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Welcome New Members!

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 event. More »

ASCE CSULB October Beach Clean-Up at Seal Beach

On October 16th, 2021, the ASCE CSULB Student Chapter hosted their Monthly Beach Clean-Up event at Seal Beach, CA!  More »

Meet the Mentors: Transportation Engineering Panel

On October 4, 2021, ASCE OC YMF’s University Outreach hosted a Transportation Engineering panel for the third installment of its “Meet the Mentors” series. More »

ASCE OC YMF Halloween Bar Crawl 2021

On Friday, October 29th, 2021, ASCE OC YMF hosted their Annual Halloween Bar Crawl at Downtown Fullerton. More »

ASCE OC University Outreach Mentorship Reveal

University Outreach hosted the mentorship reveal with a painting picnic in the park to get the program started! More »

ASCE OC Mentorship Program - Kicking Off 21-22 Like the Turkey Bowl

Kicking off the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program with some creative Thanksgiving grub parings. More »

ASCE OC T&DI - Gerald Desmond Bridge

The Orange County Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) held its first 2021 technical presentation on October 12th over Zoom with guest speaker Duane Kenagy, the Capital Programs Executive from the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Kenagy gave a presentation about the recently completed Gerald Desmond Bridge Project, Bridge to Everywhere. Read on for highlights of the presentation. More »

ASCE OC University Outreach Virtual Game Night

The University Outreach team hosted a Virtual Game Night for our 3 local Orange County Universities including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, and UC Irvine. More »

ASCE OC YMF and ASCE LA Section Fall 2021 FE Review

The first-ever ASCE FE Review Course hosted by ASCE OC YMF and ASCE LA Section ended in October with much material covered. More »

ASCE OC Community Service Coastal Clean Up

On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, a group of more than fifteen ASCE OC members arrived at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve to participate in the annual Coastal Clean-up Day. More »

ASCE OC YMF PE Exam Info Session

ASCE OC YMF hosted an online info session led by Natalie King from the Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. The info session covered the Principles of Engineering exam topics, such as registration, the application process, and upcoming changes to the Computer-Based Testing format. More »

Mentorship Panel: The Importance and Impact of Mentorship

On Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6pm, the ASCE OC Mentorship Program hosted its second annual Mentorship Panel. More »

So It Goes…

With the new fiscal year having begun in October, we felt this month’s President’s Column would be a good forum for our new presidents (Remi Candaele, ASCE OC Branch President; Ashlyn Alexander, ASCE OC YMF President) to introduce themselves and for me and YMF counterpart (Melissa Hilsabeck) to reflect on our respective terms as president of the OC Branch and OC YMF.  I hope that the Q&A that follows helps you get to know more about each of us. More »

Welcome New Members!

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 event. More »

Meet the Mentors: Construction Management Panel

On May 6, 2021, ASCE OC YMF’s University Outreach hosted a Construction Management panel for the second installment of its “Meet the Mentors” series. More »

2020-2021 Mid-Year Check-in

On May 6, 2021, the ASCE OC 2020-2021 Mentorship Program hit a milestone with the Virtual Mid-Year Check-In. More »

LA River Master Plan Update

On May 4th, ASCE OC YMF and EWRI Committee welcomed Genevieve Osmeña, Senior Engineer and Mark Beltran, Associate Civil Engineer from Los Angeles County Public Works, Stormwater Planning Division, to speak on the Los Angeles River Master Plan (LARMP) Update. More »

Virtual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

ASCE OC hosted the 27th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition on May 1st, 2021. This event was also the 2nd Virtual PSBC as both years that OC hosted the event were under COVID times. A total of 30 teams registered and an overall $1775 was awarded in scholarship prizes. More »

Meet the Mentors: Land Development Panel

On April 8, 2021, ASCE OC YMF’s University Outreach hosted a Land Development panel for the first installment of its “Meet the Mentors” series. More »

Charcuterie Night

This year we held our first ever Charcuterie Night! It was a great success and likely the start of an annual tradition. More »

2021 University Outreach Mentorship Virtual End Games

On March 19, 2021, ASCE OC YMF’s University outreach hosted a Virtual End Games to celebrate the close of the second annual Mentorship Program. More »

February Game Night

ASCE OC YMF meets up virtually once again to play various fun online games on More »

2020-2021 Virtual Game Night

On February 11, 2021, the ASCE OC Mentorship Program kicked off 2021 strong with some friendly competition at Virtual Game Night - Round 2. More »

Heroes Elementary Presentation

This year, our K-12 Committee was invited to Heroes Elementary via Zoom. We gave presentations to students and parents to teach them about the world of civil engineering and inspire future engineers! More »

Engineering Art Contest

ASCE OC hosted an Art Contest for several age ranges for all K-12 grades. We received over 50 entries from students all over LA and OC and awarded e-gift cards to the top 3 illustrations for 3 different age groups. More »

Sip N' Paint Night

ASCE OC YMF gathered together once more to create beautiful works of art. More »


Firmly entrenched in the midst of my career and fast approaching my 40th birthday, I have found myself thinking about legacies quite a lot lately.  One of the unique things about being president of the ASCE Orange County Branch is that the position affords the ability to see legacies at various stages of development: ones that have been cemented, ones whose seeds have just been planted, and everything in between.  In the ASCE Orange County Branch, I have noted some excellent examples of each over the past few months. More »

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