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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

Nha Truong, PE


A graduate of Villanova University ('10, BS in Civil Engineering; '12, MS in Civil Engineering), Nha works for the Philadelphia Water Department as an environmental engineer for the Flood Risk Management Program.

Eammon Farley, EIT

Vice President

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


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

Joseph Natale, PE


A graduate of the University of Delaware (BS and MS in Civil Engineering), Joe works as a structural engineer for WSP in Philadelphia.


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


Read Past Presidents' Messages


YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Christina Arlt
  • February 14, 2018

Although I am a planner by training, I work with civil engineers on a daily basis. Attending ASCE YMF events has introduced me to engineers across the Greater Philadelphia region. I appreciate that ASCE YMF offers educational events, such as one I attended about stormwater management; volunteering events, like making food with the West Philly Soup Squad; and social events, like the Phillies Tailgate or the Winter Social. I look forward to attending more ASCE YMF events in the future.

Christina Arlt, AICP
Senior Planner

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