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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

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

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

Secretary

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, PE

Treasurer

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology ('10, BS in Civil Engineering), Katrina works for McCormick Taylor as a Transportation Specialist involved in project management and various communications efforts across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Announcements

President's Message

  • Eammon Farley, EIT
  • January 9, 2019

Dear YMF Members,

I first wanted to start off the new calendar year by stating, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to the new year. Hopefully everyone got a chance to relax and share some time with loved ones. I also would like to thank all of the YMF Board Members for their hard work and dedication during the first six months of my presidency. It’s easy to forget that these individuals volunteer an abundant amount of their personal time to ensure the success of the Philadelphia YMF. This success includes bridging the gap between students and young professionals, providing opportunities to network, offering technical and professional development opportunities, and of course giving back to the community.

As the New Year turns, it gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the past year and set goals to becoming your best self. As I dive into the second half of my YMF presidency, I look back at all of the exciting events we’ve had this past fall/summer as well as the events planned, or in the planning stage for this year. Our largest networking event of the year, the Annual Winter Social at McGillin's Olde Ale House, is currently accepting RSVPs along with donations for the event. Last year, these donations allowed our YMF to raise over $3,000 for local, non-profit organizations. As a thank you to donors, we recognized them during the event, on our Award-Winning website as well as YMF social media platforms, and last year we began to provide companies the opportunity to post a job opportunity on YMF social media platforms.

During my remaining time as YMF Philly President, it is my goal to focus on student outreach (from K-12 to graduating college students) and to promote the importance and demand of civil engineers. Our nation’s aging infrastructure calls for an increase in young innovative engineers to solve the problems many individuals face every day. Infrastructure is one of the most difficult problems to solve because it’s expensive, complicated, and often divisive. It plays a vital role in the economy, as roads, bridges, rail, ports and airports assure the transport of goods along with connecting people with jobs, medical facilities, schools, recreation, etc. I encourage everyone to join me in promoting our profession as well.

Lastly, please don’t forget to renew your ASCE membership and if you weren’t already a member, don’t miss out on the member benefits, and become a member today.

Thank you and I wish you all the best this year!

Eammon Farley

President
ASCE Philadelphia YMF

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Testimonials

YMF members explain how ASCE benefits them

  • Martin Williams, PE
  • March 29, 2019

As a somewhat reluctant networker, ASCE and especially the YMF have been invaluable to me. They put me in direct interaction with my peers in low stress environments. About 6 years ago I met someone at an ASCE event that recommended a PE exam review course. After taking the course, I passed the exam on my first try. It just goes to show, you never know how valuable a new contact can be. As civil engineers I think it's important to interact with our peers and share our experiences. We should never stop learning and growing, and ASCE fosters an environment for personal and professional growth.

Martin Williams, PE
KMJ Consultants, Inc.

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