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President's Message - Welcome to Los Angeles YMF!

Thankyou for visiting the home of LA Younger Member Forum. As you will see from exploring our website, we are a fun and energetic group. Whether your interest lies in K-12 outreach, technical development, community service, sports and social events or anything in between, we have something for everyone 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.

 

Phil Davies, P.E.                                                                                                                                           President - LA Younger Member Forum
Phillip.Davies@hatchmott.com

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From April 20, 2016 12:00 am to June 01, 2016 12:00 am

    Event Information:

    The ASCE Younger Member Forums of the Los Angeles Section have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2016 ASCE Convention in Portland, Oregon held on Sept 28th - Oct 1st, 2016.

    The recipient will receive up to $1000 in reimbursement for the cost of registraton, flight and lodging. Attending ASCE's Annual Civil Engineering Convention grants you the opportunity to receive points for your student chapter's annual report, not to mention the chance to rub elbows with the world's best and brightest engineers!

    For more information regarding the sponsorship and how to apply, click here. Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

    2016-04-20 00:00:00
    2016-06-01 00:00:00
  • From May 16, 2016 6:00 pm to June 06, 2016 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Tickets are now on sale for the annual Orange County YMF Speaker Series.

    The 2016 Speaker Series "The Big Picture: Engineering your Career" is a month-long event where four prominent and well-respected members in the civil engineering field give interactive presentations. This year's series builds upon last year's event, "Engineering: Behind the Scenes," by taking a look at valuable, non-technical skills such as communication, teamwork, and growth. Young engineers with a strong grasp of these abilities are often sought after by seasoned professionals because they are capable of making a difference in a company. Join us for these intimate and interactive presentations with industry leaders while they share substantial insight and experiences.

    Owning a Business Vs. Being an Officer at a Larger Firm - John Hogan, May 16th: This event will focus on the experience of being an business owner in comparison to an officer at a larger firm.

    Technical Vs Management - Jeff Crosier, May 23rd:  This event will focus on understanding the differences between a technical & management paths to better aid at career crossroads. 

    Experiencing the Public & the Private Sector - Tom Petrosino, May 31st:  This event will focus on his experience in the Public & the Private sectors in Civil Engineering. 

    Managing Boomers, Gen Xers & Millennials - Patrick Fuscoe, June 6th: This event will focus on how to work together with baby boomers, generation Xers & millennials despite the generational differences. 

    For more information and to register, click here.

    Our next K-12 outreach event is right around the corner! Join ASCE LA YMF at Janson Elementary for a quick lesson on engineering. It will be very exciting as this is the first time our engineers we will be working with Kindergartners.  We need volunteers to help students build and design their own little city.  With your help, the students will get to experience the excitement of engineering at an early age and remember this for the rest of their lives! There will be over 40 young engineers so volunteers are needed! 
     
    To R.S.V.P. please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
    Additional info
     
    Date of Event: Friday, April 29, 2016 
     
    Time of Event: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
     
    Venue: Jansen Elementary 
     
    Address: 8628 Marshall St, Rosemead, CA 91770
     
    Contact info: Brian Phan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (626) 382 6679
    2016-05-16 18:00:00
    2016-06-06 21:00:00
  • From May 24, 2016 6:00 pm to May 24, 2016 7:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Morris, Polich & Purdy’s D. Creighton Sebra and Eric M. Khodadian will discuss, examine, and provide ways, methods, and REAL TOOLS that engineers can use in their every day practice to mitigate risk and legal liability as learned from real life case studies. Learn how you can protect yourself and your company from getting pulled into lawsuits! This is geared towards engineers and designers of all experience levels (students included).

    Parking is not included but we encourage using public transit. The nearest rail station is 7th/Metro, just a short 5 minute walk to the venue.

    What: In Defense of Engineers: Risk Management Tools and Legal Case Studies
    When: Tuesday May 24th, 2016, 6 PM-7:30 PM
    Where: 555 S. Flower Street, Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Why: Learn about practical things you can do to avoid lawsuits, protect your license, and reduce your legal liabilities as an engineer.
    Who: Contact Linda Luu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more or RSVP at ascelaymf-risk.eventbrite.com

    2016-05-24 18:00:00
    2016-05-24 19:30:00
  • From May 26, 2016 5:30 pm to May 26, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join ASCE LA YMF at Happy Hour this week, Thursday May 26th at the historic Boardner's Bar in Hollywood! A short walk from the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line stop, this stop has everything you could ever ask for: food, drinks, your favorite civil engineers, art deco architecture (so those of you who went to the LA Conservancy walking tour a few weeks ago can wow the rest with their advanced art deco knowledge), AND live music if you stick around long enough. See you at 5:30pm this Thursday!

    What: Happy Hour!
    When: Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm 
    Where: Boardner's Bar, 2652 N Cherokee Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Who: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

    2016-05-26 17:30:00
    2016-05-26 20:00:00
  • On May 27, 2016

    Event Information:

    The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch will be accepting 2016 Award Nominations through May 27th, 2016.

    Each year, the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch presents Project and Individual Awards at the MLAB Annual Awards Dinner. These awards are selected from nominations made by the Younger Member Forum, Life Member Forum, Technical Groups, Committees, and individual members. All award winners, projects and individuals, will be forwarded to the LA Section for consideration of an LA Section Award to be presented at the LA Section 2016 Awards Event.

    The award nominations will be evaluated by the MLAB Awards Committee and award winners will be notified.

    To submit an an awards submission go to the awards nomination form here.

    For additional information, please contact the 2016 MLAB Awards Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    2016-05-27 00:00:00
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  • From May 28, 2016 9:00 am to May 28, 2016 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Ever wanted the rush of what it feels like to be on the battlefield?  Ever wanted to go head to head with your fellow friends/co-workers on the front lines?  Well here is your chance!  ASCE OC YMF is hosting a Paintball Event! This event is open to all, so bring your friends and family for a friendly game of paintball at SC Village in Corona.  We will be hosting a private group so we will be playing each other on the realistic courses that SC Village has to offer. Never been paintballing?  Have your own paintball gun?  It doesn't matter, we are open to both beginners and those who have been before.

    For more informtation and to RSVP click here.

     

    What: Paintballing!
    When: Sat, May 28th, 2016, 9am-5pm
    Where: SC Village, 8900 McCarty Rd., Corona, CA 92880
    Why: Why not?!
    Who: contact Ryan Hankes to learn more at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Our next K-12 outreach event is right around the corner! Join ASCE LA YMF at Janson Elementary for a quick lesson on engineering. It will be very exciting as this is the first time our engineers we will be working with Kindergartners.  We need volunteers to help students build and design their own little city.  With your help, the students will get to experience the excitement of engineering at an early age and remember this for the rest of their lives! There will be over 40 young engineers so volunteers are needed! 
     
    To R.S.V.P. please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
    Additional info
     
    Date of Event: Friday, April 29, 2016 
     
    Time of Event: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
     
    Venue: Jansen Elementary 
     
    Address: 8628 Marshall St, Rosemead, CA 91770
     
    Contact info: Brian Phan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (626) 382 6679
    2016-05-28 09:00:00
    2016-05-28 17:00:00
  • From June 04, 2016 8:30 am to June 04, 2016 10:00 am

    Event Information:

    **Sorry, this tour is now sold out. If you wish to be added to a waiting list in case of any cancellations, please email Linda at the email below.**

    Join us for a technical tour as aquarium staff discuss water quality measures taken to create a healthy environment for animals to thrive. Cost is $15 for ASCE members, $20 for non-members. Parking costs is $8 with validation (separate). We encourage attendees to carpool or take the Metro Blue Line to the Downtown Long Beach Station (Pine and 1st St.) Registration comes with a FULL DAY admission to the aquarium (it's less than half the normal cost). Hurry! Space is limited! Click here to view event flyer

    What: Aquarium of the Pacific Technical Tour
    When: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:30 AM - 10 AM
    Where: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
    Why: Because you're wondering what's in the water for penguins to have happy feet. And sharks are cool.
    Who: Contact Linda Luu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more.

     

    2016-06-04 08:30:00
    2016-06-04 10:00:00
  • From June 08, 2016 6:00 pm to June 08, 2016 7:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Want to know what recent changes have been made to the PE Licencing procedure and renewals? Did you know that as a result of SB1085 you will be required to take a madatory test on law every 2 years when you renew your licence?

    Ric Moore, Executive Officer of the Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists will be travelling down from Sacramento to discuss the upcoming changes to the PE licensure process, including the effects that SB1085 will have on licence renewal.

    Join us for this much anticpated presentation where you will be given the chance to ask any questions you may have about the PE process. This presentation is ideal for students, new graduates and professionals.

    Click here to register. Registration costs $5 and includes dinner, be sure to sign up early to avoid disappointment as space is limited!

    What: Presentation by the Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (BPELSG)
    When: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 6 PM-7:30 PM
    Where: Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, 100 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
    Why: To find out the changes to the PE Licensure.
    Who: Contact Linda Luu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more.

    2016-06-08 18:00:00
    2016-06-08 19:30:00
  • From June 14, 2016 6:30 pm to June 14, 2016 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF invites everyone to attend our next monthly Board Meeting to learn more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved in our fun and active organization. All meetings include free dinner.  This is a great opportunity for you to find out how you can help with our outreach, networking, and professional activities for the summer season!  Click here for parking info

    What:    Monthly ASCE LA YMF Board Meeting
    When:   2nd Tuesdays of every month 6:30-8pm
    Where:  LA City Dept of Public Works, 7th floor Conference Room #7063 (1149 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    Contact: Arman Motavvef at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary) or
                Phil Davies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (President)
    2016-06-14 18:30:00
    2016-06-14 20:00:00
  • From June 25, 2016 9:30 am to June 25, 2016 12:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us as we learn about the engineering and construction challenges during the renovation and expansion of LA's iconic Griffith Observatory. Mark Pine will lead the tour and share his experience working on the expansion portion of the $93 million, four year long project. Event costs $5 and includes admission to the 11:45 AM planetarium show. Avoid the crowds and get in before the observatory opens! Optional hike afterwards. Hurry! Space is limited! Click here to view event flyer.

    What: Griffith Observatory Renovation and Expansion Technical Tour
    When: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Why: You've lived in Southern California and never been to a planetarium show.
    Who: Contact Linda Luu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more.

    Click here to register!

    2016-06-25 09:30:00
    2016-06-25 12:30:00
  • From August 19, 2016 12:00 pm to August 21, 2016 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Every year YMF's from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Southern San Joaquin go on an awesome camping adventure together! This year we will be camping at Point Mugu State Park which is right on the beach. The weather will be beautiful, so bring your surf boards or floaties and be ready for some smores! Cost of registration is $40 per person which includes 2 nights of camping and all meals! Space is limited so sign up early to avoid disapointment.

    Click here to register.

    What: ASCE YMF Joint Camping Trip
    When: Friday August 19 - Sunday August 21
    Where: Point Mugu State Park
    Why: Camping? Awesome people? Why not?
    Who: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

    2016-08-19 12:00:00
    2016-08-21 12:00:00
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