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.
This month's meeting is on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30pm at in central Phoenix near 20th St and Highland. Please note the schedule change due to the Thanksgiving holiday!!
Please join us as we discuss an exciting opportunity for leadership training for you which will be coming to the valley in January, our regional ASCE conference known as the Western Region Younger Member Council (WRYMC). We will be presenting the general structure of ASCE and how greater involvement in this organization and participation in this conference January 31 to February 1 in downtown Phoenix can help promote your career in civil engineering. Register for the conference here... https://secure.asce.org/ebusiness/Default.aspx?tabid=210&ProductId=197023128
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. The weather should be great and the competition should be fierce! The game will be Saturday, November 9th from 6-8 pm at Daley Park in Tempe. $5 gets you unlimited food and drink (with ID). See the attached flyer for more information, and RSVP to email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you're interested in beating... uhh, playing the AZ Water YP and ITES teams in kickball!
The next engineering outreach will be at Brunson Lee Elementary one of the later Fridays in November (date TBD) from 12:45pm to 1:45 (approximately). Please contact Ryan Circello at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
Future City Competition Judging
The Future City Competition is a national competition in which 7th and 8th grade students design a city of tomorrow. Teams of three students develop a computer model, compose an essay, build a scalable physical model, and present their cities to a panel of judges at the statewide competition on January 25th, 2014. It is an outstanding program to get kids excited about engineering. Our judging teams are organizing now because our first judging tasks will be coming up in November. If you are interested in being a judge on one of our YMF teams, please contact Chuck Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
WRYMC 2014 Thursday Golf Tour at the Waste Management Open:
As part of WRYMC 2014 activities, join us for an afternoon of socializing and golf at the Waste Management Open! This PGA golf tournament is the largest attended tournament on the professional tour and is a marquee event in Phoenix. This is not your average golf tournament, but more of a festival with drinks, food, socializing, AND golf. Whether you want to watch for holes-in-one at the stadium 16th hole, see what color pants Ricky Fowler will be wearing, or just have a beer, this is the place for you. A technical tour of the event may be available to see all the behind the scenes action! Cost includes bus transportation to/from the course with beverages en route and ticket cost.
Click on the image above for the full flyer.
Leaving conference hotel: Noon, Thursday, January 30th
Returning to hotel: Approximately 5:30 PM
Cost: $50 each (guests are invited too)
Western Region Younger Member Council 2014:
This conference will be in Phoenix in January 2014 and the Phoenix YMF is responsible for organizing a number of activities. If you're interested in attending this exciting leadership training opportunity with fellow YMF members, register at https://secure.asce.org/ebusiness/Default.aspx?tabid=210&ProductId=197023128 or contact Chad Drago at (email@example.com
Future City Competition:
Be a Future Cities Judge! Future Cities is a national competition where 7th and 8th grade students design a futuristic city. Teams of three students develop a computer model, compose an essay, build a physical model from recycled materials to scale, and present their cities to a panel of judges at the statewide competition in 2014. It is an outstanding program to get kids excited about engineering. The contest organizers are asking participants to sign up now. If you are interested in being a judge on one of our YMF teams, please contact Chuck Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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