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 April 13, 2017 12:00 am to April 30, 2017 12:00 am

    Event Information:

    The ASCE Younger Member Forums of the Los Angeles Section have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2017 ASCE Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana held on Oct 8th - Oct 11th, 2017.

    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 Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

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  • From April 27, 2017 5:30 pm to April 27, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the 1st Symposium on Lifelines and Community Resilience and 3rd Annual Le Val Lund Lecture featuring Mr. Craig Davis, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., as the event speaker discussing "Operationalizing Resilience for Lifeline Systems".  Mr. Davis was the recipient of the 2016 ASCE Le Val Lund Award for Lifeline Risk Reduction and has 30 years of experience in lifeline system resilience and earthquake engineering for the Los Angelese Department of Water and Power (LADWP) as the Water System Resilience Program Manager.
    Click here to view flyer.

    What:   Le Val Lund Lecture and Student Symposium on Lifeline Infrastructure and Community Resilience
    When:  Thursday, April 27, 2017
                1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Symposium on Lifelines and Community Resilience)
                5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Dinner and Le Val Lund Lecture)
    Where: Athenaeum, California Institute of Technology (551 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106)
    Why:    Connect with peers, identify career oppportunities, and learn about latest research
    Cost:    Symposium: Free (RSVP required)
                Dinner and Lecture: $70 ASCE members and Non-members | $10 Students: Registration Full, contact Kaela below for availability info.
    Contact: For Symposium: Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or (213) 367-1741
                  For Le Val Lund Lecture and Dinner: Kaela Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or (213) 740-0040

    Click Here to Register!  (Please RSVP by Friday, April 21, 2017)

    Thank You to our Event Sponsors!
     -Amec Foster Wheeler Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.
     -Black and Vetch Corporation
     -Earth Mechanics, Inc.
     -Gale N. Taylor, in memory of her husband Craig E. Taylor who posthumously received the 2015 Le Val Lund Achievement Award
     -Hushman Associates, Inc.
     -Tetra Tech
      -Furgo USA Land, Inc.

    Click Here to Sponsor Today!

    2017-04-27 17:30:00
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  • From April 30, 2017 11:00 am to April 30, 2017 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    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: Tradition. Congratulate graduating seniors. Free food.
    When: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11 am - 2 pm
    Where: Reseda Park, 18411 Victory Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335
    Who: Students from all the local ASCE chapters are invited. FREE food will be provided!
    Contact: To RSVP or learn more, contact Ben Baker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-04-30 11:00:00
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  • 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
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  • From May 09, 2017 6:30 pm to May 09, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the April 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:   May 9th, 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)
    2017-05-09 18:30:00
    2017-05-09 20:00:00
  • From May 27, 2017 4:15 pm to May 27, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join ASCE LA YMF to watch the LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (current defending World Series Champions) at the Dodgers Stadium. Not only is baseball a fun American pastime, it will be a great opportunity to network and meet new people.  

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

    What:   LA Dodgers Vs. defending word series champs, Chicago Cubs
    Where: Dodgers Stadium (1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
    When:  Saturday, May 27th, 2017, game time starts at 4:15 PM
    Why:    Enjoy watching your LA Dodgers take on the defending World Series Champions, Chicago Cubs with LA YMF, colleagues, friends and family. Tickets are $30.
    Who:   Contact Michael VanWagoner, LA YMF Sports Activities Chair to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (562) 900-7544

    Click here to purchase your tickets today!

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