In This Issue
I have great news to share this month as the Orange County Branch mentorship program is now underway! Mentors and protégés are being sought out so if you missed the Branch emails that went out earlier this month, no worries, the program information can be found here an on the ASCE OC Branch website.
The ASCE Orange County Branch and Orange County Waste and Recycling (OCWR), held a joint on July , 2014. OCWR gave a tour and presentation on the history, current operations, and future plans for the Coyote Canyon Landfill.
In the July newsletter, ASCE OC Branch President Penny Lew asked how members were spending their summer. We received some awesome vacation pictures...take a look!
A design professional is typically expected to offer independent judgment based on his or her training and experience. There is a temptation to think that meeting the minimum code standards is sufficient for safety, and professional judgment can be reserved for issues of cost, aesthetics, or constructability. This is a dangerous temptation.
The Sustainability Committee for ASCE-OC organized Agency Implementation of Sustainable Infrastructure Seminar on Friday, July 11, 2014. More than 30 professionals and 3 civil engineering students attended the seminar.
In February, 2014 the Sustainability Committee sponsored a student workshop to discuss Sustainability in Civil Engineering. Jerry Diaz, PE, GE, provided his geotechnical perspective at the workshop and recaps his presentation here.
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. 8 Professional Development Hours available. Registration is now open!
ASCE OC California State University Fullterton Student Chapter wins national structural engineering competition!
Save the Date for the 2015 Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Congress in Portland, Oregon.
OC YMF had some fun in the sun with the student chapters of UCI, CSUF, and CSULB at the annual beach day.
The Geo-Institute/OC YMF Prado Dam Tour on July 24th was a great opportunity for engineers and prospective engineers to get a behind-the-scenes look at a functioning dam.
It was that time again for engineers to face each other in friendly competition at the Annual YMF Basketball Tournament held in Irvine on July 19.