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In Memoriam Hugh Berry
Fullerton city officials are mourning the loss of a former city employee who played a major role in shaping the landscape of the city today. Hugh L. Berry, who, in his 32 years with the city, held the titles of assistant city manager, director of engineering, city engineer, and executive director of the Fullerton  Redevelopment Agency, died Oct. 26 at his Fullerton home.  Death was due to natural causes. He was 82. » Read More

Why the Lyon Air Museum
By: Tom Broz, P.E., S.E. At the November 17, 2017 OC Branch History and Heritage/ Student Night dinner held at the Lyon Air Museum.  Tom Broz, P.E., S.E. - OC Branch History and Heritage Committee Chair, presented why the dinner was held there.  Tom explained that ASCE has Policy Statement 463 – History and Heritage which states ASCE’s support for programs that promote the knowledge of the history and heritage of civil engineering as an integral component of education and professional practice. Keep reading to see how the Lyon Air Museum has played a key role in preserving the engineering legacy of Orange County. » Read More

Younger Member Forum Members Participate in Corazon Home Build
By: Roxanne Follis On Saturday, August 27, a group of about 20 YMF members and CSUF and UCI students went to Chula Vista, CA and met with other Corazon volunteers. Corazon is a non-profit organization that develops communities in Mexico by building homes and encouraging support within the community.  » Read More

YMF - Second Harvest Food Bank
On June 23, 2016 a group of YMF members went to volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, CA. Joining forces with other local companies and non-profit groups, volunteers at the food bank sorted hundreds of oranges that would be distributed to hungry families all across the region. » Read More

In Memoriam Gary Gilbert
Gary Gilbert passed away from heart complications while attending an event at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday evening, August 30. Gary was involved in many activities and played an important role in people’s lives; he had been actively involved with ASCE for more than 20 years, serving many leadership roles within ASCE Orange County and Los Angeles Branches (most recently as Immediate Past President of ASCE Orange County Branch).  We are saddened by the loss of such an influential and giving person, his time was cut short and he will be dearly missed.  For information on the memorial service and how to honor his life... » Read More

Forest Service
By William Rapp On June 21st, Greg Henk from ASCE Orange County Branch (ASCE OC)/Engineers Without Borders Orange County (EWB-OC) and Will Rapp from Engineers Without Borders Los Angeles (EWB-LA) met with several Forest Service (FS) team members and 2 new interested engineers from CSLA (Joan E. Santiago & Araceli Contreras), at the Wildwood Picnic Site in the Angeles National Forest.  The intent was to further the plans for EWB/ASCE to partner with the Forest Service in enhancing the experience for the public visiting this picnic site along Big Tujunga Canyon Road. » Read More

YMF - College Kit Donations
By: Izzy Loh This spring the ASCE OC YMF promoted, supported, and fundraised for OCCHC/SteppingUP’s College Awareness Program (a local non-profit). College is an amazing experience that both OCCHC and the YMF believes everyone should have access to. » Read More

By: Greg Henk, PE, DBIA, Ret. I, my wife Robyn along with Jenny Mital and Adrian Cortez (ASCE-YMF) celebrated Engineers Week at Castille Elementary School (Capo District).  We started with an overview of what a Civil Engineer is and what we do (including oohs & aahs from the kids), followed by student construction of Lego “towers” and an exercise in earthquake testing of the towers. » Read More

YMF - Families Helping Families Become an Elf
By: Gibson Phan ASCE Orange County YMF and CH2M Hill Jump teamed up to help bring holiday joy to families in the local community this season by volunteering as elves and reindeers. Partnering through the Families Helping Families program on December 13th , 2015, YMF and Jump adopted a family and helped out at the programs North Pole. » Read More

YMF - Families Helping Families Adopt-A-Family
By: Izzy Loh This holiday season ASCE OC YMF and CH2M Hill’s Jump partnered together to adopt a family. Every year the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC) puts together “Families Helping Families,” where the community can make the holidays a carefree and happy time for those escaping poor/dangerous conditions. » Read More

Orange County Department of Education is seeking volunteers for the Academic Decathlon!
The Orange County Department of Education is seeking volunteers for the Academic Decathlon competition event on January 30, 2016.  Each year they seek to engage educators, business professionals, local university students, and community leaders in interactive volunteer experiences that serve our youth directly. » Read More

Part 5 of a 7- Part Discussion Regarding Volunteering
By: Greg Henk, PE, DBIA, Ret. Final discussion regarding Volunteering.  It is based on Dennis Martenson’s presentation in Civil Engineering, February 2015. » Read More