By: Elizabeth Ruedas, PE & YMLS Attendees
By Elizabeth Ruedas & YMLS Attendees
On August 4-6, 2017, the ASCE Committee on Younger…Read More »
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By: Josue Vaglienty, P.E.
By Josue Vaglienty, P.E. With the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granting Paris and Los Angeles the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics, respectively, the countdown has begun. Much of the preparation comes in the form of infrastructure that must be constructed or reconstructed. And prior to that (or at least concurrently) – it must be designed by the A/E industry. A good amount of that work will land on the laps of civil engineers.
By: Elizabeth Ruedas, PE & YMLS Attendees
By Elizabeth Ruedas & YMLS Attendees On August 4-6, 2017, the ASCE Committee on Younger Members hosted the annual Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) at ASCE Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The conference brought together 49 Younger Members from across the country to network, discuss pressing issues facing the civil engineering profession, and develop a variety of soft skills necessary for effective leadership.
By: Mimi Luk
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.
By Laura Ciampa, Manager, Communications and Media Production Construction Institute More than 200 people from across the U.S. and 11 foreign countries gathered in Southern California for CI Summit 2017. CI is grateful to the volunteers, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who made the summit a success! The steering committee coordinated a program of technical sessions on a wide variety of topics, exploring current and future issues in the construction industry, including a pre-conference workshop on new technologies being used to facilitate projects, such as 3D imaging and drones, among others.
By: Josue Candelario
By Josue Candelario, Programs Co-Chair Have you ever been involved in a project where you found it difficult to work with your teammate? Or perhaps the interpersonal communication was not as efficient as you wanted it to be? Well, we all have experienced these at one point - and it occurs even in the professional work force. To help shed some light on this topic, ASCE Orange County YMF and Orange County Society of Women Engineers hosted a soft skills workshop earlier this year on April 11, 2017. The workshop was facilitated by Pattie Grimm, a certified training professional and an empowerment expert.
By Clint Isa, PE, ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair The ASCE-Orange County Geo-Institute (GI) hosted a dinner meeting at the Back Bay Conference Center in Irvine on May 24, 2017. The event, which was attended by a mix of more than 75 industry professionals and students, featured a presentation by Dr. Scott Brandenberg, Ph.D., PE (Associate Professor, UCLA) and Dr. Shawn Ariannia, Ph.D., PE, GE (Principal, Geo-Advantec, Inc.).
By: Guillaume Iradukunda The 2017 Speaker Series "Civil Engineering Innovations for an Interconnected World” was a month-long event, where four prominent and well-respected members in the civil engineering field gave interactive presentations. The Series took a look at innovative technologies in the Civil Engineering Industry and how they are applied both locally and internationally.
By: Charlotte Wu, PE, ENV SP
By Charlotte Wu, PE, ENV SP The Sustainability Committee of ASCE Orange County Branch organized a luncheon with speakers from Rancho Mission Viejo, Irvine Company Community Development, and Schweitzer + Associates. The banquet room was filled with professionals from all disciplines interested in learning the future development in Orange County and how sustainability plays in the current and future planning. The presentations were eye opening to many as we all listened quietly while the presenters discussed net zero energy communities, conservation of stormwater and recycled water, and transportation expansion in neighborhood electric vehicles and bike trails.
By: Martin Yan Xian
The End-of-Year Banquet was held on August 10th, Thursday, at 6pm at Golden State Water Company in Anaheim. The mentorship committee organized a fun game (with prizes!) followed by a panel discussion. We also discussed how to improve and/or maintain your relationship with your mentor/protégé after the program is over and how it has affected professional growth.
After a fun weekend of judging the ASCE Student Chapters Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) at UCI, all of us at ASCE enjoyed a fun time of socializing and kicking back after a long day in the sun.
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