In This Issue
By Jeff Braun, P.E. Engineering involves math and science, right? Long enough ago that I don’t want to say how long ago it was, I was a high school student who enjoyed my physics and math classes more than the history and literature readings. I loved tinkering with mechanical toys and seeing how they worked, checking out bridges and buildings to see what kept them from falling down. I loved my drafting class, where I was able to create plans for a house I may want someday.
By Ashlyn Alexander On February 24th, 2018, ASCE OC YMF volunteered at the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin, California. Orange County Rescue Mission caters to men, women and children of all different backgrounds and walks of life and assist them to get back on their feet with love and Christian values. The mission provides breakfast, lunch and dinner and has different shifts for volunteers. The group helped with the kitchen services that prepares dinner from 2:00 pm -4:30 pm.
The Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to extend this call for nominations for our upcoming Board of Director elections, which will be held in June. The following Branch board positions are up for election for service that will begin in Fall 2018: President-Elect Treasurer
By Josue Vaglienty, P.E. For 2018, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana hosted ASCE OC for our annual Awards Night, celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and projects from public and private sectors in Orange County. Prior to the dinner, 270 attendees enjoyed an open-air social hour in the Margaret & Cleo Key Courtyard.
By Remi Candaele, M.S., P.E. In February 2018, the ASCE OC EWRI Committee welcomed Ben Smith, Project Manager at the Orange County Water District (OCWD), and Mike Tsoi and Erin Cabanero, who both served on the consultant design team, to speak on the Mid-Basin Injection at Centennial Park project. Implementing the Mid-Basin injection system at Centennial Park is key because it will recharge the GWRS with 4 wells only, while reducing well pumping energy that would otherwise be consumed in conveyance to the Anaheim basins.
By Lynn Odgiiv, P.E. The ASCE Orange County Branch, in cooperation with the Orange County Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Chapter, and the Orange County Construction Institute (CI), held a luncheon on March 15, 2018 featuring speaker Zeph Varley who presented on the construction of the Port of Long Beach Gerald Desmond Bridge project.
By Taki Chrysovergis, M.S., P.E. The Orange County Geo-Institute and CalGeo co-hosted a dinner meeting at The Hacienda in Santa Ana, California on March 1, 2018, where Ms. Holly Nichols, Senior Engineering Geologist for the California Department of Water Resources, presented on the Oroville Spillway.
By Gabreelle Gonzalez, E.I.T. In February, ASCE OC University Outreach held Resume/Interview Panels for the Local Universities on each respective campus. February 21st was CSUF’s panel, which had 4 professionals presenting and 9 students attending. CSULB’s panel was on February 23rd, with 3 professionals presenting and 8 students attending. UCI’s panel was on February 28th, with 3 professionals presenting and 39 students attending. On March 3rd, ASCE OC hosted a Mock Interview Workshop at Fuscoe Engineering; allowing the students to put into practice the information they received at their respective panels.
By Jenny Mital, P.E. On March 15, K-12 committee members Crystal Mena and Jenny Mital volunteered at Perry Elementary School Science and Engineering Night in Huntington Beach. The annual science night consisted of booths with science and engineering activities ranging from biomedical to engineering, and was attended by over 100 students and parents.
By Ashlyn Alexander ASCE OC YMF partnered with the OC Second Harvest Food Bank for a holiday foods and funds drive for the month of December.
By Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake OC YMF celebrated the day before St Patrick's day at Muldoons Irish Pub in Newport Beach with networking, Irish food, live music, and drinks.
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.
We are looking for suitable individuals to fill the following positions. Any person can apply and self-nomination is acceptable. The nomination deadline is May 20, 2018 and the election will take place June 8, 2018
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