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

  • From March 28, 2017 10:00 am to March 28, 2017 12:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come learn and watch as the last of the StormTrap prefabricated modules gets installed at Bolivar Park, currently an active construction site. The Storm Water Capture Project will divert water from a nearby flood control channel, clean, and store water in an underground reservoir, which allows Bolivar Park to transition away from using potable water for irrigation! How's that for water conservation? Fun fact: Lakewood is the first city in California to be awarded full state funding for this type of project.

    What: Bolivar Park Storm Water Capture Technical Tour
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10am-12pm
    Where: Bolivar Park, 3300 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712
    Contact: Contact Trent to learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cost: This event is FREE! Please provide your own PPE (Hardhat, vest, and closed toe boots/heavy shoes will be required). RSVP by Thursday, 3/23/17.

    Registration has now closed!
    2017-03-28 10:00:00
    2017-03-28 12:00:00
  • From March 30, 2017 8:00 am to March 30, 2017 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    An in-person Envision training workshop will be offered before the CA Infrastructure Symposium.

    What: Envision Certification Training Workshop
    When: Thursday March 30th
    Where: USC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 3620 S Vermont Ave. Los Angeles CA
    Why: An in-person training workshop!
    Who: Contact Anne Ettley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more or RSVP here

    2017-03-30 08:00:00
    2017-03-30 17:00:00
  • From March 31, 2017 7:30 am to March 31, 2017 4:30 pm

    Event Information:

    The 2017 California Infrastructure Symposium and Awards Dinner event is a partnership between the ASCE Los Angeles Section, Section Institutes, and ASCE Region 9. The Symposium will be an all-day event that is typically attended by engineers, educators, elected officials, professionals and the general public, and will highlight the need for infrastructure throughout the State and nationally. The Symposium will be immediately followed by a networking reception and the IMAX viewing of "Dream Big - Engineering our World".  Following the IMAX presentation, we will host the Annual Awards Banquet, where outstanding projects and individuals in Region 9 will be recognized. To register for the Region 9 Awards dinner go to www.cais17.org.


    2017-03-31 07:30:00
    2017-03-31 16:30:00
  • From April 01, 2017 10:00 am to April 01, 2017 2:45 pm

    Event Information:

    The annual soccer tournament between all of the LA Section YMF groups is THIS Saturday. Join us to help win back the trophy! After the games we'll have a group lunch and celebrate victory. 

    What: Joint YMF Soccer Tournament 
    When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10am-2.45pm
    Where: Cabrillo Park: 800 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara CA 93103

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for carpool information!
    Cost: This event is FREE! Bring white and black shirts for team. 

    2017-04-01 10:00:00
    2017-04-01 14:45:00
  • From April 01, 2017 12:30 pm to April 01, 2017 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    A YMF will be heading back to help the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity build the Desiderio Community Homes. The project includes building nine individual two-story homes with detached garages on one lot in Pasadena, and this will be our second time helping at this site. We will spend our afternoon on the construction site helping out with whatever tasks come our way. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot with Maria at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    What: Habitat for Humanity - The Desiderio Community
    When: Saturday, April 1st, 2017   12:30pm - 4pm
    Where: 605 - 695 Westminster Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105
    Who: RSVP with Maria Kozak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Community Service Co-Chair)
    2017-04-01 12:30:00
    2017-04-01 16:00:00
  • From April 08, 2017 5:00 pm to April 08, 2017 9:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join ASCE Los Angeles Section YMFs and UCI EAS for an Alumni Happy Hour after the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC).

    PSWC will be held at University of California, Irvine (UCI) from April 6 to April 8, 2017. Alumni from all PSWC schools are welcome to attend a happy hour after the last day of conference. The happy hour will be held at the UCI campus pub. This is a great place to meet up with old and new friends from all the PSWC schools.

    ASCE LA Section YMFs will sponsor the event and provide light appetizers.

    What:    PSWC Alumni Happy Hour
    When:   April 8th, 2017 5:00-9:00pm
    Where:  Anthill Pub (215 Pereira Dr, Irvine, CA 92697)
    Contact: Kevin Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Social Activities Chair) 

    RSVP here!

    2017-04-08 17:00:00
    2017-04-08 21:00:00
  • From April 11, 2017 6:30 pm to April 11, 2017 8:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us at the April 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:   April 11th, 2017 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)
    2017-04-11 18:30:00
    2017-04-11 20:00:00
  • From May 06, 2017 11:30 am to May 06, 2017 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Come sail away with us on our Third Annual Spring Cruise and Membership Drive. This year, we will host a brunch cruise out of Shoreline Village in Long Beach on Saturday, May 6th from 11:30am-2pm. Learn more about ASCE LA YMF and our upcoming events while enjoying brunch on the Pacific Spirit Yacht. Registration includes a brunch buffet of eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pastries, salad, fruit, unlimited champagne, OJ, soft drinks and coffee. A cash bar will also  be available. This is a great opportunity to network, enjoy the view, and maybe even win a raffle.

    This event is open to all over the age of 21, so please invite friends, coworkers, and significant others. Cost is $25 for members, $40 for guests, and FREE for new members. New members are defined as dues-paying members registered after January 1, 2017. Join at www.asce.org/join. Verification of new membership is required; please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Business casual or cocktail attire is recommended. Space is limited, so register now! Click here to view flyer.

    What: Annual Spring Cruise & Membership Drive
    When: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Where: Dock 9, Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA
    Why: Learn more about LA YMF and upcoming events while enjoying a day on the water!
    Who: Contact Kaitlin Hannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Click here to RSVP

    2017-05-06 11:30:00
    2017-05-06 14:00:00
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