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ASCE OC YMF Visits the Ronald McDonald House
By: Gidti Ludesirishoti On Monday September 1st, 2015 members of Orange County Branch Younger Member Forum prepared a meal for families staying at the Orange County Ronald McDonald House through the meal program, ”Feasts from the Heart.” » Read More

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
By: Gibson Phan On October 15, 2015 ASCE OC YMF volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County located in Irvine, CA. » Read More

Orange County Department of Education is seeking volunteers for the Academic Decathlon!
The Orange County Department of Education is seeking volunteers for the Academic Decathlon competition event on January 30, 2016.  Each year they seek to engage educators, business professionals, local university students, and community leaders in interactive volunteer experiences that serve our youth directly. » Read More

Activities and Opportunities Available to ASCE OC Branch Members to Get Involved and Give Back to the Community
By: Greg Henk, PE, DBIA, Ret. Interested in volunteering with our Community Service projects - Safari Park, Corazon and National Forest Service?  'Read more' about how we're helping and how you can get involved. » Read More

Part 4 of a 7-Part Discussion Regarding Volunteering
By: Greg Henk, PE, DBIA, Ret. Part 4 of my 7-Part discussion regarding volunteering.  This series of articles is based on Dennis Martenson’s presentation in Civil Engineering, February 2015 » Read More

Activities and Opportunities Available to ASCE OC Branch Members to Get Involved and Give Back to the Community
By: Greg Henk, PE, DBIA, Ret. Interested in volunteering with our Community Service projects - Safari Park, Corazon and National Forest Service?  'Read more' about how we're helping and how you can get involved. » Read More

Part 3 – Types of Volunteering
By: Greg Henk, PE, DBIA, Ret.  Part 3 - Types of Volunteering: Volunteering can take many forms, within and external to our organizations. ASCE OC offers many opportunities to serve the communitities in which we live and work.  » Read More

Bowling Fundraiser towards Corazon
By: Izzy Loh On a warm Thursday in August, ASCE OC YMF hosted its “Bowling for a Cause” fundraiser at Irvine Lanes. With over 25 attendees, students, professionals, and friends gathered to bowl while having a few drinks and dinner. » Read More

Part 2 of a 7-Part Series on Volunteering
By: Greg Henk, P.E. (Retired) Part 2 of the ASCE OC Branch Secretary's  7-Part discussion regarding volunteering.  This series of articles is based on Dennis Martenson’s presentation in Civil Engineering, February 2015. » Read More

Day of Making at Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing and Engineering
By: Isamar Escobar On Saturday June 13th, ASCE YMF participated in the first ever Day of Making at Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing and Engineering. This was an opportunity for local students to explore the various professions in the area related to the STEM field. The event included demonstrations by the various companies present such as Space X, Northrop Grumman, Metropolitan Water District, Epson and various others. » Read More

Part 1 of a 7-Part Series on Ways to Volunteer
By: Gregory Henk, P.E. I am starting a 7-Part discussion regarding volunteering.  It is based on Dennis Martenson’s presentation in Civil Engineering, February 2015. » Read More

Applying Lessons Learned From OC YMF
By: Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E. The ASCE OC Younger Member Forum (YMF) has been very successful in building a group that has amazing accomplishments and their members have fun being active.  The OC Branch board would like to build upon that successful approach with all of our members. Over the last four years, the OC Branch has been working  with the OC YMF to combine some key committees so that younger and experienced members can work together to grow existing successful programs.  The committees that are shared by OC Branch and OC YMF are the K-12 Outreach, Community Service, and University Outreach committees. » Read More

HomeAid Sorting Day Event - Helping Homeless Families in Orange County
By Penny Lew, P.E., CFM, ASCE OC Past President On Saturday May 16th, volunteers came out to the former LA Times Building in Costa Mesa to help sort thousands of boxes of diapers, wipes and other essentials for babies and their families. ASCE OC is very happy to have participated in the Sorting Day event and we plan to invite our members, their families and friends to help at future HomeAid volunteer events. » Read More

A month in the life of the ASCE OC Branch Secretary
By Gregory Henk, P.E. What do lions, children and water have in common?  Our Branch Secretary!  Find out what's going on with the Community Service endeavours the Branch is involved in. » Read More

ASCE OC YMF - Rancho Dominguez Adobe Museum
On the first spring weekend of the year, OC YMF participated in the restoration of the Rancho Dominguez Adobe Museum. » Read More

How I Spent My First Month as ASCE OC's Board of Directors Secretary
Greg Henk, PE, the Branch's newest Board of Directors member, recaps his first month in the Secretary's position. » Read More

Engineers Helping Communities
After the recent events in Nepal, the first instinct for some people is to jump on a plane and help out where ever needed.  However, this can actually increase the problems in an area affect by a major disaster, because of lack of housing, food, and services.  NPR has an excellent story that summarizes how best to help after a natural disaster. There is a multistage process to help communities.  The first part is for local and international emergency services to assist the injured.  A later phase where engineers can help is to rebuild the infrastructure that was lost, including roads to provide supplies and clean drinking water. » Read More

Call for Judges - 60th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair | April 22nd, 2015
The Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF) will be held at the Orange County Fairgrounds again this year in April.  More volunteers are needed than ever before as OCSEF has associated with the Imaginology Fair.  We are seeking volunteers daily from April 21st-26th (Tuesday-Sunday). » Read More

ASCE OC Community Service Committee Takes on a Project at Safari Park
Looking to get involved in a wild community service project?  Our Community Service Committee is kicking off a Bridge Retrofit project at Safari Park...read about the project here! » Read More

Small Projects, Big Impact: Interest Builds in CE Corps
CE Corps is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that matches engineers and/or engineering teams in the U.S. who would like to do some pro bono work, with underserved communities who do not have the resources to access engineering services in a traditional fee-for-service manner. The CE Corps was formed through a partnership among ASCE, Engineers Without Borders–USA (EWB-USA), and AWWA (American Water Works Association). » Read More

Volunteer at St. John's Episcopal School's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Day
New ASCE OC Board of Directors Secretary, Greg Henk, PE, was an Engineer Volunteer at St. John's Episcopal School's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Day on March 5th.  The elementary school age students prepared for the day with weeks of classroom work where they prepared plans and materials for the day.  There were many projects geared for the appropriate age groups. » Read More

Call for Judges - 60th Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair | April 22nd, 2015
The Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OCSEF) will be held at the Orange County Fairgrounds again this year in April.  More volunteers are needed than ever before as OCSEF has associated with the Imaginology Fair.  We are seeking volunteers daily from April 21st-26th (Tuesday-Sunday). » Read More

HomeAid is Looking for Assistance from Civil Engineers
The ASCE OC Branch is looking for opportunities to partner with HomeAid Orange County (HomeAid OC).  HomeAid OC was founded 25 years ago by leaders in the building industry. There are now 15 HomeAid chapters nationally, and the movement continues to grow and increase in impact. HomeAid exists to end homelessness. Since its inception, HomeAid OC has created 50 shelters serving men, women and children experiencing homelessness. We achieve this through Advocacy, Development, and Service. For more information about HomeAid OC please visit http://www.homeaidoc.org » Read More

ASCE OC Branch Holiday Mixer / Toys for Tots
To close out the year, ASCE OC Branch hosted its inaugural social mixer event at Bistango Restaurant in Irvine on Thursday, December 18th. ASCE Life Members, Younger Members, and everyone in between were present to learn more about what ASCE OC will offer to its membership in 2015. » Read More

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