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Younger Member Forum Print E-mail
The Younger Member Forum (YMF) is open to members 35 years of age or younger, as well as others that are still "young at heart." The group is a stepping stone for young engineers and recent graduates to develop professionally via a mix of technical presentations, community service, student outreach, and social activities. These opportunities assist individuals in building a network of peers that are also in the early stages of their careers. To encourage students to continue their involvement as younger members, ASCE offers a special graduated dues schedule for members in their first five years after receiving a baccalaureate degree.

If you would like to receive announcements of upcoming YMF meetings, social gatherings, and other events in the NYC area on a regular basis, you can subscribe to the Met Section email list or follow our page on Facebook. Anyone interested in getting involved with our group is encouraged to simply show up at one of our future events listed on the right side of this page or contact any of the YMF officers for more information. If you live or work in Rockland or Westchester counties, the Lower Hudson Valley Branch has its own Younger Member Group.

YMF Tours the Catskills/Delaware Ultraviolet Facility Print E-mail
2014-06-12_del-cat_uv_site_tour2.jpg The $1.5B CAT|DEL Ultraviolet (UV) Facility provides secondary disinfection for all NYC's drinking water. With a capacity of more than 2,000-million-gallons-per-day, the facility is the world's largest - more than three times the capacity of the next largest municipal UV treatment facility in the United States, which is currently under construction in Los Angeles.
YMF Student Outreach Initiatives Print E-mail
The ASCE Metropolitan Section Younger Member Forum (YMF) has served as a stepping stone for young engineers to develop professionally in the civil engineering industry. What a lot of people don't know is that the group also has served as a link between the ASCE Met Section and ASCE student chapters at local colleges and universities. The ASCE Met Section offers many opportunities that benefit local area students including scholarships, student chapter grants, and volunteers to give talks and judge competitions. The YMF has worked diligently to make sure student chapters are aware of all of the benefits the Met Section has to offer.

Student outreach has been one of the primary YMF objectives for many years. The YMF has planned several events to support student chapters and provide students with information to help them make the transition from school to the civil engineering workforce. Some past events include:
Younger Member Perspective: Government Relations and Millennials Print E-mail
ASCE's New York State contingent attends a reception at the Cannon Caucus Room during the 2014 Legislative Fly-In.
By Peter S. Mancuso, P.E.

When generational theorists mention millennials, they describe a set of individuals identifiable by their indecision and pluralism. It is no secret that adults in their twenties and thirties identify less and less with any one culture, religion, and of course, political party. On top of that, fewer and fewer millennials trust that the government can actually achieve what it is meant to do. It is unsurprising, then, that ASCE younger members do not find themselves attracted to government relations.
YMF Holds Second Lecture of Young Professional Series Print E-mail
On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, young professionals of UrbanTech Consulting Engineering, P.C. presented two bridge lectures. The lectures were presented in the offices of Parsons Brinkerhoff.  Tommy Huang, P.E. and Adam Goosen, P.E. spoke about the Rehabilitation of the Atlantic Avenue Viaduct for MTA LIRR, and the Temporary Work for Replacement of the Queens Approach to the Whitestone Bridge, respectively. Thirty civil engineer young professionals attended the lecture in addition to an executive of UrbanTech.
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