Welcome to the Phoenix Branch Younger Member Forum

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.


    Monthly meeting:
    This month's meeting is on Tuesday, March 25th at 5:30pm at at 2121 E. Highland Avenue (near SR 51 at the Highland Ave/Camelback Rd exit).

    For all the PBYMF basketball fans, this month will be a networking event with a March Madness themed ice breaker.

    Little Red Bridge Painting:
    In late 2010, PBYMF volunteers helped rebuild the Little Red Bridge at Encanto Park. In fact, this project won an award from the Western Region Younger Member Council as the “Outstanding Younger Member Group Project” in Regions 8 and 9 of ASCE in 2013 thanks to the efforts of our YMF members. Now the bridge needs a fresh coat of paint! Come join volunteers on Saturday, March 22nd as we repaint the Little Red Bridge. See the flyer for details, or contact Chad Drago at chad.drago@hdrinc.com if you’d like to participate.

    Educational Outreach
    The next engineering outreach will be at Brunson Lee Elementary on Friday, March 14th from 12:45pm to 1:45 (approximately). Please contact Ryan Circello at rcircello@ritochpowell.com if you would like to volunteer.

    EWB Phoenix Softball Tournament Fundraiser
    PBYMF is the reigning champs of the annual EWB co-ed softball tournament fundraiser. It will be held this year at Kiwanis Park this Saturday, March 8th. This fundraiser helps the Phoenix Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) raise funds for a water-distribution project they are working on for a rural community in the Dominican Republic. If you’re interested in joining the PBYMF team to defend our title, email Chuck Davis at cdavis@westconsultants.com for more information, or come out and cheer us on! A map can be downloaded here if you're interested.

    Spring Training Game:
    Spring training baseball is an Arizona tradition and YMF is putting together a social outing to get out to a game! Details are still TBD, but game tickets will likely be lawn seats in the $10 range. If you would like to attend, contact Ryan Circello at rcircello@ritochpowell.com for more information.

    Kenya Dig It? 5k Run/Walk:
    We are gathering a group to participate in the Kenya Dig It? 5k Run/Walk. The 5k is being organized by ASU Engineers Without Borders to raise funds for a water supply projects in Kenya. The event will take place on Saturday, April 5th at 9:00am at ASU Tempe Campus and will be followed with brunch in Tempe. The cost will be $25/person and will include a t-shirt and snacks after the race. If you are interested in participating, please email Isha Mehta at Ishavipulmehta@gmail.com.

Has your inbox ever been loaded with e-mails from friends and colleagues in an effort to set up a meeting or event that works for everyone? Next time, try Doodle - this online scheduling tool enables you to propose several dates and times, then others can select what works. Check it out and tell us what you think on our Facebook page!

Past Events

    Educational Outreach:
    Educational outreach for the months of October and November was at Brunson Le e Elementary. In October, Chuck Davis, Frederick Tack, and Ryan Circello worked with the 5th/6th grade students to learn about towers. The students participated by providing examples of towers they have seen before and by constructing towers out of two pieces of newspaper. The students enjoyed competing to see who could build the tallest tower and really enjoyed the last step: demolition!

    AZ Water vs. ASCE vs. ITES Kickball Game!
    Every year AZ Water and ASCE get together for a little friendly competition, grub, suds and kickball! This year ITES will also be in on the fun. We played Saturday, November 3rd. Everyone had a blast!


    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!


    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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