In This Issue
The ASCE OC Branch President, Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.,E, discusses ongoing efforts to enable our members to network and learn about aspects of civil engineering that are both meaningful and inspiring to them.
Josue Vaglienty, P.E., introduces himself as the 2014-15 Treasurer for ASCE OC Branch. Welcome to the Board, Josue!
On October 24th, a group of 25 ASCE members took a safari-style trip through some of the natural wonders that exist in the Irvine Ranch. Take a look at some photos from the tour!
The Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is now accepting nominations online. The due date is to Monday, December 29, 2014. Please consider nominating a candidate or a project as soon as possible.
What ASCE Branch gained THIRTY TWO members in October? The Orange County Branch, of course!! 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.
Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is controversial. From attacks asserting dangerous (or at times unknown) effects to air and water quality, to the correlation of seismic activity and injection wells being investigated in Oklahoma, fracking faces an onslaught of legal moratoriums and ever-mounting regulation on the local and state level.
As we enter election season this November, what better time than to introduce myself as the new Government Affairs Chair (GAC) for the Orange County Branch! It is an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to continue my service with ASCE.
Please consider sponsoring the ASCE Orange County Branch for the November 20th Dinner Meeting at The Center Club. This dinner meeting is presented by the History & Heritage Committee, Student Groups Committee, the Orange County Younger Member Forum, and the Board of Directors.The keynote speaker will be Randy Record, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
This year over 60 ASCE members from the Los Angeles Section attended the Society’s Global Conference in Panama. Read a summary of the interesting adventures experienced in Panama and the historical details we learned about.
On October 17, 2014, ASCE Orange County's Transportation Technical Group (TTG) hosted an site tour of the automated container terminal, Middle Harbor at the Port of Long Beach (POLB). The tour was an opportunity to get inside the Phase I area of the Middle Harbor terminal before its scheduled turnover to the Terminal Operator this month.
Find out what has been happening with the ASCE OC California State University Long Beach Student Chapter!
ASCE YMF had the opportunity to visit SteppingUP’s summer program and speak to elementary through high schools students about engineering on Thursday, July 10th.
ASCE YMF had the opportunity to once again work with SteppingUP and support them on their 5th Annual Career Day on October 11th. SteppingUP’s Career Day is an opportunity to give middle school and high school students from low income families a chance to practice to speaking skills and ask professionals from different fields about their careers.
The Orange County Younger Member Forum (OC YMF) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rallied together with Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program for another good cause. The community-based event is focused on restoring & bringing awareness to 200 acres of wetlands currently owned by Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority and partners.
It seems water has always been a fiercely contested subject and with the west coast in one of the direst droughts in years the issue of access to clean water is once again in the forefront of the public’s attention. While many people are looking towards ways to conserve water, reduce the amount people use, and regulate more heavily the way water is used there are those few who ask, why not make more?
The first General Meeting for the 2014 – 2015 ASCE OC YMF fiscal year was held on October 14 at the Lazy Dog Café in Orange.
To kick of the Halloween season this year, OC YMF oits members to Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt in Buena Park.