President's Message - Do You Believe in Luck?

By Jeff Braun, P.E.

I had the opportunity to participate as part of industry panels…

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ASCE OC Branch - K-12 Outreach Starting Off Strong in 2018

By Isamar Escobar, E.I.T.,

ASCE’s K-12 Committee has started off the year in high gear.…

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In This Issue

President's Message - Do You Believe in Luck?

By Jeff Braun, P.E. I had the opportunity to participate as part of industry panels for two of our Branch’s student chapters over the past couple of weeks, where we discussed how students can best position themselves for internships and career opportunities.  We discussed job search resources, developing a personal brand, networking, resume hints, and interviewing skills.  I was very impressed with the honesty students showed when sharing concerns and fears, and their motivation to invest the time and effort to best position themselves for their career.   The conversations between the attendees and panel members were inspiring, and led me to think back to my job search experiences.  I recall one of the interviews involved writing a short one-page response to a comment/question of my choosing from a list of options.  One of the questions jumped out to me right away: “Do you believe in Luck?” Read More »

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ASCE OC Branch - K-12 Outreach Starting Off Strong in 2018

By Isamar Escobar, E.I.T., ASCE’s K-12 Committee has started off the year in high gear. We have had several events through February and have many more planned for the rest of the year. Find out what we've been up to and how you can get invovled to help make a difference in young childrens' lives! Read More »

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ASCE OC T&DI - Delivering the State’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange

By Ravi Shah, PE, QSP/D The ASCE Orange County Branch in conjunction with the Transportation and Development Institute organized a luncheon with speakers from Mark Thomas regarding Delivering the State’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange for Manteca, CA at the State Route 120/Union Road Interchange. Read More »

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ASCE OC Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Geotechnical Practice

By Taki Chrysovergis, M.S., P.E. The Orange County Geo-Institute (G-I), Continuing Education Committee (CEC), and Professional Development Committee (PDC) co-hosted a half-day seminar focused on risk assessment and mitigation in the geotechnical practice.  The seminar was held on February 9, 2018 and located in Irvine, California.  Presentations were headlined by national leaders in the field of risk in geotechnics. Read More »

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ASCE OC YMF/SWE Joint Event - Leisa Reid - "Creating a Winning Mindset"

By: Josue Candelario, YMF Programs Chair People are creatures of habit. Five days out of the week, we wake up, go to our office, work throughout the day, come home, and repeat the next day. After doing it for so long it is no wonder we repeat things like parking in the same spot every day, or always sitting in the same chair in the meeting room. Now ask yourself why you do that? Read More »

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ASCE OC YMF - Annual Wine Trip

By Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake OC YMF had the pleasure to host their annual Temecula Wine Trip on December 2, 2017. Like last year, this year’s trip was a full house, a fun filled event where participants enjoyed FOUR unique Wineries. Everybody had the pleasure of socializing with YMF members, friends and family who attended at these award-winning wineries in the Temecula Valley, offering their delicious, locally made wines at affordable prices. Read More »

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New Members - March 2018

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. Read More »

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Local News - The Self-Driving Car Revolution in LA

By Robert Martinez, E.I.T. Los Angeles was host to an impressive and informative tech-talk on December 1st at Los Angeles City Hall.  Perched atop the city, “The Self-Driving Car Revolution: a TechFire Summit” brought together top leaders from Silicon Valley, Washington DC, and beyond to discuss the future of Autonomous Vehicles, the policies that should be implemented, and the impact those will have on our society. Members of the audience represented a diverse crowd including engineers, local politicians, insurance agents, entertainment industry representatives, business owners and many more. Read More »

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Local News - TCA Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2017 was a record-breaking year for the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) with more than 300,000 commuters and visitors driving the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads every day. Other TCA highlights from Fiscal Year 2017 include: All-time high transactions and revenue numbers Nearly 100 million tolls collected in 12 months More than one million open accounts Bond ratings upgrades, strong liquidity and growing reserve funds balances Ridership increased by 19 percent over the last three years Read More »

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