It 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:
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
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/.
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.
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.
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.
ASCE MLAB is partnering with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and CicLAvia to adopt an intersection during the 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.
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!)
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.