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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 Holds Second Lecture of Young Professional Series Print E-mail
On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, young professionals of UrbanTech Consulting Engineering, P.C. presented their projects on bridges. Tommy Huang, P.E. and Adam Goosen, P.E. lectured about the Rehabilitation of the Atlantic Avenue Viaduct for MTA LIRR, and about the Temporary Works 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.
Building More with Less: Improving Infrastructure with Limited Resources Print E-mail
Left to right: YMF President Asher Peltz, Don Bergman, George Leventis, John C. Deerkoski, Csaba Kertesz, YMF First Vice President Eric Basu
As described in ASCE's 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, there is a serious need to invest in our nation's infrastructure to meet the current and future needs of society. However, there is a large gap between the current estimated funding and the amount needed to raise America's infrastructure to a state of good repair. In order to address this discrepancy, the engineering community has been tasked with finding design and construction cost saving measures and alternative funding methods for infrastructure improvements.
YMF Celebrates National Engineers Week with Kids Day Print E-mail
Murray Hill Academy students work diligently to build a sound structure.
On February 17, 2014, the ASCE Metropolitan Section hosted Kids Day, a one-day fun-filled event, at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens in celebration of National Engineers Week. Hundreds of children and their parents came to learn and perform hands-on activities focusing on engineering. The participating kids left with goody bags filled with stickers, bookmarks, pencils, and the creations they made during the event.
First Young Professionals Technical Series Lecture Print E-mail
On November 14, 2013, engineers assembled for an intriguing structural engineering presentation by young professionals of Robert Silman Associates. The technical presentation marked the first lecture of the Young Professionals Technical Series. Three projects were presented by Graham Seward, Karen Miller, Justin Den Herder and Tony Struck. Graham discussed a residential townhouse renovation in Manhattan, Karen presented the complexities of the design and construction aspects of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovation, while Justin and Tony depicted the complicated design challenges for the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute of Contemporary Art, a Steven Holl project.

The technical lecture was a mutual benefit in which the young professionals articulated their presentations and the audience learned of the challenging obstacles each young professional faced in their respective project. The audience critiqued and provided feedback about the presentations. Attendees spoke highly of the evening.

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