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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 May 25, 2017 6:00 pm to May 25, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come learn about how California wants to upgrade water infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to improve delivery of water to Southern California. As engineers of the 21st century, how can we design a $15 billion system using large diameter tunnels and pump stations to improve water supply while promoting environmental sustainability?  The project will integrate international resources using technologies and research to expand beyond the current design envelope.

    What: California Water Fix - the engineering behind the Bay Delta Tunnels Project that ensures sustainability and reliability of our future water supply.
    When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00pm-8pm
    Where: Psomas - Los Angeles Office, 555 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, Suite #4300
    Contact: Contact Nancy to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cost: $5, Dinner will be provided!

    RSVP here!

    2017-05-25 18:00:00
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  • 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

    Please contact Michael VanWagoner for ticket availability.

    2017-05-27 16:15:00
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  • From May 31, 2017 6:30 pm to May 31, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting and how it affects water quality and people’s health. The presentation will be given by David Mercier and Terrence Chen, two senior associates from Michael Baker with 31 combined years of experience. Light refreshments will be provided.

    What: APWA  NPDES Permit Tech Presentation
    When: Wednesday, May 31st 6:30pm 
    Where: Mae Boyar Community Building 6701 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90713
    Contact: Trent Casillas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-05-31 18:30:00
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  • From June 01, 2017 6:00 pm to June 04, 2017 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    The Joint LA YMF Camping Trip is always a blast and this year we are raising the bar and going whitewater rafting down the Kern River! Join us for a few days of fun in the great outdoors.

    $20 per person to camp for all four days or $200 per person to camp plus a full day of white water rafting on Saturday. The day of rafting starts from 9am to 3pm and includes lunch. 

    White Water Rafting Info: White Water Voyages (official site and Yelp)
     
    What: Joint LA Section YMF Camping Trip
    When: June 1 - June 4th, 2017
    Where: Camp Three Campground, Sequoia National Forest, Mountain Hwy 99, Kernville, CA 93238
    Why: This is a great chance to hang out with friends in a beautiful location. 
    Contact Sabrina Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about questions or RSVP here!
     
    2017-06-01 18:00:00
    2017-06-04 12:00:00
  • From June 13, 2017 6:30 pm to June 13, 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:   June 13th, 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)
    2017-06-13 18:30:00
    2017-06-13 20:00:00
  • From June 17, 2017 8:00 am to June 17, 2017 11:00 am

    Event Information:

    Join ASCE LA YMF for a hike through LA's famous Griffith Park while learning more about the ongoing Griffith Park South Water Recycling Project currently under construction. The project consists of expanding the Greenbelt Line of the Recycled Water System to Griffith Park, and getting it over the park and to the Roosevelt Golf Course. The project consists of a new Pump Station, million gallon tank, and innovative Horizontal Directional Drilling process to install 3,000 feet of pipeline. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that RSVPs will be required to know about the meeting location within the Park.

    What: Griffith Park Hike + Technical Tour of the Griffith Park South Water Recycling Project

    When: June 17th, 2017 from 8am to 11am

    Where: Griffith Park

    Why: Enjoy a scenic hike with views of Los Angeles while learning about the engineering work ongoing to expand Recycled Water within the Park

    Who: For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ruwanka Purasinghe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that you will need to contact Ruwanka for meeting location within the Park.

    2017-06-17 08:00:00
    2017-06-17 11:00:00
  • From June 22, 2017 6:00 pm to June 22, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join LA YMF for some more drinks and sports with June’s happy hour and sports. We will be grabbing food and drinks at Beer Belly from 6pm-7pm and then heading over to Aroma Driving Range afterwards. This driving range is in the heart of Koreatown and has a cool multi-story set of golf tees that are electronically controlled, so it’s a fun way to look at some interesting engineering, relieve some stress, as well as socialize!

    What: Monthly Happy Hour: Golfing Edition with food and drinks and then driving range fun!
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00pm-8pm
    Where: Beer Belly, 532 S Western Ave, LA, CA 90020 and Aroma Golf Range, 3680 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Contact: Kevin Woods (social activities chair) to learn more and RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-06-22 18:00:00
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  • From June 25, 2017 8:00 am to June 25, 2017 1:00 pm

    Event Information:

    The social activities crew has decided to get a hiking group together along with our friends at the UCI Engineering Alumni Society. We will be hiking together every 4th Sunday of each month in a variety of locations within LA and Orange County.

    What: A nice fairly covered hike about 5mi roundtrip to a cool tiered waterfall which you can even hike up.
    When: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8:00am-1pm
    Where: Escondido Falls in Malibu
    Contact: Contact Kevin to learn more and RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cost: FREE!

    2017-06-25 08:00:00
    2017-06-25 13:00:00
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