It 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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
8500 Boelter Hall (Penthouse via NW elevator) UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Directions: Take the NW elevator in Boelter Hall to the 8th floor to reach Boelter Penthouse. Parking is available in nearby structure P9.