Phoenix Branch YMF

The AzSCE Phoenix Branch, Younger Member Forum promotes and enhances the civil engineering profession within the public community, by providing younger members and students with information and opportunities for professional and leadership development, networking, educational outreach, and community service, in a social environment.


2020-2021

Cynthia Alvarez, President, PE, M.ASCE
Burgess & Niple, Inc.

Derek Smith, President-Elect, PE, M.ASCE
Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Shane Gutknecht, Vice President, PE, M.ASCE
Southwest Traffic Engineering, LLC

Matt Hann, Treasurer, PE, M.ASCE
Black & Veatch

Parker Murphy, Treasurer, EIT, A.M.ASCE
Southwest Traffic Engineering, LLC

Andrew Moreno, Past President, PE, M.ASCE
Aztec Engineering

Andrew Moreno, PE, PE Review Course Chair
Aztec Engineering

 What is the Phoenix YMF All About?
Our Mission Statement – The AzSCE Phoenix Branch, Younger Member Forum promotes and enhances the civil engineering profession within the public community, by providing younger members and students with information and opportunities for professional and leadership development, networking, educational outreach, and community service, in a social environment.


Calendar

September Monthly Meeting – Half Moon Location at 5:30PM!

This month’s meeting will be held Tuesday, September 26th, at 5:30pm at Half Moon Sports Grill at 2121 E. Highland Avenue (near SR 51 at the Highland Ave/Camelback Rd exit).

Bridges to Prosperity, Jason C. HDR
Jason, along with an industry team, joined Bridges to Prosperity (a non-profit organization) to construct a pedestrian bridge connecting two communities in Panama. The bridge was constructed over a period of two weeks. He will be presenting about his experience on the project and share some incredible photos with our group.

YMF will also be raffling off a gift card for all attendees.

Be sure to come out bring your business cards and enjoy a drink on us. It is a great way to get to know your fellow local engineers and make life long connections that will help immensely during your career.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Feed My Starving Children – 9/19/17


Last year a group of YMF members volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Mesa, AZ. It was one of our best outreach events and was a LOT of fun.

We have RSVP’d for a group of 15 volunteers this year to support the organization so we need volunteers! If you are available and would like to help feed thousands of children around the world, this is the event for you!

FMSC provides nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children throughout the world. YMF volunteers will join an assembly line and race to pack as many meals as we can during our two hour session. Its a fun, fast paced event that contributes to an amazing cause.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday September 19 from 6-8pm. The facility is located at 1345 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210.

Contact Mackenzie Hagan, mackenzie.hagan@ghd.com, if you have any questions about the event. Or follow the link below and use the Join Code: 1201095
http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=1201095


ASU Resume and Interviews Workshop – Volunteers Needed 9/21/17

Arizona State University’s ASCE group is hosting a workshop for Resume and Interview Prep. They have asked YMF to provide volunteers to meet with students to discuss resumes and interviews. It is a great way to support our student group and potentially look for your next intern or EIT!

The event will be held on the Tempe campus from 6:30-7:30pm.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Nicolai at noliden@ethosengineers.com for more information.
Thanks!


Fall 2017 PE Review Course- Last chance to register!!!
Course begins Monday 9/11/17

The Fall 2017 PE Exam dates are set on October 27th. Prior to registering for the exam through NCEES AZ applicants must first be pre-approved through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration (AZ BTR). Applicants should be aware that this pre-approval process consists of a lot of new steps from previous years. If you are thinking about taking the PE this fall, get started!!!

For members (and non members) who plan on registering for the Fall 2017 PE Exam – YMF offers PE Review courses twice a year. More information about course costs and content provided here. Online registration for Fall 2017 is here.


YMF Mentors Needed for ASU Mentor Program

We are launching our second year of the YMF-ASU Mentor Program on August 24th!

We are in need of mentors from our group. Last year we had over 30 senior students go through our program as they navigate the journey from college to career. If you are interested in more information please contact Nicolai Oliden at noliden@ethosengineers.com. Thanks!


Upcoming YMF Presentation Topics

– Bridges to Prosperity, Discuss recent project in Panama (September)
– Tempe Streetcar Project, CMAR (Private Consultant on Design Team)


2017 YMF Cornhole Tournament Save The Date!

If you are interested in volunteering on the planning committee contact Skye Gentile (skye.gentile@parsons.com).
Cornhole Tournament


ASCE PHX YMF COMMITTEES

University Outreach:
The role of the University Outreach Committee is to provide professional support for the ASU and NAU chapter. Responsibilities include: actively communicating with students, Attend workshops (resumes, mock interviews, etc), provide info to students on internship opportunities, be available for student questions, invite students to participate in YMF activities, and Take part in any professional/student programs.

If you are interested in either chairing or being a member on this committee please email Nicolai Oliden, noliden@pointengineers.com.

Community and Student Outreach:
The role of the Community and Student Outreach Committee is to propose and coordinate volunteer activities. In the past, outreach activities that YMF has participated in have ranged from volunteering at race/charity fundraising events such as Pat’s Run and Kenya Dig It 5K, to physical activities such as Habitat for Humanity, packaging boxes for project cure and many more. In addition to helping the general community, YMF has reached out to Elementary through High School students through programs such as Future Cities, E-Week and E-Day. The information for the proposed activities will need to be given to the Board Member Liaison who will present it to the Board for approval of said activity.

If you are interested in either chairing or being a member on this committee please email Breeann Draper, draperbreeann@stanleygroup.com.

Social Committee:
The Social Committee shall be responsible for planning and coordinating social, networking and teambuilding functions for the ASCE Phoenix Branch Younger Member’s Forum. These activities may include Happy Hours, Sporting Events, Bowling, Top Golf, etc. The Social Committee Chair will meet with the Board Member Liaison to propose potential activities/events. The Liaison will then present these to the Board for approval.

If you are interested in either chairing or being a member on this committee please email Skye Gentile, Skye.Gentile@parsons.com.

Political Action / Legislation:
The role of the Political Action/Legislation Committee is to inform PBYMF membership on recent political action / legislation activities that relate to the Civil Engineering profession. Responsibilities include: Provide updates on recent political action / legislation at general monthly meetings. Participate in ASCE Key Contact Program and Arrange / Lead Arizona State Congressional Visits.

If you are interested in either chairing or being a member on this committee please email Ryan Circello, rcircello@ritochpowell.com.

Technical Tours:
The role of the Technical Tours Committee will be to plan and coordinate technical tours and presentations on current projects, and  facilities in operation today.The Technical Tour Committee Chair will meet with the Board Member Liaison to propose potential tours. The Liaison will then present these to the Board for approval.

If you are interested in either chairing or being a member on this committee please email Steven Raisor, SRaisor@aztec.us.


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Past Events

2014 Golf Tournament
A big thank you goes out to all who attended and all those who volunteered at the Annual PBYMF Golf Tournament Fundraiser on September 13th!.The day was filled with lots of fun, laughs, and even some decent golf! This golf tournament has historically been our biggest fundraiser of the year for the PBYMF Foundation, a non-profit organization that takes funds raised by PBYMF and we could not do it without the generosity of everyone involved! Cant wait to see you all out there again next year!


News

ASCE Phoenix Branch Survey:

The Phoenix Branch Board will continue to provide a wide range of topics for our luncheon presentations, topics that are relevant for all areas within Civil Engineering, as well as any other hot topics that occur in the Phoenix metro area and in our State. In some instances, we could accommodate and tailor our presentations to what YOU are most interested on, for which, we would like you to fill out this very short survey (1 min. max), thus we can assess some trends. Please click on this Link to fill out the survey, or type in your browser this address: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LCNCCK7. We truly appreciate your time and commitment to ASCE, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your membership. Thanks!

Foundation:

The Phoenix YMF Foundation uses proceeds from our annual golf tournament and other donations to make a difference in our community. Applying for funds through our foundation is simple and can have a big impact. See the PBYMF Foundation flyer for more details and please write an application for an important cause you may know about and forward to others who may be interested as well.

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