By Victor Aguirre | K-12 Co-Chair
On Saturday, March 21, ASCE OC Branch & YMF participated in the 64th…Read More »
In This Issue
By Elizabeth Ruedas, PE, QSD, QISP
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." – Joel A. Barker It is with great pleasure that we present the Fiscal Year 2020 ASCE OC Branch & YMF Executive Board Members! The new term is set to begin on October 1st, 2019. Excited to continue to volunteer with such amazing leaders!
By Victor Aguirre | K-12 Co-Chair
On Saturday, March 21, ASCE OC Branch & YMF participated in the 64th Annual Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) at the Anaheim Expo Center.
By Joe Sinkiewicz | YMF Programs Committee Co-Chair
On April 27, 2019, Kimo Look of the ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch hosted an historical walking tour of the dam disaster site. His passion for the stories and lessons was infectious; he wanted to help attendees understand the context of the disaster in the decades leading up to the collapse and the effects the dam has on our lives and careers to this day.
By Mathew Picardal | YMF Speaker Series Committee Co-Chair
The 2019 ASCE OC YMF Speaker Series was held at HDR’s Irvine office, on four consecutive Tuesdays, starting on April 30th. The theme of the 2019 Series was “The Future-Proof Engineer: Adapt and Thrive In Change." These sessions aimed to “future-proof” young professionals' careers with the experience and knowledge of the guest panel members. They provided invaluable insights and lessons on how to successfully shape your ideal career while navigating a changing industry.
By Juliet Su, P.E. | T&DI At-Large Board Member
In May, ASCE OC T&DI hosted a reception honoring the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) Board Chairs – Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) Chairwoman Christina Shea and San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) Chair Fred Minagar – at Brio Tuscan Grille at the Irvine Spectrum.
By Pavlo Chrysovergis, P.E. | Geo-Institute Chair
On May 28th, the Orange County and Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapters co-hosted a dinner meeting featuring Professor Robert Kayen of UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USGS.
By Charlotte Wu, PE, ENV SP, STP | Sustainability Committee Co-Chair
Orange County parks are in need of a major restoration effort because of the damages done by the recent fire. ASCE OC’s Sustainability Committee along with their Younger Member Forum (YMF), together organized an invasive plants removal and hike event in Santiago Oaks Regional Park on Saturday, June 1.
By Jason Fix, PE | Programs Committee Co-Chair
On Saturday June 1, ASCE OC Coordinated with San Diego Safari Park to retrofit the existing Gorilla Bridge.
By Nadia Mugisha | EWRI Board Member
On June 6, EWRI was pleased to host a presentation on Practical Approaches to Maintaining Injection Well Efficiency, given by John Bonsangue and Justin McKeever with the Orange County Water District.
ASCE OC Branch & Government Relations Committee - 2019 California Infrastructure Report Card Luncheon
By Adeleine J. Tran, P.E. | Government Relations Comittee Co-Chair
For our June 2019 Luncheon, ASCE OC Branch and Government Relations Committee invited Mr. Harvey Gobas, P.E., to discuss the recently released 2019 California Infrastructure Report Card. Overall, our state’s aging infrastructure earns us a grade of "C-". This is not something most of us would be proud of.
By Alahesh Thurairajah, P.E., G.E. | T&DI Treasurer
The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) held its second 2019 Lunch Program on June 25th at the University Club at UCI with Abdollah Ansari from LA Metro. It was a well-attended event with 60+ participants.
By Marlo Maynigo, PE | Mentorship Program Co-Chair
A lively discussion and a valuable exchange of ideas took place at the Mentorship Program Mid-Year Check-In Event on April 10, 2019 at the PACE facilities in Fountain Valley. Twenty-five mentors, protégés, and Mentorship Committee members participated in the evening activities.
By Stephen Cruz, PE | Mentorship Program Co-Chair
Applications for the 2019-2020 Mentorship Program are now being accepted! ASCE OC hosts an annual Mentorship Program for the encouragement and development of its members and our future leaders. The program will pair young professionals (protégés) with an experienced civil engineer (mentor) in the local OC Branch.
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!