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Join our Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Committee!

Planning for the 2015 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC) is officially underway! The PSBC is one of our largest annual events bringing together hundreds of local high school student to participate in a full-day competition showcasing the engineering profession.

As a part of the PSBC Committee you will play an integral role in making sure this year's event is another great success! We have a number of sub-committees on which you can participate at various capacities throughout the planning process, including: venue coordination, rule book and judging, registration, sponsorship and fundraising, media and advertising, awards and t-shirts, the impromptu competition, ... or just join us as a general committee member!

The event is tentatively scheduled for late February 2015 and our committee will be planning and meeting as needed until that date.

Please contact one of this year's co-chairs - Linda Luu (lindaluu806@gmail.com) or Laura Rockett (laura.a.rockett@gmail.com) for more information or to sign up to join this amazing team! If you'd like more info on PSBC in general or to see details from past events, visit our event website: http://bridge.mlab-ymf.org.

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From October 16, 2014 2:30 pm to October 16, 2014 4:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for a tour of the $234M Repair and Reuse Project of Downtown’s iconic Hall of Justice. Built in 1925, the original building served as the former county jail, housing such notable arrestees as “Bugsy” Siegel, Robert Mitchum, and Charles Manson.  The building has been closed since 1994 after suffering damage from the Northridge Earthquake.

    The 335,000 square-foot Hall of Justice will feature seismic upgrades, 308,000 square feet of office space, new interior shear walls and drag beams, and new MEP systems that tie into the building's existing central plant. Additional renovations include adding a museum area and kitchen and removing two floors of former jail cells to create head room for office space. Preserving the historic building's original aesthetic, the project team will pin and clean all exterior granite, restore the loggia and staircases, and refurbish all elevator cabs and entrances. In addition, the project includes a 1,000-space parking structure. The Hall of Justice anticipates earning LEED Gold Certification.

    Due to re-open early next year, the Hall will serve as the home of the LA Sherriff's Department and members of the LA County District Attorney's staff — both former tenants of the building. 

    The tour is free but has limited space so make sure to RSVP by October 1st is you'd like to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    See attached flyer for more info. 

    Informal happy hour to follow the tour at Justice Urban Tavern (211 S Los Angeles Street, Little Tokyo). 

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  • From October 17, 2014 6:30 pm to October 17, 2014 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join us for the 2014 Fall Student Mixer, hosted at the University of California, Los Angeles. The mixer is will allow students meet other student leaders from MLAB universities face-to-face; to share ideas and set goals and accountability for the school year ahead. YMF members will explain ASCE's governing structure, the Younger Member Forum, upcoming events and conferences, best practices, and scholarship opportunities. Food will be provided.

    Take NW elevator. (Closest parking structures: P8, P9, or P2.)

    2014-10-17 18:30:00
    2014-10-17 21:00:00
  • From October 19, 2014 11:30 am to October 19, 2014 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF will be participating in Angel City Brewery's Community Cleanup again on October 19th. This time we will be meeting at a location in Long Beach, CA, which will be announced soon. Angel City Brewery staff will provide all supplies including trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and t-shirts. We will clean the neighborhood for 1.5 to 2 hours, then head back to the local meeting location for food and drinks supplied by Angel City Brewery.

    2014-10-19 11:30:00
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2014-2015 Board of Directors

ASCE LA YMF is proud to officially announce our new 2014-2015 Board of Directors!  Please help us welcome them into their new positions by joining us at the MLAB Awards and Installation Dinner this Fall (details to be announced).  We look forward to a very successful year and thank everyone for your continued commitment and support.

Executive Board

Past-President – George Huang

President – Jane Tran

President Elect – Phillip Davies

Vice President – Sabrina Rivera

Treasurer – Michael Howie

Secretary – Zsolt Horvath


Committee Chairs

PE Review Chair – Ruwanke Purasinghe, Kayvan Mahramzadeh, Tina Tran

Scholarship Coordinator – Jinny Huang, Cindy Huang

Social Events Coordinator – Emi Fuji, James Suk

Sports Events Coordinator – Anish Saraiya

Student Night Job Fair/Awards Banquet – Nazanin Hajaty, Sean Ryan, Nargiss Majrooh

University Outreach Coordinator – Benjamin Baker, Ben Wong

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition – Linda Luu, Laura Rockett

Community Service – Kaitlin Hannon

Historian – Paul Choy

K-12 Outreach – Julian Garcia, Michael Howie, Brian Phan

Membership – Dana Robertson

LA Section YMF Newsletter Editor – Dana Wall

Professional Development Coordinator – Thuy Nguyen

Engineer’s Week Chair – Sabrina Rivera, Xiaomin You

CANstruction Chair – Kaitlin Hannon

Webmaster – (Consultant)


Jane Tran, P.E., President-Elect
George Huang, P.E., President
LA YMF Nomination Committee


2013 Website Award

LA YMF Calendar


10.04.2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PE Review Course: Mock 8-Hour Exam


10.07.2014 - 10.11.2014
2014 ASCE National Conference


10.14.2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LA YMF Board Meeting


10.16.2014 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hall of Justice Repair and Reuse Site Tour


10.17.2014 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
K-12 Outreach: "Los Angeles: Then and Now"

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Start or Renew Your ASCE Membership Today!

Do you find yourself wondering how can my ASCE membership benefit me? How will my involvement benefit my career? Will my company or organization cover the cost of my membership dues? Click here for 101 Ways to Benefit from ASCE with the 2013-2014 Member Resource Guide to find answers to these frequently asked questions.

If you are not currently an ASCE member and would like to become one, click here to join today. If you are already a member, please continue to support us by renewing your ASCE membership. Being an ASCE member supports the many local ASCE events, activities and technical programs we organize for the professional development and benefit of all members. Please be sure to specify LA Section when renewing or applying for membership.

To learn how you can become more involved with your local Younger Member Group, visit our YMF website or contact one of our board members.

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Our Events Calendar is constantly being updated on our webpage. Keep apprised of our exciting upcoming events from your Web-based or Outlook calendars by clicking on the link here to download our event feed into your calendar. Feel free to contact Kayvan Mahramzadeh at kmahramzadeh@hntb.com for more information.

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