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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 Committee

Kevin Brown, EIT

President

A graduate of Widener University ('09, BS in Civil Engineering; '14, MS in Civil Engineering), Kevin works as a construction manager for Urban Engineers in their construction services department.

Nha Truong

Vice President

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.

Meredith Lis, EIT

Secretary

A graduate of MIT ('12, BS in Civil Engineering), Meredith works for DVRPC coordinating between design consultants and PennDOT for various trail projects receiving federal funding.

Eammon Farley, EIT

Treasurer

A graduate of Drexel University ('08, BS in Civil Engineering), Eammon works as a traffic planner/designer for McCormick Taylor in their Philadelphia traffic group.

Announcements

President's Message

Happy New Year to the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Membership

  • Kevin Brown, EIT
  • January 10, 2017

ASCE Philadelphia YMF Members,

While it’s a new calendar year, we’re about half way through the Philadelphia YMF year, which means I only have about six months left to serve as your President. I’m sure a lot of you have made New Year resolutions, and I’m hoping some of you can add one more to your list that would help me achieve one of my goals: outreach. One of my goals is to increase the number of volunteers of ASCE’s Civil Engineering Club™ and the YMF’s K-12 outreach initiatives so that both will continue to run smoothly.

I recently attended the Civil Engineering Club’s Fall Ceremony at the Chester A. Arthur School in South Philadelphia and had the opportunity to interact with this year’s students and parents and it was apparent that the Club was making a positive impact on the students. It was truly amazing to see how engaged the students and parents were during the design competition and how their attention was captured by the preview of the Dream Big film. Along with the YMF’s CivE Club Chairs, Kevin Walsh and Tim Abel, volunteers from the YMF membership are the ones who have the direct impact on these students. If you’re interested in participating, please reach out to Kevin Walsh or Tim Abel.

Last year Katrina Lawrence and Charles Mumford, the YMF’s K-12 Outreach Chairs, organized outreach visits and events that resulted in over 1300 students being reached by industry and collegiate volunteers. In my opinion, true industry diversity starts with K-12 outreach; we can plant the civil engineering and STEM seeds within the minds of today’s youth enrolled in schools in and around the city and some will grow into technical-minded individuals who potentially enter our industry as qualified engineers. With the bar set extremely high from last year, we are counting on you to volunteer and to spread the word about opportunities to volunteer with us, so please reach out to us if you or someone you know is interested.

Speaking of the New Year, please don’t forget to renew your ASCE membership and if you weren’t already a member, make 2017 your year to become one by joining today! Finally, don’t forget about the YMF’s Annual Winter Social which will be taking place on Monday, January 30, 2017. I appreciate everything you have done thus far and I look forward to your continued involvement with the YMF as we move into 2017.

Thank you and Happy New Year,
Kevin Brown, EIT

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Testimonials

YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Darren Black
  • February 6, 2017

For most of my college career I never really saw the importance of ASCE because I thought it was all just brown nosing and boring meetings. I fought against the idea of joining any organization like ASCE for years. That all changed the summer I interned with a member of the ASCE YMF Board and he suggested I attend one of their construction tours of the Schuylkill River Trail. Surprisingly, the event was an enjoyable experience. I was able to meet young professionals and learn about the work they did and their experience in the profession. Through ASCE, I was able to experience my first networking events while still in school. While in conversations with young professionals that I knew, I would then be introduced to other professionals at the event; I was expanding my network. I did not feel like I was brown nosing, the events were not boring, and eventually, when I started my career and participated in work discussions, I brought the skills I learned through the YMF. This allowed me to speak to my coworkers and clients with confidence, which I believe will allow me to advance more rapidly in my career. The ASCE YMF continues to serve a positive role in my career development by organizing informative sessions such as the Project Management and Budgeting presentation. I now invite my coworkers to join me at ASCE YMF events so that they, too, can enjoy the benefits the organization provides.

Darren Black, EIT
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