It is with great excitement that I welcome you to ASCE LA YMF! I am honored and humbled to serve you as the YMF President and to lead such a strong, energetic, and talented group of individuals. Prior to the beginning of my term, the Board of Directors and I worked together to lay the foundation for a very exciting and productive year. These are five of our major goals for the 2014-2015 FY:
LA YMF is one of the most well-respected YMF groups in the country because of dedicated young leaders 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 serving the ASCE community of Los Angeles!
Jane Tran, P.E.
ASCE LA YMF President
Join us in this month's happy hour at the Little Easy Bar in Downtown LA. Reminiscent of New Orleans in cuisine & decor, this casual eatery specializes in Cajun fare including everything from shrimp n' grits to biscuits n' gravy.
What: ASCE YMF Monthly Happy Hour
When: Thursday, May 28th, 6-8PM
Where: The Little Easy, 216 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Come join LA YMF for an exclusive tour of the North Spring Street Bridge over the Los Angeles River as part of our Focus on Infrastructure series. Mr. Scott Gibson, P.E., the Project Manager for the City of Los Angeles, and Mr. Ben Walnum, the Construction Manager for Griffith Company, will give an overview of the construction scope of work and challenges.
The North Spring Street Bridge is a historic structure built in 1928, and the current project will seismically retrofit and widen the viaduct by 26-feet. This bridge’s design complements the classical motif of the nearby North Broadway and North Main bridges, linking Lincoln Heights to downtown Los Angeles. The viaduct has historic features that were extensively repaired in the 1992 retrofit of its distinctive balusters, electroliers, railings, and arches.
What: North Spring Street Bridge Tour
When: Fri, May 29th, 2015, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: 1760 Baker St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Click here for location map. Free street parking along Baker Street.)
Why: Come join LA YMF for a special construction tour of one of the historic bridges over the Los Angeles River!
For the first time ever, LA YMF is co-hosting the LADF's River Makers Bash with APA, AIA, and ASLA! Come join us in this celebration of the revitalization of the river. Members of our associated professional organizations and all river-curious Angelenos are invited to take part in this event hosted at a unique venue on Mission Street for an evening of outdoor revelry and riverly festivities in a river-adjacent neighborhood that is experiencing an arts-driven renaissance. Don't miss out!
$20 general public / ASCE members receive $5 off with discount code LADF15ASCE
Ticket price includes beverages and music by dublab; food will be available for purchase.
Parking / Transit Information: The venue is a 10-minute walk from the Pico / Aliso Station on the Metro Gold Line. Ample street parking is available.
What: River Makers' Bash
When: Sat, May 30th, 2015, 8pm-12am
Where: 251 South Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Why: Network with other professionals
Join ASCE as we take over Pasadena on bike. With over 3.5 miles of open automobile free road this unique event will definitely be fun. We will meet up at Crepes De Paris on 84 So. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 at 9am and depart at 9:15am.
There will be a watering stop along the way and lunch at Lucky Baldwin’s at the east end of the route. And getting there could not be easier. The metro link gold line Del Mar station is within feet of the bike route. Don’t miss your opportunity to ride down Colorado boulevard like it was new year’s day. Drop Dana Wall an email with your plans.
What: ASCE Ride @ CicLAvia Pasadena
Where: Crepes de Paris, 84 So. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA
Why: Check out Pasadena by bike at his quarterly event for bike advocacy!
LA YMF is joining UCLA at their annual End-of-the-Year Student-Professor BBQ! Come join if you are an ASCE member or student interested in getting to know the UCLA ASCE student chapter board and general members. Please RSVP to be included in the food count estimate.
For the first time ever, ASCE LA YMF is hosting a competition between the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino-Riverside YMF chapters to see which one would take home the YMF Olympic Championship! We're going to be playing field-day games, tracking bronze, silver, and gold medals, BBQ'ing in the summer sun, and enjoying a beautiful day at Elysian Park. Save the date and get ready for some fun! Everyone is invited, including people of all ages! Register your family, friends, and colleagues, or join one of our teams!
Field-day games include:
Egg + spoon race
Water baloon toss
Red Light/Green Light
Obstacle course race with tricycles
Attention all college students!! The ASCE LA Section YMF's are co-sponsoring a student to attend the ASCE Convention in NYC during October of this year! Enter our essay contest on sustainable design for a chance to be awarded up to $1000. For full details, click here to view the conference flyer.
When: Application and Essay Deadline is Monday, June 15, 2015; Convention is October 11-14, 2015
Where: New York Marriott Marquis, New York City (by Times Square) -- 1535 Broadway; New York, NY 10036
Why: Join civil engineering professionals from around the world at this ASCE flagship event. Network with peers and expand your knowledge base.
LA YMF will be serving meals to the homeless and hungry with the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC) on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-8pm. Volunteering for the daily meal service will include serving a freshly prepared meal, loading/unloading of the truck, and a final cleaning of the service site and the kitchen. We will meet at the GWHFC and then head over to the intersection of Sycamore St. and Romaine St. for the outdoor service.
What: Meal Service with Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition
When: Wed., July 15, 2015, 6-8pm
Where: Meet at 1106 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Why: Let's give back to the community!
Every year YMF's from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura and more go on an awesome camping adventure together! This year we will be beach camping at San Onofre State Beach. The weather will be beautiful, so bring your surf boards or floaties and be ready for some smores!
RSVP TODAY to save your spot!
What: ASCE YMF Joint Camping Trip
When: Friday July 17 - Sunday July 19
Where: San Onofre State Beach
Why: Beach camping? Awesome people? Why not?