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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laura Rockett (email@example.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.
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.
See attached flyer for more info.
Informal happy hour to follow the tour at Justice Urban Tavern (211 S Los Angeles Street, Little Tokyo).
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.)
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.