30:00
  • From November 16, 2017 5:30 pm to November 16, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us to explore the beautiful City of Glendale on a lovely Fall evening! This event will include delicious appetizers at Tavern on Brand before we branch off for Paint Night at Alegro Restaurant at 6:30pm. Our painting will be a lovely Fall painting as if we’re walking through the beautiful woods on an early morning. We hope you like this painting as much as we do and enjoy the fun experience while sipping on your favorite drink and enjoying the ambiance and fun only ASCE can bring!

    Who: Anyone interested in joining a fun group who wants to get their creative side on and explore Glendale!
    What: Happy Hour and Paint Night!
    Where: Tavern on Brand (208 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA) and Alegro Restaurant (423 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA)
    When: November 16th, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Tavern on Brand) & 6:45pm-9pm (Alegro Restaurant)

    Cost: $25

    Contact: Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or 
                  Dana Wall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Social Activities Co-Chair)
                   Nancy Duran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Social Activities Co-Chair)

    RSVP here!

     

    2017-11-16 17:30:00
    2017-11-16 21:00:00
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