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Biking Event

By Charlotte Wu, P.E., ENV SP Saturday November 4th was the perfect day for bike riding. This was the second joint bike ride of the year, hosted by ASCE Sustainability Committee and the Transportation & Development Institute of Orange County Chapter. More »

Halloween Bar Crawl 2017

By Nestor Godinez, P.E. The ASCE Orange County Younger Member Forum hosts General Meetings every month as a casual opportunity for attendees to get to know each other and network. For October OC YMF hosted the popular Halloween costume bar crawl in Downtown Fullerton on Friday, October 20th.  More »

Golf Tournament 2017

By Josue Vaglienty, PE ASCE OC topped the 100 mark with 106 players (a new record for ASCE OC) participating in the 2017 Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament held this past June 9th at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA.  ASCE OC-Branch, ASCE OC-Younger Member Forum (YMF), and ASCE Student Chapters provided volunteer support to welcome players, get them registered, and encourage them to socialize before, during, and after the tourney.  The mix of players included individuals representing local civil engineering firms, public agencies, and product/service vendors.   More »

Head, Heart, and Guts Leadership - How to Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Your Team

By Josue Candelario, Programs Co-Chair Have you ever been involved in a project where you found it difficult to work with your teammate? Or perhaps the interpersonal communication was not as efficient as you wanted it to be? Well, we all have experienced these at one point - and it occurs even in the professional work force. To help shed some light on this topic, ASCE Orange County YMF and Orange County Society of Women Engineers hosted a soft skills workshop earlier this year on April 11, 2017. The workshop was facilitated by Pattie Grimm, a certified training professional and an empowerment expert. More »

Joint Soccer Tournament

By Nestor Godinez, P.E. The Annual Joint YMFs Soccer Tournament was held on April 1st in Santa Ana Barbara.  Traditionally the tournament host YMF is rotated between Orange County (OC), Los Angeles (LA), and San Bernardino/Riverside (SB/R) including teams of working professionals and university students.   More »

Mini-Golf Event

By Risa Abelgas, P.E. Casual, informative, fun, and full of laughter are just a few words to describe the Mentorship Program Mini-Golf event at Boomers in Irvine on March 30th. Nearly half of the participants from the program and committee members were present on the green. This informal event allowed both mentors and protégés to showcase their talent or learn how to mini-golf while encouraging a little bit of friendly competition. More »

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.  More »

America's Infrastructure

“Our nation and economy can no longer afford to wait to restore and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure." - Norma Jean Mattei, ASCE President By Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT America's infrastructure was a major topic of discussion prior to the recent election and has been brought to the forefront once again after the March 9th release of ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Similarly, it was the major issue discussed in Washington, D.C. during the ASCE Legislative Fly-In earlier this month. Let us vow to keep the discussion going, as our nation, economy and future depend on it! More »

Student Night

By Tom Broz, P.E., S.E. At the November 17, 2016 OC Branch History and Heritage/ Student Night dinner held at the Lyon Air Museum, the three local ASCE Student Chapters from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) made “State of the Chapter” presentations. More »

Celebrating Engineering

By Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT It is officially awards season, and not just for the entertainment industry, but for the engineering industry too! Engineers have a lot to celebrate and we have done just that the entire month! Locally, for example, we did so at our ASCE OC Branch Awards Dinner. Worldwide, we celebrated Engineers Week and released the Dream Big Film as well. February has been an action-packed month that has been filled with events that not only celebrate engineering projects and individuals, but also share how engineers help make a difference with the rest of the world. More »

Student Night

By: Tom Broz, P.E., S.E. At the November 17, 2016 OC Branch History and Heritage/ Student Night dinner held at the Lyon Air Museum, the three local ASCE Student Chapters from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) made “State of the Chapter” presentations. More »

Celebrating Generational Differences

"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known." - Ronald Reagan Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Generation X, Millennial, and Generation Z ASCE OC Members make it a priority to come together to celebrate the valuable skills, traits, and knowledge that we each bring to the profession. In just the past couple of months, for example, we hosted the ASCE OC 2016 History and Heritage / Student Night, officially kicked off the ASCE OC 2016-2017 Mentorship Program, bonded over wine at the ASCE OC Annual Wine Trip, and started planning ASCE Dream Big outreach events. More »

New Year's Resolutions

By: Josue Vaglienty, P.E. It is that time of year again, when we press the reset button and try to make our resolutions a reality. In my January President's Message, I share some personal resolutions, and resolutions the ASCE OC Board is working on to benefit YOU, the ASCE OC membership. More »

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