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 for an amazing evening tour of the Modern Skyline of Los Angeles guided by our friends at the Los Angeles Conservancy. This 2 hour walking tour will take you around downtown LA to explore the architecture and history of the modern buildings that make up the LA skyline. We will also see some of the numerous public art pieces and plazas around the city. The tour concludes at the Bona Vista Lounge in the Bonaventure Hotel with a spectacular revolving view of Downtown. Capacity is limited, so register before we sell out!
The LA Conservancy hosts a number of tours and events throughout the year. Check out other pages on their website to find out more!
What: Modern by Moonlight Walking Tour
When: Thurs, Aug 6th, 2015, 7pm-9pm
Where: Downtown Los Angeles
Why: Explore the modern architecture of the LA skyline
ASCE Los Angeles Section
Sustainability Symposium - Friday, August 7, 2015 at the USC Forum
10:00 am - 10:30 am | Registration
10:30 am - 11:15 am | Networking
11:15 am - 12:00 pm | Presentation
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Buffet Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | Presentation
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm | USC Sustainability Walking Tour
Dr. Kevin R. Anderson, Ph.D, P.E., Cal Poly Pomona
Solar Thermal Alternative Renewable Energy Lab
Courtney Crosson, Living Building Challenge Collaborative
Living Building Challenge (LBC)
Neha Yadav, P.E. and Nadine MacKenzie, Mechanical Engineer, Leed AP
LBC Case Studies: Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab and Santa Monica City Hall
Cost: $18 Members, $20 Non-Members, $6 Students
For additional information, please contact Fred Gonzalez at 626-476-2688.
Grab your bikes and come join LA YMF as Culver City and Venice become the coolest spots of the summer when CicLAvia returns to the Westside for the first time since 2013. CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice Presented by Metro will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9.
LA YMF will be meeting right by the beginning of the route on the south side of the Culver City Station parking lot along Washington Boulevard (just a couple of hundred feet west of National Boulevard. We will begin our ride at 10 am.
What: Ciclavia - Culver City meets Venice
When: Sun, Aug. 9th, 2015 at 10 am.
Where: Culver City Metro Station
Why: To promote active transportation and have a grand old time.
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 this 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!
Join ASCE MLAB/YMF for our City Hall Drive-In to advocate for infrastructure policy and become a champion for our civil engineering profession at City Hall. We as civil engineers are constantly presented with the challenges of improving our region’s infrastructure, and we must be involved in the policy making process at all levels of government. For this reason, we encourage you to participate in this year’s Drive-In. We will be meeting with our councilmembers to discuss the following issues: Measure R2, the Mayor’s Sustainable City “pLAn”, and Public-Private Partnerships. We hope that you are interested in participating in this important event!
What: ASCE MLAB/YMF City Hall Drive-In
When: Fri, Aug. 14th, 2015, 8am-5pm
Where: City Hall, North Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why: Advocate and be voice for infrastructure funding and policy!
LA YMF will be heading back to Glendale to help San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity build the Chestnut Homes. The project includes building three individual three-story homes on one lot in Glendale. We will spend our morning on the construction site helping out with whatever tasks come our way. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot with Kaitlin ASAP!
What: Habitat for Humanity - Chestnut Homes Build
When: Sat, October 24, 2015, 8:00am-12pm
Where: 806 E Chestnut St, Glendale, CA 91205
Why: H4H relies on volunteers in order to complete their projects!