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The Philadelphia YMF has three basic objectives: (1) provide networking opportunities, (2) interact with schools and the general public to promote civil engineering, and (3) enhance career development. We have lots of events going on to meet these objectives, and we encourage all ASCE members to participate.

Our Job Listings page features useful links to job search tools, as well as a list of our awesome Sponsors! Our Events page features listings for all our upcoming events, as well as our calendar. Our Photos page has links to pictures from all our past events. Our Outreach page has information on all of our various outreach efforts to K-12 schools, colleges, and the public. And, of course, please Contact us for more information!

The Executive Board

Eammon Farley, EIT


A graduate of Drexel University ('08, BS in Civil Engineering), Eammon works as a civil engineer for Michael Baker International in their Philadelphia transportation group.

Jesse Gormley, PE

Vice President

A graduate of Drexel University ('10, BS in Architectural Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering), Jesse works as a structural engineer for Pennoni in their Philadelphia headquarters.

Scott Cepietz, PE


A graduate of Widener University ('09, BS in Civil Engineering) and Villanova University ('14, MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering), Scott works as a civil engineer at Michael Baker International in the Transporation Department.

Katrina Lawrence, EIT


A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology ('10, BS in Civil Engineering, Katrina works for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission as a Consultant Project Manager for PennDOT.


President's Message

A Holiday Note

  • Nha Truong, PE, PMP
  • December 13, 2017

Happy Holidays! One of the best gifts of being involved with a volunteer board is the opportunity to work side by side with young leaders who are dedicated to having an impact on the local engineering community and development of future professional engineers. Together, board members and volunteers help to organize efforts that promote involvement within our community.

So far this year, the events that stood out the most to me were the college speaking panel visits held at all five (5) local university engineering programs. This effort was organized by our College Contacts Chairs, Belinda Lester and Jacob Nichols. The panel visits provided an opportunity for candid conversations between students and young practicing engineer volunteers on lessons learned throughout their college as well as professional careers. I had the opportunity to attend a few of them and sitting in front of the classroom, I felt proud to be a part of our organization where one of our main focuses is helping college students. Putting myself in the student seat, I reflected on some of the questions I would have asked. Thank you to our Board members and member volunteers on being part of the panels. Recaps of these events can be viewed here.

In the upcoming year, the YMF is planning on organizing many more events focusing on professional development, networking, and community outreach. Please visit our website and get to know our Chairs who are organizing these efforts. Also, be sure to keep up with our newsletter for more details on events, particularly the Annual Winter Social, led by Eammon Farley, where 175+ local engineers will gather at McGillin's in Center City to raise money for local charities through our raffle, with prizes donated by local engineering firms!

Lastly, ASCE membership dues, particularly the Philadelphia Section portion, assist with funding efforts that our volunteers organize to serve our local engineering community. Please remember to check the "Philadelphia Section" box as you are renewing your ASCE membership for this upcoming year.


Nha Truong, PE, PMP


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YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Andrew Halt, EIT, ENV SP
  • April 25, 2018

Have you ever heard the old stereotype of the anti-social, awkward engineer who just wants to sit in a cubicle all day and do math? Though this might've been true in a different time and place, it's clear that whoever coined that phrase never met the engineers of ASCE YMF in Philadelphia. A fun and very active society, the YMF is the best way for new engineers starting out in Philadelphia to meet others in their profession, learn about the industry, give back, and have a drink while doing it.

Even though I was active in my collegiate ASCE chapter, I was unsure whether I would participate in ASCE as much when I moved back to Philly. However, after attending my first event, the summer Happy Hour at Fishtown Hops, I knew the YMF was a fit. From a great venue overlooking the river to friendly people, I left there wanting to get more involved. Afterwards I learned about all of the other organized service events such as teaching students at the Chester A. Arthur Middle School and helping the hungry through the Philabundance event. To be able to go beyond my profession and help others is really rewarding, and the fact that I can do it while meeting other great people made it even better. Even though I'm a newer member, I have already gotten a lot out of it, as the YMF has helped to build my network, have fun, and help others. So if you sometimes feel like that anti-social engineer, get out of your cubicle and join the Philadelphia YMF, you won't regret it.

Andrew Halt, EIT, ENV SP
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