Michael Pierce, A.M.ASCE

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Outstanding YMF Officer
Nominated Categories
Outstanding YMF Officer
Other Categories
Awards:

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society Lifetime Member

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Candidate Information

Name:
Michael Pierce, A.M.ASCE
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

Naval Surface Warfare Center – Corona
1999 Fourth St, Norco, CA 92880

Supervisor:
Education:

Bachelors of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Experience:

Mike was the past Chair of ASCE OC Mentorship Program. He presented on the inner workings of the ASCE OC Mentorship Program at the 2016 WRYMC Conference in Anchorage, Alaska in an effort to inspire other branches of ASCE to initiate their own mentorship programs across the country. He also supported several other ASCE events, including Speaker Series and Jog-A-Thon, a fundraiser for ASCE student chapters. Mike constantly spreads the word about ASCE OC and has convinced several people to become ASCE board members as well.

Comments:

Developing a new ASCE committee is not an easy task, but Mike overcame the challenge through hard work and collaboration. Mike was a new member when he joined the committee that was tasked with creating the Mentorship Program. He worked closely with the committee to understand the program’s and ASCE’s goals. When Mike became the committee chair, he successfully ran the program and committee on his own. He takes initiative and is one of the most dependable ASCE members.

Contribution to the Profession:

When Mike worked for Mark Thomas & Company, he was the lead design engineer for matters concerning traffic maintenance for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project at the Port of Long Beach.

While at Cal Poly, Pomona, Mike was part of ASCE Concrete Canoe and contributed to the team’s advancement to the national concrete canoe competition; they placed 13th in the nation.
Mike is an active member of ASCE, Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Mike is currently working on several projects for the United States Navy which are designed to aid the war fighter in preparation and training.

Civic:

Mike was involved with the formation of the ASCE OC YMF Mentorship Program. After the program’s first year, he served as the committee chair in 2015-2016. This annual program develops relationships between experienced ASCE members and younger members. It provides younger members with an opportunity to obtain career and professional guidance. As committee chair, Mike planned four formal events and several informal events for the mentor and protege pairs.

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Michael (Mike) Pierce is civil engineer for the United States Navy. His ASCE involvement began while at California Polytechnic University, Pomona where he joined the Concrete Canoe team. Shortly after graduation, Mike became involved with ASCE OC YMF and joined the Mentorship Committee. He led the Mentorship Program, which built 19 mentor and protégé pairs over the course of a year.  Throughout the year, Mike focused on developing a strong foundation that the program could build upon by keeping detailed events records. Mike presented on the Mentorship Program at the 2016 Western Regional Younger Member Council (WRYMC) to provide guidance to other branches that may be interested in forming their own program.

Mike has also held large roles in other key ASCE events, such as the Speaker Series and Jog-a-Thon. He is a committed member that exemplifies the ASCE OC YMF mission, “to provide essential values to develop future leaders and foster the growth of our members to better serve the public and community.”

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