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Mentorship Kickoff Event

By: Ryan Quach On Wednesday, December 2nd the 2015-2016 ASCE OC Mentorship Program hosted its Kickoff event with a dinner at the Back Bay Conference Center.  Participants consisted of mentors and protégés awaiting the results of their pairing, which were based on speed mentoring events hosted in November. More »

Speed Mentoring Event

By: Gibson Phan ASCE Orange County (OC) Branch and YMF continued with the 2nd year of their successful Mentorship Program by inaugurating the next class of Mentors and Protégés with their first event of the year on November 4th and 5th, 2015.  Due to this year’s large group of participants, the event was split up into a two day event separating individuals by career field. More »

Update on the Irvine Ranch Water District Membrane Bioreactor Project

By: Ankita Vyas, EIT On December 3rd Steve Malloy, Principal Engineer with Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) for over 25 years, gave a presentation to the EWRI Orange County on the Michelson Water Recycling Plant (MWRP) Phase 2 Expansion. More »

Gerald Desmond Bridge Technical Tour

By: Chuck Karunathilake The New Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project tour was held on Friday, October 9th 2015. The tour was made possible by the Design-Builder for the project SFI; a joint venture between Shimmick Construction, FCC & Impregilo. More »

ASCE OC Mentorship Program Closing Banquet 2014-2015

By: Kathleen Higgins On Saturday, September 26th the 2014-2015 ASCE OC Mentorship Program concluded its inaugural year with a banquet luncheon at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Irvine celebrating the fourteen pairs of successful mentor/protégé relationships. More »

Giant Magellan Telescope

By: Walter Quezada On October 22, 2015, our members got treated to a wonderful presentation about the design and construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).  What is special about this telescope besides its enormous size is that it will let astronomers see the light of the very first stars when galaxies were starting to form and our universe was less than 1 billion years old. More »

National Water Research Institute Hosting "Clarke Prize Conference on Water Sustainability"

The National Water Research Institute is hosting the "Clarke Prize Conference on Water Sustainability" on October 30 in Huntington Beach.  Read more for details and registration information! More »

Mentorship Program - Informal Summer Event

By: Carolynn Nepomuceno The ASCE OC Mentorship Program hosted a summer bowling event for participants of the program to meet in a fun, informal environment to share a fun evening of hitting spares, strikes and even a few gutter balls! More »

Call for proposals - Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice:  The theme of Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice. Geotechnical Frontiers is a must-attend event for the geotechnical, civil engineering and geoprofessional communities. The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and papers. The objective of the event is to share new developments in geotechnical engineering technologies. Submit your proposal online here. More »

GeoInstitute Lunch Presentation: Recent Trends in Pile Foundations Auger Cast Piles for Low Noise / Low Vibration

By: Clint Isa, PE The ASCE-Orange County GeoInstitute (GI) hosted its first independent luncheon on August 11, 2015 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) University Club.  The luncheon, which was attended by over 45 people, consisted of a presentation on the findings of extensive testing performed on new deep foundation techniques employed for a $6 billion development in Playa Vista, California.  The presentation was given by Mr. Nick Briffa, PE, who is a Senior Engineer at Group Delta Consultants, Inc., in Torrance, California. More »

Geo-Institute (G-I) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE Joint Congress

The Geo-Institute (G-I) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have come together to create this first-of-its-kind event. By combining the best of both Institutes' annual conferences into one unique conference, you will profit from unmatched networking opportunities with colleagues within and across disciplines. More »

Mentorship Program Mid-Year Check In Event

By Michael Pierce The OC Branch and OC YMFMentorship Program held its Mid-Year Check In event to celebrate successes and network amongst other professionals. The feedback recieved from the program proved that most of the pairs have become friends not only professionally, but on a personal level. More »

Professional Development Takes Off!

By Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E. ASCE (Society) is an organization that excels at making professional development events enjoyable and memorable. We are proud to have created a Professional Development Committee at the Branch level, and are appreciative that our OC YMF has taken the lead in developing professional development programs that members can participate in large numbers and enjoy the experience. More »

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