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.

Platinum Sponsor: $2500
Gold Sponsor: $1500
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 October 28, 2016 5:00 pm to October 28, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join ASCE after taking your PE Exam this October for a fun Happy Hour to celebrate and learn more about the various Younger Member Forums within the LA Section. Event will begin right after the exam at Innovation Brew Works. During the Lunch Break of the Exam, we will also be hosting a booth so please stop by.



    Membership Booth

    Where: Pomona Fairplex
    Time: 6am til Exam & 12pm-1pm

    Post PE Exam Social Event
    Where: Innovation Brew Works (3650 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768)
    Time: 5pm-8pm

    For more info, please contact Ibrahim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    2016-10-28 17:00:00
    2016-10-28 20:00:00
  • From October 29, 2016 8:00 pm to October 29, 2016 11:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Event Information:

    Join us for a frighteningly fun night in the LA’s Arts District and celebrate being done with the PE 8-hour exam. We encourage you to dress up in your favorite costume to celebrate Halloween while we enjoy the fun games within the Art’s District Brewing Co. until 10pm. From there, we will check out some other sites in the Art’s District like Angel City Brewery, Eight-two, and many more (if it’s not too busy). Keep posted on social media if you arrive after 10pm.

    What:    ASCE LA YMF Halloween Arts District Pub Crawl

    When:   October 29th, 2016 8:00pm-11:30pm

    Where:  Arts District Brewing Company (828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013)

    Contact: RSVP with Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Social Activities Chair)

    2016-10-29 20:00:00
    2016-10-29 23:30:00
  • From November 04, 2016 11:30 am to November 04, 2016 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE invites you to join us for a unique tour and presentation of Metro’s Los Angeles Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project.  This 1.9-mile light rail subway corridor through Downtown Los Angeles will connect the Blue and Expo Lines to the current Gold Line and Union Station.  The behind-the-scenes design presentation and construction tour will consist of an overview of the project and a tour of the 1st/Central Station construction site and the tunnel boring machine (TBM).  Please make sure to bring the approved PPE or you will not be able to continue with the tour (steel-toed boots, safety glasses, vest, hard hat, and gloves). Space is limited to 25 attendees, so reserve your spot today by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asce-joint-ymf-regional-connector-transit-corridor-project-tour-tickets-28477481915.

    What: The Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) Technical Presentation
    When: November 4th, 2016, 11:30am-2pm
    Where: 416 E Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Cost: $10 per person
    Contact: Cody Dodge (213) 407-4339

    2016-11-04 11:30:00
    2016-11-04 14:00:00
  • From November 15, 2016 7:00 pm to November 15, 2016 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Engineers solve problems, but are they any good at trivia? Join us on Tuesday, November 15th for a King Trivia Cares event at Angel City Brewery to benefit our very own Engineers Week Extravaganza being held in February, 2017!! Since this event is on a Tuesday, that also means tacos! Downtown Tacos will be onsite with food for purchase. All are welcome so please invite your friends and colleagues to help us pack the place and make some money to help us inspire future generations of problem solving engineers!
    Cost $10/person to play
    CASH PRIZE to the winning team!

    See attached flyer for more information.
    More information on King Trivia here: http://www.kingtrivia.com
    More information on Engineers Week here: mlab-ymf.org/events/engineers-week

    What: Trivia Night Fundraiser
    When: November 15th, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Where: Angel City Brewery (216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
    Contact: RSVP with Laura Rockett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Engineers Week Chair)
    More info: Attached Flyer

    2016-11-15 19:00:00
    2016-11-15 21:00:00
  • From November 19, 2016 8:00 am to November 19, 2016 6:00 pm

    Event Information:


    SAVE THE DATE! We're taking a little new member drive on down to Temecula for some wine tasting! Join us on Saturday November, 19th for a lovely day exploring some of the Temecula Wine Country. A light mimosa breakfast will be served on the ride down. Our first stop will be at Cougar Vineyard and Winery where we will have a tasting and lunch courtesy of Sangio's Deli. Second on the list is enchanting Briar Rose Winery. Last stop, but not least is the Falkner Winery where we will enjoy wine tasting (and you'll get to keep your glass!). We hope you'll join us for another fabulous, and finally cooler, day of wine tasting and networking with some fellow engineers. 

    Costs will include transportation, a light breakfast, lunch, and wine tasting at 3 vineyards.

    What:    Annual Wine Tasting Trip

    When:   November 19th, 2016 8:00am - 6:00pm

    Where:  Union Station, Downtown LA

    Contact: RSVP with Kaitlin Hannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Membership Chair)

    2016-11-19 08:00:00
    2016-11-19 18:00:00
  • From January 13, 2017 12:00 am to January 14, 2017 11:00 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF is proud to be the host city of the 2017 ASCE Regions 8 & 9 Leadership Conference. The event includes the Western Regional Younger Member Conference (WRYMC), the Workshop for Section and Branch Leaders (WSBL), and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL).  For Younger Members, the WRYMC conference provides members in the Western Regions of ASCE an unrivaled opportunity to actively engage with ASCE leadership, gain professional development training, and foster knowledge-sharing among the YMGs across 10 states.  We have spectacular speakers, tours, and events lined up for conference attendees, so please save the dates and stay tuned!  Conference registration is now open. Visit our WRYMC website for the most updated conference activities and registration info at http://www.wrymc2017.com

    What: WRYMC 2017 LA
    When: January 13-14th, 2017, (or Jan 12-15th with pre & post-conference activities)
    Where: The LA Hotel Downtown, 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Who: ASCE members, industry professionals and engineering students

    The event would not be possible with the fundraising efforts of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our corporate sponsors. Consider sponsoring one or more of our major events today! Click here to view our event sponsorship packages.

    For more information, contact our WRYMC Co-Chairs: Jane Horvath (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or George Huang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    2017-01-13 00:00:00
    2017-01-14 23:00:00
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