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.

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 July 01, 2017 8:00 am to July 31, 2017 11:59 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE LA YMF is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Board. Below is a list of available Board positions and a PDF with descriptions for each position. If you are interested in more than 1 position, feel free to apply for multiple positions, as any chair position can be co-chaired by two people. Nominations will be open until the end of July 2017. Please send your nominations or any questions to our current President-Elect Ruwanka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • President Elect (Executive Board)
    • Vice President (Executive Board)
    • Secretary (Executive Board)
    • Treasurer (Executive Board)
    • Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Chair
    • Student Night Awards Banquet/Job Fair Chair
    • Engineer's Week Chair
    • Community Service Chair
    • K-12 Outreach Chair
    • Social Activities Chair
    • Sport Events Chair
    • University Outreach Chair
    • Membership Chair
    • Social Media Chair/Historian
    • PE Review Course Chair
    • Scholarship Chair
    • Professional Development Chair
    • Government Affairs Chair
    2017-07-01 08:00:00
    2017-07-31 23:59:00
  • From July 23, 2017 8:00 am to July 23, 2017 12:00 pm

    Event Information:
    Join ASCE and the UCI Engineering Alumni Society's president for a joint hike to Switzer Falls via Gabrielino in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. We will start at the trailhead located at Switzer Picnic Area which is located on Switzer Truck Trail just south of Angeles Crest Hwy. There will be plenty of great spots to take a dip in some watering holes and enjoy the waterfall at the end of the trail. We hope to see you there as we go for another exciting hike!

    Who: Anyone interested in hiking whether you're just starting or hike all around and just want to hang out for something not too hard and want a chance to socialize with others.
    Where: Switzer Picnic Area (Switzer Truck Trail, Altadena, CA 91001)
    When: Sunday, July 23rd at 8am
    Contact: Contact Kevin Woods to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    2017-07-23 08:00:00
    2017-07-23 12:00:00
  • From July 27, 2017 6:00 pm to July 27, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:
    We’ve teamed up with the Asian American architects and engineers (AAa/e) this month for happy hour and great networking! We will be networking in the fine establishment of District DTLA right near the 7th/Metro Station for those of you who use transit but cars can easily park at The Bloc parking structure and get validated at the restaurant or Macy’s.
    What: Our monthly happy hour in the fine company of AAa/e.
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6pm-9pm
    Where: District DTLA (711 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90017)
    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!


    2017-07-27 18:00:00
    2017-07-27 21:00:00
  • From July 29, 2017 8:00 am to July 29, 2017 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    What:  The Watershed Restoration Program supports stewardship efforts at all levels of the organization to promote healthy, sustainable watersheds fundamental to ecosystems and people
    When: July 29, 2017 From 8AM- 12PM
    Where:San Gabriel Canyon Environmental Education Center (SEE MAP) Latitude: 34.237154, Longitude: -117.861802
    Why: Our watersheds catch rain and snowfall and channel it into brooks, creeks, springs, streams and, eventually, rivers. This in return is the water we use… so come all help clean our watersheds to facilitate the water’s pathway to aiding California’s drought situation!

    • Students can earn community service hours!

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone @ (626) 443-2297 or for more info click here!


    Drinking water
    Wear work/garden gloves/ sturdy boots closed toe
    Sunscreen and hats are suggested

    2017-07-29 08:00:00
    2017-07-29 12:00:00
  • From August 08, 2017 6:30 pm to August 08, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the August 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:   August 8th, 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)
    2017-08-08 18:30:00
    2017-08-08 20:00:00
  • From August 24, 2017 6:00 pm to August 24, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    August’s Happy Hour will be at Peking Tavern! We will be enjoying their delicious food and drinks during happy hour (and a little after) and then head to Escape Room LA at 7:30pm. We will be doing “The Detective” escape room where we will all investigate and find the clues to unlock the mystery to escape the detective’s office. Can the minds of ASCE LA YMF figure it out? Give yourself a challenge after some food and drink! More information on the escape room at escaperoomla.com.

    What: Our monthly happy hour + ESCAPE Room!
    When: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6pm-9pm
    Where: Peking Tavern (806 S Spring St, Los Angeles 90014) & Escape Room LA (120 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017)
    Contact: Contact Kevin to learn more and RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cost: $30 for Escape Room

    Sign up for the Escape Room here!

    2017-08-24 18:00:00
    2017-08-24 21:00:00
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