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President's Message - Welcome to the New Term!

JanePresidentWebIt is with great excitement that I officially welcome you to ASCE LA YMF's 2014-2015 term! I am honored and humbled to serve you as the new YMF President. I will be succeeding George Huang, our very talented and dedicated Past-President, and I will do my best to continue to build upon the outstanding work he has done.

At LA YMF's recent Annual Strategic Planning Retreat, we've laid the foundation for a very exciting and productive year ahead. Moving forward, we plan to build upon five major goals:

  1. Increase ASCE Membership
  2. Promote ASCE and our Profession in the Community
  3. Give Back to the Community
  4. Improve Professional Development Opportunities
  5. Align our Goals with ASCE Branch, Section, and Society

To carry out our goals, we have assembled an amazing Board of Directors full of both fresh and familiar faces, and I feel very privileged to lead such a strong, energetic, and talented group of individuals. I invite all of you to seek out and introduce yourselves to the committee chairs and executive board members at our next event. LA YMF is one of the most well-respected YMF groups in the country because of dedicated young leaders such as them 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 what promises to be a successful year of serving the ASCE community of Los Angeles!

Jane Tran, P.E.
ASCE LA YMF President

Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From November 27, 2014 9:30 am to November 27, 2014 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Before digging into your own Thanksgiving dinner, come out and volunteer with LA YMF at the Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Celebration. Not only does this event serve dinner to hundreds of local community members, but it also provides clothing, blankets, hygiene kits, and more to those in need.

    We will be assigned to specific tasks on the day of the event. There is plenty of free parking on site. Look for parking signs, then look for Volunteer Check-In signs near the parking lot. We will meet at the volunteer check-in at 9:30am. Our volunteer shift will begin at 10am and will last 2 hours. We will be outside and most likely on our feet for this shift, so dress accordingly!

    For more information please visit http://www.westsidethanksgiving.org/.
    RSVP with Arman Motavvef (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Kaitlin Hannon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

    2014-11-27 09:30:00
    2014-11-27 12:00:00
  • From December 05, 2014 9:00 am to December 05, 2014 1:00 pm

    Event Information:

    UCLA ASCE will be hosting over 220 students from Paul Revere Charter Middle School, so they need all of the help they can get!  The final event of their Seismic Exploration Outreach Event will be held at the Student Activities Center. The students have been part of a month long program where they build K'NEX structures to learn about structural engineering and earthquakes. The students will take tours of campus, have the structures they built tested on a shake table, and receive scores for their designs and performances given by industry professionals.

    Location:
    Student Activities Center
    220 Westwood Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
     
    Please contact Ben Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.
    2014-12-05 09:00:00
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  • From December 05, 2014 1:00 pm to December 05, 2014 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join LA YMF for the next Focus on Infrastructure Series with a presentation by Bill Doran, Metrolink Director of Engineering and Construction, and other Metrolink employees on Metrolink’s systems, strategic plans and future developments. Metrolink has grown tremendously during their 20 years in service, expanding from three service lines, 11 stations and 2,300 daily boardings to seven service lines, 55 stations and 44,000 daily boardings, all over a 512 route-mile network.

    This two part event will also provide attendees access to Metrolink’s train simulator facility at nearby Union Station. Take the elevator or escalator to the 3rd floor. Sign in at the security desk to access the 12th floor.

    Space is very limited, so please RSVP early if you would like to attend. Please RSVP with Kayvan Mahramzadeh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    2014-12-05 13:00:00
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  • From December 05, 2014 10:00 pm to December 06, 2014 12:00 am

    Event Information:

    Ever wanted to play hockey but can't skate? Do you have an itch to hit a ball with a broom and win? Come join CSULA ASCE Chapter, LA, OC, SB/R YMFs for a friendly broomball competition at the Lakewood Ice Skating Center. Just bring your sneakers and a sweater. No ice skating skills required! Note that this a late night event on a Saturday.

    Click on the event flyer for more information about this exciting event! Spaces are limited, so RSVP today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2014-12-05 22:00:00
    2014-12-06 00:00:00
  • From December 07, 2014 8:30 am to December 07, 2014 3:30 pm

    Event Information:

    ASCE MLAB is partnering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and CicLAvia to adopt an intersection during the December 7th Heart of LA CicLAvia event.  We are looking for a few volunteers to come out and help us support this great event and be an ambassador for the engineering community.

    We are looking for 3-4 volunteers for each shift (2 to work the intersection crossing and 1-2 to work the booth).
     
    All training, materials, and information will be provided by CicLAvia and ASCE prior to the event.
     
    If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know ASAP!! RSVP to: 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.

    Volunteers will be divided into 3 shifts:
    ·        8:30 am to 11:30 am
    ·        11:00 am to 1:30 pm
    ·        1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    What are the volunteer duties?

    • Acting as a point person of information for CicLAvia participants (handing out route maps and other information pertaining to the event)
    • Being eyes and ears on the route ensuring the SAFETY of all CicLAvia participants by enforcing policies and procedures implemented by CicLAvia. Each designated location will have specific volunteer duties:
        • CAR CROSSING POINT: Pre-designated point along the route where cars are able to cross the route. Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Police Officers (LAPD) are assigned to crossing points to assist with car traffic directions and ensure the safety of CicLAvia participants. Volunteers at these points will slow bicycle traffic and ensure that CicLAvia participants are following traffic officer’s directions. Volunteers at car crossing must be at least 18 years of age.
        • PEDESTRIAN CROSSING: Pre-designated points along the route where pedestrians can cross the route safely with the help of volunteers. LADOT and LAPD personnel are not assigned to these locations.
        • DISMOUNT ZONES: Start of pedestrian zone or steep hill along the route where volunteers enforce a mandatory dismount for participants on bicycles. This ensures the safety of pedestrian or slower participants at CicLAvia. LADOT and LAPD personnel are not assigned to these locations.
    • Staffing the Engineering Booth sponsored by ASCE, EWB, and ITE where you will be providing information about the groups and the many opportunities for community involvement (as well as handing out goodies).
    • Providing smiles to all CicLAvia participants!
     
    2014-12-07 08:30:00
    2014-12-07 15:30:00
  • From December 07, 2014 12:30 pm to December 07, 2014 4:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Get in the holiday spirit by joining us at the historic Orpheum Theatre for the LA Consevancy's Annual Holiday Matinee! This year they will be screening the holiday classic, Home Alone. Prior to the show, holiday music will be performed on the Orpheum's Mighty Wurlitzer organ by critically acclaimed theatre organist Tony Wilson! In addition, Umami Broadway and Two Boots Pizza will be offering a special discount when you show your movie ticket.

    We plan to meet at Umami prior to the event at 12:30PM.
    Doors open at 1:15PM.
    Show starts at 2:00PM.

    We have limited discount tickets available so make sure to purchase your before we sell out! Click to purchase tickets here.

    In the event we sell out, additional tickets may be purchased directly from the LA Conservancy website for $15 each: https://www.laconservancy.org/holiday. (Let us know if you buy tickets on your own and want to meet up with our group!)  

    Please contact Laura (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with questions or for more information.

    2014-12-07 12:30:00
    2014-12-07 16:30:00
  • From December 11, 2014 6:00 pm to December 11, 2014 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come out for an evening of networking and fun at our annual holiday event on Thursday December 11th. This year's event will be at The Edison in Downtown LA! We will provide an overview of what's new for LA YMF, upcoming events, and how to get involved. The venue is also conveniently located close to the Metro Red Line Civic Center/Grand Park Station or Gold Line, Little Tokyo Station.

    Appetizers and a drink ticket for one cocktail are included. The price is $20 for members and guests and $15 for students. Dress code is strictly enforced. Click here to view flyer.

    Contact Dana Robertson for more info: 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.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.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    2014-12-11 18:00:00
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