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

  • On December 31, 2016

    Event Information:

    ASCE Los Angeles Section Younger Member Forum is proud to introduce this year's LA Section and YMF scholarships and awards for ASCE Student Chapters and Members. This is your opportunity to fill out the applications to help offset your college tuition!  Please share the Scholarship webpage to your ASCE Student Chapter and encourage your members to apply! All scholarship award winners will be recognized at the Annual LA YMF Student Night and Job Fair event on Februrary 3, 2017.


    Scholarship Webpagehttp://www.mlab-ymf.org/about-us/scholarships

    For additional information, please contact the 2017 Scholarship Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • From January 10, 2017 6:30 pm to January 10, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us to kick off the 2017 year activities at the January 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:   December 13th, 2016 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)
    2017-01-10 18:30:00
    2017-01-10 20:00:00
  • From January 24, 2017 6:30 pm to January 24, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Mr. Yourman, Diaz Yourman & Associates, will discuss the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and their effect on Civil Engineering in Southern California. A portion of the presentation will address geotechnical issues affecting the ports including liquefaction and its effect on the ports.

    Dinner is included.

    Register here: http://mlab-ymf.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=100

    What: ASCE/Port of Los Angeles Technical Presentation
    When: Tuesday, Jan 24th, 2017, 6:30pm-8pm
    Where: Caltrans District 7 Building,100 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Room 1040A
    Why: To learn about the work in the port of Los Angeles.
    Who: Contact Trent to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-01-24 18:30:00
    2017-01-24 20:00:00
  • From January 26, 2017 6:00 pm to January 26, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for a fun time after all the thrill and excitement from WRYMC the week before. We will be having some good food and drinks with some fun music and great socializing.

    What: Monthly Happy Hour
    When: Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2017, 6 PM-9 PM
    Where: Rock & Reilly’s, 615 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Why: Celebrate the end of the first month of 2017 and enjoy some good company.
    Who: Contact Kevin Woods (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more.

    2017-01-26 18:00:00
    2017-01-26 21:00:00
  • From January 27, 2017 11:00 am to January 27, 2017 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    ***This event has been postponed to Friday, January 27th due to weather conditions***

    ASCE LA & OC are invited to a technical tour of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Corridor rail transit project. Currently in construction, the Crenshaw/LAX Corridor was one of 12 transit projects funded by Measure R approved in 2008.  The 8.5-mile line will connect the Expo Line to the Green Line and will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo.  This tour will be hosted by the Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors (Design-Build Contractor) and HNTB (Designer) to discuss overall project progress.  

    Personal protective equipment (orange safety vest, hard hat, safety glasses and steel toed boots) are a requirement for this tour.  There will be some extra PPE available at the tour (not including boots); however, it is recommended to bring your own.

    The tour is limited to 25 attendees.  Online registration is required to secure a spot on this tour.  Parking is very limited, and so please carpool.  Contact Ben Baker, P.E. (ASCE LA YMF) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions. Those who wish to carpool from the LA area, please email Ben Baker.

    About the Project:

    Register Here: Metro Crenshaw LRT Registration Form

    What: Crenshaw/LAX Corridor Technical Tour
    When: Fri, Jan. 27, 2017, 11am-2pm
    Where: Integrated Project Management Office, 9323 Bellanca Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Why: Learn about the design and construction of this project. 
    Who: Contact Ben to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


    2017-01-27 11:00:00
    2017-01-27 14:00:00
  • From February 03, 2017 2:00 pm to February 03, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF’s 18th Annual Student Night and Job Fair (SNJF) will be held on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at the Conga Room at LA Live (800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015). This event gathers over 200 students from the 11 local universities in the ASCE LA Section region (Cal Baptist, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUF, CSULA, CSULB, CSUN, LMU, UCI, UCLA, USC) as well as other universities in the Greater Los Angeles region. This annual event serves to recognize outstanding students from these local 11 universities with scholarships and awards, to provide our engineering students with the opportunity to find employment, and to facilitate interactions among employers, young professionals, and students from the 11 local universities.

    2pm - 5pm: Job Fair
    5pm-6pm: Networking Hour
    6pm-8:30pm: Dinner and awards presentation

    We are still accepting Scholarship Applications: http://www.mlab-ymf.org/about-us/scholarships

    Regular registration ends Jan 20th, Sign up here

    For additional information, please contact the 2017 SNJF Chairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-02-03 14:00:00
    2017-02-03 20:00:00
  • From February 09, 2017 4:00 pm to February 12, 2017 10:00 am

    Event Information:

    Do you enjoy snow, do you enjoy great company; and most of all, do you enjoy SNOWBOARDING AND/OR SKIING!? Don't miss out on ASCE's Annual Mammoth Trip as we team up with other YMF Groups in Southern California at Mammoth Mountain.

    Registration includes a 3-Night stay at Mammoth Estates Rentals! (http://www.mammothestates.com) Cost is $185 per person if paying by check or cash and $190 per person if paying through PayPal.  Attendees must provide their own lift tickets and equipment and transportation, although carpooling will be coordinated. Accommodations are located next to Mammoth Village and gondola to the mountain.

    For more information and to purchase your tickets, please RSVP here. For questions, contact Sabrina Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    2017-02-09 16:00:00
    2017-02-12 10:00:00
  • From March 25, 2017 11:00 am to March 25, 2017 3:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come join all ASCE YMFs from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernadino, and Riverside to watch the Clippers vs. Jazz Game at the Staples Center! Prior to the game we have been invited to take a group picture on the court! Come early and see what the on court views are like!

    In order to get on the floor level we will begin gathering between 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM at the courtyard in front of Staples Center at the Group Experience Table. During this time we will check folks in and hand out tickets. Please plan to arrive within that timeframe as we will begin moving into Staples Center at 11:15 AM. We will be taken in to take the photo at 11:15 AM. Tipoff is at 12:30 PM. The seats are located in Section 301.

    Feel free to bring anyone along as all are invited. Refunds may only be issued up to a week before the game.

    What: ASCE OC, LA, SB/R YMF LA Clippers vs Utah Jazz Game
    Sat, March 25th, 2017, 11am-3pm
    Staples Center, 1111 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Enjoy watching your LA Clippers take on the Utah Jazz with your friends from OC and SB/R YMFs. Also, we will be taking a group picture at center court before the game. Tickets are $33.
    Contact Nestor to learn more or RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2017-03-25 11:00:00
    2017-03-25 15:00:00
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