President's Message - Soft Skills

By Penny Lew, P.E.

At the beginning of your civil engineering career, it's likely the emphasis was to develop and…

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Secretary's Column - WRRDA

By Steven King, P.E.

In March the ASCE OC Branch Secretary, Steven King, P.E., participated in the ASCE…

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State of Environment in Orange County

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Have you ever wondered if, from a water quality standpoint, it is truly safe…

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In This Issue


President's Message - Soft Skills

By Penny Lew, P.E.

At the beginning of your civil engineering career, it's likely the emphasis was to develop and hone your technical skills, or "hard skills" - to learn as much as possible about analyses or design as related your assignments and projects. The ASCE OC Branch President, Penny Lew, P.E., reminds you of the role "soft skills" play in your career and the importance of refining that skill set.

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Secretary's Column - WRRDA

By Steven King, P.E.

In March the ASCE OC Branch Secretary, Steven King, P.E., participated in the ASCE Annual Legislative Fly-In for the first time. Steven provides a re-cap of his interaction with legislators and staff on topics important to the civil engineering profession.  

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State of Environment in Orange County

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Have you ever wondered if, from a water quality standpoint, it is truly safe to swim in our local OC waters?  Grant Sharp, Environmental Monitoring Manager with OC Watersheds, addressed this question at the recent joint ASCE OC Branch/EWRI Monthly Meeting.

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New Members - April 2014

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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.

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ASCE CSULB

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Find out what has been happening with the ASCE OC California State University Long Beach Student Chapter!

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2015 Structures Congress

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Save the Date and Call for Paper information for the 2015 Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Congress in Portland, Oregon.

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ACC OC Infrastructure Summit

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Make plans to attend the Association of California Cities Orange County Infrastructure Summit, Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:15 am to 2:30 pm. 

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CalGeo - Seismic Design Presentation

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You are invited to participate in The California Geotechnical (CalGeo) Engineering Association presentation: Seismic Design with the 2012 IBC and ASCE 7-10. Details and registration information provided.

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Law and CE News - Frack Attack

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Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a process of injecting water and chemicals into the ground to expel fossil fuels such as natural gas. Fracking is a popular subject in the news because energy companies and environmental watchdogs have been battling over the potential benefits and risks of the process by which untapped energy resources are accessed and recovered for consumption by energy-hungry consumers.

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12th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction

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College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton in collaboration with Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers are going to organize the 12th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Reduction in Fullerton, California, USA on September 5th and 6th, 2014.

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ASCE PSBC

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On February 15, 2014, ASCE Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino/Riverside YMF held the 20th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition for the high school students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

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ASCE OC YMF April General Meeting

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April’s General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 2 at El Torito in Irvine.

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Board

President
Penny Lew, P.E.
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Vice President
Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E., ENV SP
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Treasurer
Cindy Miller, P.E.
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Secretary
Steven King
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Past President
Tapas Dutta, P.E.
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Committee Chairs

YMF
Gidti Ludesirishoti, P.E.
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Membership
Anh Ly, P.E.
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Marketing
John Merrill, P.E., T.E. 
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Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Mujahid Chandoo, P.E.
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Geo-Institute Chair
Clint Isa, P.E.
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Public Infrastructure Coalition of OC-PICOC
Yazdan Emrani, P.E.
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Structural Engineering Institute
Doug Moon, P.E.
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Engineers Without Borders Liaison
Kofi Baryeh
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OCEC Liaison
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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International Committee
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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Continuing Education
Wei Zhu, P.E., T.E., P.M.P
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Transportation Technical Group
Shafi Sharifan,Ph.D., P.E.
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Students Activities
Eric Walker, E.I.T.
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Government Affairs
Clay Tanaka, P.E.
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K-12 Outreach, Co-Chair
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K-12 Outreach, Co-Chair
Brianna Arth
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Awards/Nominations
Joshua Nelson, P.E.
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Public Relations
Lisa Hadley, E.I.T.
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Programs
Josue Vaglienty, P.E.
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Newsletter and Website
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Sustainability
Sam Ali, P.E. 
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Life Member Forum
George Dore, P.E.
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History and Heritage
William Lawson, P.E.
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Professional Development
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