President's Message - Breaking Records

By: Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, QSD, QISP


"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't…

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ASCE OC Panel - The Future is Female: Championing Women Engineers

By: Aileen M. Santos-Redman, PE

On November 14th, ASCE OC hosted “The Future is Female – Championing Women…

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ASCE OC Branch - Member Appreciation Harbor Cruise

By: Sarita Lemons, P.E.

A perfect night on Newport Harbor! ASCE Orange County welcomed over 50 Board…

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In This Issue


President's Message - Breaking Records

By: Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, QSD, QISP

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius We surpassed quite a few goals at the local, state, and national level these last couple of months, so we thought we would highlight them in this month's ASCE OC Newsletter! Please help us congratulate those mentioned in the article.

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ASCE OC Panel - The Future is Female: Championing Women Engineers

By: Aileen M. Santos-Redman, PE

On November 14th, ASCE OC hosted “The Future is Female – Championing Women Engineers”, a roundtable panel with four of Southern California’s prominent female engineering industry leaders. It was held at UCI’s Applied Innovation Center and Sponsored by Gannett Fleming.

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ASCE OC Branch - Member Appreciation Harbor Cruise

By: Sarita Lemons, P.E.

A perfect night on Newport Harbor! ASCE Orange County welcomed over 50 Board Members, Committee Chairs, Institute Chairs and General Members to attend a Holiday Lights Cruise on December 4th in appreciation and celebration of a successful year.

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ASCE OC K-12 - ASCE CSULB Dream Big Event

By: Victor Aguirre, ASCE OC K-12 Co-Chair

On Saturday, December 1st, ASCE OC YMF K-12 and ASCE OC Branch collaborated with ASCE CSULB to assist in their first annual Dream Big Event. The event consisted of 200 plus middle school and high school students from Orange County and Los Angeles County. 

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ASCE OC YMF - Personal Finance Workshop Was a Hit

By: Joe Sinkiewicz, ASCE OC YMF Programs Co-Chair

Those in our Younger Members Forum have come of age in the wake of the financial crisis. In contrast to the angsty basement-dwelling stereotype of millennials, the attendees of the Personal Finance Workshop, put on by the OC YMF on December 11th, 2018, were eager to learn how to navigate the often volatile waters of the post-recession economy.

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ASCE OC Branch - December Luncheon: Park to Playa Bridge at Kenneth Hahn Park

By: Jason Fix, PE

On December 20th, 2018, Ken Taylor, PE (McLean & Schultz), presented the process for delivering the new Park to Playa Trail Bridge located at Kenneth Hahn Recreation Center.

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ASCE OC T&DI - T&DI is Back!

By: Kelsie Anderson, PE - T&DI Chair

The Transportation & Development Institute held an introductory mixer on January 29th at Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Costa Mesa to kick off its 2019 Lunch Program Season and introduce the Board Members.

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ASCE OC Branch - Technical Tour: Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement

By: Joe Sinkiewicz, ASCE OC YMF Programs Co-Chair

Talk of aliens and bats accompanied the 6th Street Viaduct technical tour on February 1st, 2019. Southern California residents have driven through this construction site for years and they watched the demolition of the iconic bridge just over the 101 freeway east of Downtown Los Angeles.

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ASCE OC YMF - Mentorship Program Bowling Event

By: Stephen Cruz, PE

Mentors, protégés, and committee members gathered at The Tustin District’s Bowlmor Lanes for the Mentorship Program’s Bowling Event on Thursday, February 28th. 

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ASCE OC K-12 - Yorba Middle School Visits

By: Memo Medina, ASCE OC K-12 Co-Chair

Over the course of two weeks, ASCE OC YMF/OC Branch – K-12 Outreach made two classroom visits to Yorba Middle School. On Thursday, February 21st, they visited the group of middle school students that are involved in a lunch club at Yorba Middle School. The teacher who brought the club to life is interested in bringing professionals on a monthly basis to talk about their field of work and share any other insights that could benefit these students at their young age.

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ASCE OC Geo-Institute & PDC - Ground Improvement: Shallow and Deep Methods

By: Pavlo Chrysovergis, P.E. - ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair

The Orange County Geo-Institute and Professional Development Committee co-hosted a half-day seminar on February 22nd in Irvine, California. The seminar covered a wide spectrum of ground improvement methods and was attended by nearly 100 practicing engineers, academics, and students.

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ASCE OC K-12 - Rancho Canada STEAM Family Night

By: Jared Lindo, ASCE OC K-12 Co-Chair

On February 8th, Rancho Canada Elementary School held its annual STEAM Family Night. This is an event where classrooms open up to students and families for after-school learning and activities. 

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ASCE OC Branch - New Members: January 2019

By: ASCE OC Membership Committee

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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Newsletter Information

By: ASCE OC Publications Committee

The ASCE OC Publications Committee is looking for volunteers!  Do you appreciate documenting the legacy of ASCE and being connected to our key members?  This is a great opportunity to learn the process and broaden your contacts.  We are looking for individuals to volunteer about 4-8 hours per month with assisting in uploading newsletter articles, tracking our events, and learning our internal management software.  Let us know if you are ready to jump-start your ASCE career! Interested in advertising in our newsletter?  Do you have an interesting topic you would like to share?  Trying to get in touch with us?  Please submit all correspondence to the Publications Committee!

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Board of Directors

President
Elizabeth Ruedas, PE
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President-Elect
Ravi Shah, PE
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Treasurer
Remi Candaele, PE
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Secretary
Clint Isa, PE
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Past President
Jeff Braun, PE
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Publications Committee

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Editor-In-Chief
Robert Martinez

Editor/Assembly
Adeleine J. Tran

YMF/Communications
Crystal Mena

Article Review
Joseph Huynh


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