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YMF Holds Picnic Networking Event Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The YMF hosted a picnic networking event on June 10th at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. Attendees included young professionals from different construction backgrounds including structural, geotechnical, civil, environmental, marine, and landscape architecture. The weather and setting were ideal for a Friday evening picnic as the group stayed to watch the sunset by the water. The YMF also provided a variety of food, snacks, and drinks.
YMF Site Tour to Bayonne Bridge Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Bayonne Bridge On May 19, 2016 the ASCE Metropolitan Section Younger Member Forum went on a site tour of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey determined the need for this project in order to allow larger ships to make it to the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth, one of the largest shipping ports in the country. The bridge will be raised from 151 to 215 feet above the water.
COPRI Met Section Chapter Holds Lecture on USCG New York Harbor Vessel Operations Print E-mail
Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers
Greg Hitchen discusses the raising of the Bayonne Bridge at the May 11 lecture.
On May 11, 2016, the Met Section Chapter of COPRI held its fourth and final lecture for the 2015 - 2016 Lecture Series at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Greg Hitchen of the U.S. Coast Guard and was titled "New York Harbor Vessel Operations."
40th Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Left to right: Jane Raba, Sean Lee, Jamie Furey, Frank DiSalvo, Dr. Robert Holtz, Jared Green, Jamie Rodger, Peter Madarasz, Ming Zhang. Photo taken by Nidal AbiSaab
The G-I Chapter of New York City did it again! On May 12th, nearly 200 geotechnical professionals from the Tri-state area attended the 40th Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar held at Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York. This year's seminar was entitled, "Geotechnical Aspects of Safeguarding Infrastructure: Applying Risk Management to Build Resiliency".
YMF Goes Bowling Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The YMF hosted a bowling networking event on April 14th, 2016 at Lucky Strike Manhattan in Hell's Kitchen. Two lanes and a pool table were reserved for attendees to enjoy during the venue's happy hour.

A mix of students and young professionals attended this all ages event, which provided for great networking opportunities for all.
YMF Holds Pizza Party & Info Session Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The YMF hosted our second annual Pizza Party and information session on April 21st, 2016 at One Penn Plaza. ASCE National encourages this event by providing a shipment of materials, including plates, napkins, flyers, brochures, pens, and magazines, so that students and professionals can learn more about the benefits of joining the YMF. This event is geared mostly towards young professionals who are not in the YMF, and for graduating seniors from universities in the area.

Pizza, cookies, and beverages were provided for the students to enjoy while they looked through and took brochures while mostly informal discussion took place. Some of the topics that were discussed included: post-graduation life, the events that the ASCE YMF holds, the structure of the executive board and meetings.
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