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K-12 Outreach: The Shake Table Challenge

By Steven Taylor and Jenny Mital ASCE's K-12 Outreach committee has visited two Orange County elementary schools so far this spring to get the students excited about about Civil Engineering via a presentation and lego shake table activity.

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ASCE OC YMF Programs - Gerald Desmond Bridge Tour

By Josue Candelario On Friday, March 3rd the OC YMF hosted a technical tour on one of Long Beach’s iconic bridges, the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Gerald Desmond Bridge opened in 1968 connecting Terminal Island and Long Beach. Due to the increase in traffic and safety hazards the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners moved to replace the outdated bridge. The new cable-stayed bridge will have two additional lanes with pedestrian and bicycle access. The project was awarded to a joint venture led by Shimmick Construction, FCC, and Impregilo. Construction began in 2013 and is scheduled to finish in 2018.

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ASCE OC YMF - Line Dancing Event

By Rachelle Habchi Members of the ASCE OC YMF branch all went out together for a group bonding night of line dancing at the In Cahoots in Fullerton. The theme of the night was Got Country Fridays and we all were able to put our cowboy boots to get use! 

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Secretary's Column - The Platinum Rule

By Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT THE PLATINUM RULE "Treat others the way they want to be treated." Although an effective way to get small children to behave, "treat others the way you want to be treated" sets us up to be ineffective communicators in the long run. We know that communication, or the lack thereof, is at the center of all good and bad relationships, whether it be at work or in our personal life. Similarly, we all like to receive information differently and perform best when those needs are met. Therefore, tailoring our message to meet the needs of others will not only help us become effective communicators, but strengthen relationships, improve performance, and minimize conflict. 

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New Members - March/April 2017

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC! We look forward to getting to know you and hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.

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