Photo Archive

June 2015 - May 2016

Please feel free to browse the archive of photos and recaps for our 2015-2016 Board year events, organized in reverse chronological order below:

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  • Election Happy Hour - May 26, 2016

    On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the YMF had its annual Election Happy Hour at the Llama Tooth in Philadelphia. There was a great turnout, with attendees enjoying the outdoor bar area and the beautiful weather! As always, the vote for the following year's Executive Board members was held. Congratulations to those elected, and really to the entire YMF membership on the completion of another great year!

  • Mid-Atlantic Region Student Conference Joint Networking & Welcome Social - April 22, 2016

    On Friday, April 22, 2016, the YMF, in conjunction with Drexel University--host of this years MARSC--hosted a networking social as the Welcome Event for all the students attending the conference. Held at 2nd Story Brewing Company in the Old City area of Philadelphia, the event was certainly a success with many students in attendance, as well as a number of local young engineers. It was a great kick-off before the weekend's main events: the concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions!

    Below are a few pictures from the event:

  • Critical Issues Seminar - April 21, 2016

    On Thursday, April 21, 2016, the YMF hosted its annual Critical Issues Seminar at Time Restaurant, Whiskey Bar & Taproom in Downtown Philadelphia. The topic for this year's panel discussion was "Grassroots Engineering: Government Relations for the Young Engineer" and featured panelists Rina Cutler, Senior Director Major Stations, Planning & Development for Amtrak; David Lowdermilk, PE, Pennsylvania Statewide Operations Manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Eric Madden, Executive Vice President for the American Council of Engineering Companies, PA; and Beth Ann Ray, Senior Manager, Grassroots Advocacy, for the American Society of Civil Engineers. The discussion was very insightful and many excellent questions were answered related to the importance of getting involved with advocacy, as well as how to go about getting involved (even at a very local level). We're already looking forward to next year's seminar!

  • Joint Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Event - April 17, 2016

    On Sunday, April 17, 2016, the ASCE YMF and ASHE YMG did a little spring cleaning with the first joint Adopt-A-Highway cleanup event of 2016! The 14 volunteers in attendance walked the two-mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, PA, picking up 105 pounds of garbage(!) along the way and bringing the route back to our beautiful standard! As usual, there was a short snack break at the turnaround point, as well as refreshments afterwards at the Fireside Bar and Grille. We look forward to the next cleanup event (more info to follow).

    Below are a few pictures from the event:

  • Joint Technical Happy Hour - March 31, 2016

    On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF and DelCo Chapter of PSPE co-hosted a happy hour featuring brief technical sessions. This has become an annual event held at SLIGO Restaurant and Pub in Media, PA. The technical sessions included a few topics including SEPTA's replacement of the Crum Creek Viaduct, among other things. The event was free, with 1.0 PDH awarded to attendees and appetizers provided.

  • West Philadelphia Soup Squad - March 24, 2016

    On Thursday, March 24, 2016, the YMF organized another soup cooking event with West Philadelphia Soup Squad to prepare portions of soup to be delivered to elderly and immobile citizens of West Philadelphia. This has become a very popular outreach event for us. Though number of participants each cycle is limited, the impact is huge! Keep an eye out for this event again in the future.

    Below are a few pictures from the event:

  • Multi-Society Happy Hour - March 24, 2016

    On Thursday, March 24, 2016, the YMF joined forces with the ASHE Delaware Valley YMC, the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Delaware Valley Section to host a multi-society happy hour. The event was held at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, PA, and allowed for networking with engineers of several different disciplines in a nice suburban setting (always a good change-up for the YMF).

  • Annual Winter Social - January 25, 2016

    On Monday, January 25, 2016, the YMF held it's most popular event: the Annual Winter Social. Held (yet again) at McGillin's Olde Ale House in Downtown Philadelphia, the event drew another huge crowd with approximately 200 people in attendance and gave away lots of great raffle prizes on the way to collecting over $2,100 in donations to give away to various local charitable organizations. As always, the event couldn't be possible without the help of all of our sponsors. And an extra big shout-out to Vice President Kevin Brown, EIT, for his role as the primary organizer this year.

  • Joint Winter Happy Hour with ASHE YMC - December 16, 2015

    On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF and the ASHE Delaware Valley YMC co-hosted a winter happy hour at Rock Bottom Brewery in King of Prussia, PA. The brewery offered up some great house-brewed craft beers, and the event allowed for some easy networking just before the holidays.

  • Engineering Law: Intro to Law & Risk Management for Design Professionals - November 19, 2015

    On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the YMF hosted a seminar on the basics of engineering law, presented by the YMF's own Michael Zettlemoyer, Esq., EIT. The presentation gave attendees a better understanding of our responsibilities as licensed professionals and as employees of our various companies, and how all that fits within society’s legal framework. The event was held at Ladder 15 in Downtown Philadelphia, and was free with 1.0 PDH provided to attendees and hors d'oeuvres provided by the YMF.

  • Welcome Back Bowling Event - October 20, 2015

    On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF hosted a Welcome Back Bowling event at Pep Bowl in Philadelphia. The event was well attended with at least 16 students and 16 engineering professionals at the event. Providing students an environment to socialize with their colleagues while in the presence of engineering/construction professionals, allowed students to comfortably engage in conversation and develop their networking skills. Pizza and soft drinks were provided by the YMF and a trophy was awarded to the student with the highest score.

    Below are a few pictures from the event:

  • Joint Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Event - October 10, 2015

    On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the ASCE YMF and ASHE YMG once again joined forces, this time on a beautiful fall day, to perform the last joint Adopt-A-Highway street cleanup event of the year. The 12 volunteers in attendance walked the two-mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, PA, picking up lots of litter along the way and making the route look great! There was a short snack break at the turnaround point, as well as refreshments afterwards at the Fireside Bar and Grille, where the group was thanked by several of the patrons for their hard work cleaning up the neighborhood. Keep an eye out for the next cleanup date in Spring 2016!

    Below are a few pictures from the event:

  • Goodbye Summer Happy Hour - July 30, 2015

    On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the YMF hosted an outdoor happy hour at Morgan's Pier, right on the Delaware River waterfront. It was a free low-key networking opportunity with appetizers provied by the YMF, and was a good excuse to get outside one last time before the cool fall days. The event was well-attended.

  • Phillies Game & Tailgate - July 30, 2015

    On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the Philadelphia, Delaware, and South Jersey's YMF hosted their annual Phillies game outing. Each year, the three hosting YMFs invite their members, as well as friends, family, and other guests to network during a BYOB tailgate with free food and softdrinks, then enjoy a baseball game at Citizens Bank Park. This year, approximately 101 tickets were sold for the game, and many more came out just for the tailgate. The Phils crushed the Atlanta Braves 4-1 and once again the weather was in our favor that day with bright sunny skies after a quickly passing sunshower.

    Below are a few pictures from the event:

  • I-476 Lansdale Interchange Construction Tour - June 30, 2015

    On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF and the ASCE Lehigh Valley Section co-hosted a free construction tour of the I-476 Lansdale Interchange project. Afterwards, a happy hour was held at nearby Margarita's Mexican Restaurant to unwind and discuss the tour.

  • Family Feud - June 16, 2015

    On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF and Young Professionals in Transportation co-hosted an evening of Civil Engineering-themed "Family Feud" at Ladder 15 in Philadelphia, PA. The event was a lot of fun and was well-attended. Light refreshments were served and prizes were awarded to the winning contestants.

    Below are a few pictures from the event: