President's Message - The National Conference

This past October, I attended the 142nd ASCE National Civil Engineering Conference in Montreal,…

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Secretary's Column - Mentorship Corner

A number of years ago, our OC Branch Newsletter included a recurring article called…

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In This Issue

President's Message - The National Conference

This past October, I attended the 142nd ASCE National Civil Engineering Conference in Montreal, Canada.   The underlying theme was “Civil Engineering in the New Global Economy”, and it was a great opportunity for me to interact with our fellow civil engineers from around the globe. Read More »

Secretary's Column - Mentorship Corner

A number of years ago, our OC Branch Newsletter included a recurring article called the Mentorship Corner, which highlighted some of our County’s most prominent and successful civil engineers. These professionals had achieved a reputation not only for success in their own careers, but for their highly effective leadership style and personal commitment to mentoring the next generation of engineers. Read More »

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Branch News - History & Heritage and Student Fellowship Night

Over 100 ASCE members convened at the Center Club in Costa Mesa this past November 15th, to celebrate ASCE Orange County’s Annual History & Heritage and Student Night. Members ranging from students to Lifetime members gathered for an opportunity to recognize both the historical and recent achievements of ASCE Orange County as well as an opportunity to network.  Read More »

History and Heritage - Depression Era Introduction to Highway Engineering

In the 1940s the Nelson family's idea of a vacation was a weekend in Vista, California where  Uncle Emil & Aunt Olga’s family had moved many years after arriving in LA from Sweden in the ‘20s. This was a 120 mile drive from our “modern” home in rural San Fernando Valley. The route followed Sepulveda Blvd. (State Highway SR 7 if I correctly recall) to Manchester Avenue & Firestone Blvd. (US 101), then...  Read More »

Law & CE - Do I Need to Report This?

It is no secret that when it comes to a set of construction documents, there is no such thing as a perfect set.  Not every project is executed as planned, often resulting in lawsuits or threats of litigation.  Legal judgments may require you to notify the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in order to remain in compliance with your obligations under the Professional Engineers Act. So when do you need to notify?  Read More »

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2012 Annual Awards Nominations

The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization to nominate candidates and projects you believe should be recognized for their exceptional professional engineering performance and qualities. Any number of applications may be submitted for each of the awards offered. Submittal deadline is December 23, 2012! Read More »

High School Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

If your high school age son or daughter is interested in engineering, why not encourage their high school to get involved in the 19th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition?  This all-day event will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the downtown Los Angeles Union Station. High schools are encouraged to sign up teams!  But hurry, registration deadline is December 19th!!   Read More »

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Order of the Engineer

The annual ASCE Orange County Branch History and Heritage night had many diverse events ranging from recognition of past presidents to student chapter presentations.  But one event that has become a tradition at the event is the induction of new candidates into the Order of the Engineer. This year’s ceremony added twelve new candidates to the order, students and professionals who recognize the critical role ethics and integrity play in our profession.   Read More »

Open Positions: 2013

Are you looking for ways to get more involved with ASCE?  Here are a few open positions we have available at our Branch that can help you with your professional development. Read More »

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YMF - PE Booth & Happy Hour

On Friday, October 26th, the ASCE Los Angeles Section Younger Member Forum (YMF) Groups (San Bernardino/Riverside, Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Ventura & Southern San Joaquin) hosted a ASCE YMF membership booth at the Pomona Fairplex during the test takers lunch to recruit, and promote our local ASCE YMF groups. Read More »

YMF - K-12th Outreach Program: Project Tomorrow’s Youth Leadership Summit

On Saturday, October 20th, Project Tomorrow, an educational non-profit group, hosted a Youth Leadership Summit focused on math, science and engineering at Edwards Life Sciences in Irvine. Read More »

YMF - Wine Tasting

On November 17th 2012, a group of Orange County YMF members along with members from San Bernardo/Riverside YMF and SWE took a wine tasting tour throughout the wineries in Temecula. Read More »

YMF - UCI Outreach

Two members of ASCE OC YMF attended the ASCE UCI Student Chapter general meeting on November 14th. Read More »

YMF - Soccer Tournament

This year's annual Southern California YMF Soccer Tournament was hosted by the Orange County branch.  The tournament was held on November 3rd at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim. Read More »

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