The ASCE Philadelphia YMF organizes many outreach events to present Civil Engineering to undergraduate civil engineering students in the local universities.
Summaries of recent College Outreach Events are listed below. If interested in volunteering at similar events, click HERE
to contact the College Contact Co-Chairs.
When attending one of our events, your photo may be taken by one of our members and used on this website or our social media! Click on the photos for additional photos from that specific outreach event.
Table of Contents
- Work From Home Virtual Panel (XXXX 2020)
- FE Exam Presentation and Panel Event (March 2020)
- 2020 Workshop for Studet Chapter Leaders (January 2020)
- SEPTA Construction Tour (November 2019)
- Transitioning from Academics to the Workplace Presentation (November 2019)
- Q&A Panel on Grad School (November 2019)
- Region 2 Assembly (November 2019)
- Welcome Back Bowling (October 2019)
- Student Leaders Meeting (September 2019)
- Student Chapter Presentations at ASCE Philadelphia Section Dinners (2019)
Work From Home Virtual Panel at Drexel - DATE, 2020
YMF returned to Drexel, this time via Zoom, to discuss with students how our workforce has coped with the COVID-19 stay at home order. After introductions, an open discussion followed with the students and YMF volunteers Kevin Brown (Urban), Kirsten Brown (Urban), Assunta Daprano (AECOM), and Paige Glassman (TPD) on a variety of topics including sick time, working from home set-ups, social distancing on the job, and focusing strategies. YMF would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and the Drexel University Student Chapter for organizing and hosting this informative event.
FE Exam Presentation and Panel Event at Drexel - March 3, 2020
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, we visited Drexel University to discuss with students the importance of taking and passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, while explaining its role in the journey to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). YMF volunteers Dani Schroeder, Tyler Farley, and Paige Glassman kicked off the night with introductions and a brief presentation outlining the exam, testing procedures, time constraints, topics of study, and providing useful ASCE and NCEES study tools. The volunteers then joined in with several students who have already passed the exam to create a panel and field any other questions the students had. The panel not only took this time to answer students' questions, but to also share their first hand experiences and provide quality advise to prepare, perform, and conquer the exam. We would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and Drexel University Student Chapter for organizing and hosting this informative event.
2020 Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders - January 31-February 1, 2020
At the end of January, our Section and YMF played host for the 2020 ASCE Multi-Region Leadership Conference (MRLC) which included the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL), Workshop for Section, Branch, and Institute Leaders (WSBIL), and the Eastern Regional Younger Member Council (ERYMC). The conference brought over 500 ASCE leaders to Philadelphia from up and down the east coast for two days full of leadership training, ASCE information, technical seminars, and networking, among so much more.
SEPTA Construction Tour - November 15, 2019
With the help of Scott Cepietz and Anthony Fitzpatrick of Michael Baker International, ASCE Philadelphia YMF College Contact Co-chairs, Tyler Farley and Paige Glassman, organized a construction tour aimed towards college students. On November 15th, several students from the surrounding ASCE Philadelphia College Chapters toured the construction of SEPTA’s service on the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line from its current terminus at Elwyn Station to US Route 1 in Middletown Township, PA. They had the opportunity to learn about the history this Regional Rail service extending beyond Elwyn, which had been suspended in the 1980s, the construction that had already been completed in earlier phases, along with the current & future construction plans. With an early action phase to stabilize embankments on sections of this line already completed in 2010, the tour focused in on the next component of this 3-mile service restoration, which is currently underway. This phase involves significant infrastructure renewal, including retaining walls and the rehabilitation or replacement of bridges and culverts, track, catenary and structures, and signals. The last component of this project will be the construction of a new station, a 600 car parking deck, and an intermodal connection. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Sean McMahon from SEPTA and Michael Baker personnel Chris Heim, Dan Rush, and Jim Hopkins for taking the time out of their busy day to guide the tour.
Transitioning from Academics to the Workplace Presentation @ Temple - November 4, 2019
Q&A Panel on Grad School @ Swarthmore - November 4, 2019
Region 2 Assembly - November 2, 2019
Members of the YMF board attended the 2019 Region 2 Assembly at Drexel University. The event consisted of various speakers presenting on civil engineering topics targeting the current industry. The conference also provides students from universities within Region 2 the opportunity to network with other students, young professionals, and the Region 2 Governors. Board members in attendance include: John Doyle, Assunta Daprano, Tim Abel, Jesse Gormley, Kevin Brown, CJ Medora and Danielle Schroeder. Thank you, Drexel University, for hosting a fantastic event for the Region, see you at ERYMC 2020!
Welcome Back Bowling - October 23, 2019
On Wednesday, October 23rd, students and professionals attended the ASCE Philadelphia YMF’s Student Night at Pep Bowl. This event was the ASCE Philadelphia YMF’s annual Welcome Back Students event which welcomed back local civil engineering students from Drexel, Temple, Villanova, Widener, and Swarthmore. Student Night consisted of two hours of unlimited bowling and networking between students and professionals, along with some great pizza enjoyed throughout the night. To end the event, YMF college contact co-chairs Tyler Farley and Paige Glassman recognized Drexel University as the 2018-2019 #ASCEMadeMe Challenge winners and presented them with their award certificate.
Student Leaders Meeting - September 24, 2019
YMF College Contact Co-Chairs, Tyler Farley and Paige Glassman, met with ASCE student leaders from Drexel University, Temple University, Widener University and Villanova University at Drexel on September 24 to discuss the upcoming school year. Tyler and Paige explained this year’s upcoming #ASCEMadeMe Challenge, ASCE Sustainable Solutions Challenge, the YMF Mentorship Program, upcoming events, and Student Chapter proceedings, including the Student Chapter presentations at the upcoming Section Dinners. Potential event ideas were discussed, such as mini versions of the larger ASCE regional competitions, Engineering Field Day, additional student only construction tours, and CADD workshops. The Chapter leaders brainstormed qualities about each of their respective programs, and would enjoy future meet-ups among the different Student Chapters. Drexel’s ASCE Student Chapter was recognized as the winners of the 2018-19 #ASCEMadeMe Challenge, and the certificate reward will be presented at the ASCE College Bowling event on October 23.
Student Chapter Presentations at ASCE Philadelphia Section Dinner MeetingsWidener - Octover 10, 2019
The ASCE Philadelphia Section opened its 107th season in good form on a pleasant early-fall day at one of our favorite meeting spots, Maggiano’s, where those who have been here for past meetings know to come hungry. And over 90 of them did, many catching up after not having seen each other during our summer hiatus. After the “Italian feast” flowed forth and dinner was winding down, President Kazi Hassan returned to front and center for a few announcements and reports, calling upon others to help as needed. Two of those others were representing the featured Student Chapter of the evening, Widener University, and a good-size contingent of students wandered to Center City from campus to be there for the honors, bringing their professor, Dr. Vicki Brown, with them. Student Chapter President Brinn Hindermyer and Vice President Peter Stiles tag-teamed a short presentation on the many things going on at Widener. Following the Student Chapter presentation, Debra Ferraro, PE, Associate Vice President/Transportation Division Manager, and Ian Edison, Project Engineer, both of Pennoni Associates, co-presented on the Edge Hill Road and Tyson Avenue Improvement Project in Abington Township and fielded several questions afterward.
Temple - November 14, 2019
On a chilly day in November, roughly 90 folks from the ASCE Philadelphia Section gathered at Maggiano’s in Center City for our second dinner meeting of the program year. Warm welcomes and friendly banter filled the room, as new and old friends caught up on the last month and discussed the recent changes in weather. As the networking hour drew to a close, Section President Kazi Hassan began the evening by welcoming everyone and introducing the new rolling slideshow that will be featured during the beginning of each Section dinner. As the tables began to fill with appetizers of zucchini sticks, risotto bites, and more, Section Director Kevin Brown made his way to the podium to present this month’s well-deserved Volunteer Spotlight to Cricket Schreppler. Cricket currently serves as our Section’s Assistant Treasurer, the YMF Social Media Chair, and has led the Philadelphia Public Relations effort for the 2018 PA Infrastructure Report Card release. Following the Section reports including Spencer Finch’s government relations’ updates, President Hassan welcomed Temple University Student ASCE Chapter President, Ian Nelson, and Chapter Vice President, Cassandra Snook, to the front. They gave a short presentation highlighting their continued membership growth with a goal to double their numbers by next year and unveiled their new Chapter logo now featuring the well-known Temple University Bell Tower! Following a delicious family style dinner, Dale E. Russell, Deputy Practice Leader for Aviation (Northeast) and Kirsten Brown, Aviation Engineer, from Urban Engineers, presented on their Runway Rehabilitation at Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN) and College Park Airport (CGS) efforts and fielded several questions afterward.