Photo Archive

June 2018- May 2019

Please feel free to browse the archive of photos and recaps for our 2017-18 Board year events, organized in reverse chronological order below:

  • Table of Contents


  • Election Happy Hour - May 30, 2019

    On Thursday, May 30th, 2019, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF held the annual election happy hour and younger members of the ASCE Philadelphia Section were able to vote to elect the upcoming year's Executive Board (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer). Following the election, the incoming, current, and past Presidents met to appoint members to fill the other Board positions. These appointed individuals typically either held a Board position previously or reached out to express interest in serving on the Board this past April/May. All elected and appointed Board members serve a one-year term, which began on June 1st.


  • Volunteer Cleanup on the Schuylkill River Trail - May 25, 2019

    On Saturday, May 25th, 2019, ASCE YMF board members Kevin Brown, Joe Natale, and CJ Medora, along with 5 other volunteers, and Blaise Syrnick from the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, spent the afternoon performing trail maintenance, repairs, clearing and grubbing, and cleanup of the Bartram’s Mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail. After a close battle with a snake, and lots of branches, the group took in some well-deserved sights of the new trail construction along the SRT. Look for the next community service event later this summer, as well as other volunteer opportunities with the YMF Outreach Committee!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Critical Issues Seminar - May 21, 2019

    On Tuesday, May 21 the YMF held their annual Critical Issues Seminar to discuss current issues in the field of civil engineering. This year’s event was a panel discussion on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle’s facilitated by the YMF Professional Development Chair, Kevin Walsh, at Tir Na Nog bar in center city, Philadelphia. Panelists for the discussion were Mark Kopko, Special Advisor – Transformational Technology at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Erick Guerra – Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and Brett Fusco – Manager of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Office of Long-range Planning. Guests enjoyed hearing from the panelists on topics of operations, safety, planning, funding, and policy as related to connected and autonomous vehicles. The discussion ended with a Q&A session with the audience. Afterward, the ASCE YMF members and guests in attendance enjoyed the complimentary appetizers and snacks as they networked.

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup - April 20, 2019

    On Saturday, April 20th, 2019, ASHE board member Amber Midgley and ASCE YMF board member Joe Natale, along with 13 other volunteers, participated in a joint ASHE/ASCE Adopt-A-Highway street clean-up. The volunteers cleaned up a 2 mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, PA, and despite some mid-section rain, stayed mostly dry from the boots up. After the clean-up, the group enjoyed food and refreshments at the Fireside Bar and Grille where they were able to socialize and relax. Look for the next adopt-a-highway cleanup in the fall, and several other community service events this summer!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Joint Technical Social with DELCO PSPE - March 20, 2019

    On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, the Philly YMF gathered with members of the Delaware County Section of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) at Sligo in Media, PA. Over 20 attendees enjoyed networking and small bites co-sponsored by the YMF and PSPE, followed by a series of brief technical presentations with one PDH being offered to participants! Megan Todaro from Pennoni, presented on park and playground grant rehabilitation projects; Scott Cepietz from Michael Baker International, presented on the SR 222 and SR 662 multi-lane roundabout; and Joshua Pudleiner from AECOM, presented on the preservation of suspension bridges. All three presentations were not only informative but engaging and well received. The YMF would like to extend a thank you to all presenters, attendees, and PSPE for yet another successful year of this event!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Are We Placemakers? - February 27, 2019

    On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the YMF hosted a professional development event at Tir Na Nog in Center City Philadelphia. The event, hosted by Kevin Walsh, the YMF Professional Development Chair, included a PDH presentation on placemaking. Given by Matthew Reese, a professional engineer at Urban Engineers, the discussion explored the connection between placemaking and engineering—how design impacts a city’s economics, safety and well-being. The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session. Afterward, the 30 ASCE YMF members and guests in attendance enjoyed the complimentary appetizers and snacks as they networked.

    Keep an eye out for the YMF’s next professional development event: Critical Issues Seminar. This PDH event is one of the YMF’s largest and widely attended, and will be held this upcoming May. More details to follow in the YMF email blasts.

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Annual Winter Social - February 4, 2019

    On Monday, February 4th, the YMF once again hosted the annual Winter Social at McGillin's Olde Ale House. In its more than 20th year, the event was another great success with over 170 local, young engineers (including some young at heart) in attendance for a night of networking, food, drink, and fun.

    As part of the event, the YMF also held its annual charity raffle. Fueled by donations from over 30 local engineering companies, the raffle raised more than $4,000 to benefit local non-profit organizations and STEM initiatives, such as the Future City competition, Friends of the Wissahickon, and Life Do Grow farm, among others.

    The YMF would like to extend its sincerest thanks to all of our donors for their continued support, as well as to everyone who came out to the event and supports the YMF in other ways throughout the year. We could not do it without you!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Friends of Wisshickon Cleanup Event - January 12, 2019

    On Saturday, January 12th, 2019, ASCE YMF board members Scott Cepietz, Jesse Gormley, Caroline Voigtsberger and Joe Natale, along with 9 other volunteers, partnered with Shawn Green from the Friends of Wissahickon to clean up a section of the Yellow Trail in Wissahickon Valley Park. The volunteers completed the removal of an encampment that had been a hazard in the park since the summer, and cleaned a very densely littered section of trail near the Henry Avenue Bridge. Despite the cold start to the day, volunteers stayed warm and collected 23 large bags of trash and recycling, as well as one human arm-full of aluminum and steel piping, and a small boat motor. Look for the next community service event in the coming months!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Joint Happy Hour with ASHE Delaware Valley - December 13, 2018

    On Thursday, December 13th, 2018, the ASCE Philly YMF teamed up with the ASHE Delaware Valley for a joint happy hour at Conshohocken Brewery Company in Bridgeport, PA. There were about 55 attendees that enjoyed happy hour specials and an amazing selection of appetizers. Door prizes were also raffled off for those in attendance. It was nice to have the event outside of the city so that members that can’t usually make it to the events in the city got a chance to come out and network. This was the annual joint event and we certainly look forward to working together again in the future.

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Student Night at Dave & Buster's - November 13, 2018

    On Tuesday, November 13th, students and professionals attended the ASCE Philadelphia YMF’s Student Night at Dave & Buster’s. This event was the ASCE Philadelphia YMF’s annual Welcome Back Students event which welcomed back local civil engineering students from Drexel, Temple, Villanova and Widener Universities. The event began with an hour of eating/networking followed by YMF college contact co-chair Jake Nichols giving announcements for upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and information about our mentorship program and mock interview program. The group then enjoyed having fun and playing games with their free Power Cards.

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Adopt-A-Highway Fall Cleanup - October 7, 2018

    On Sunday October 7, 2018, ASCE YMF board members Kevin Brown and Joe Natale, along with 12 other volunteers, participated in a joint ASHE/ASCE Adopt-A-Highway street clean-up. The volunteers cleaned up a 2 mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, PA, and luckily the sun stayed hidden for most of the day! After the clean-up, the group enjoyed food and refreshments at the Fireside Bar and Grille where they were able to socialize and relax. Look for the next adopt-a-highway cleanup in the spring, and other community service opportunities this fall!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • PHL Airport Tour and Presentation - September 27, 2018

    On Thursday September 27, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF held a tour at the Philadelphia Airport. The group was split into two small groups that switched between the airfield tour and a PDH course. The Airports 101 course was taught by Dave Benner from Urban Engineers. The tour went throughout the airfield and focussed on the Runway 27L extension project. The group learned how airports are designed and saw these design elements in place at PHL.

    After the tour, the group went to Coaches Bar and Grill for networking and discussion.

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • End of Summer Happy Hour and Group Photo - September 13, 2018

    The YMF gathered at Morgan's Pier to celebrate the final days of summer with the annual group photo. The group photo was taken around 6PM and then everyone proceeded to enjoy appetizers and drinks amongst the company of their fellow members and colleagues. While the weather forecast showed storms, it turned out to be a beautiful, clear night with almost 50 people attending the event and making it a complete success!

    Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events!



  • Phillies Game & Tailgate - July 20, 2018

    On Friday, July 20th, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF hosted their annual Phillies Game and Tailgate event. The event was well attended, with over 100 attendees ranging from college students to section members. The weather was perfect and the tailgate was very well received. Thanks to everyone who came out and made for a great end of year event!

    Click the pictures below for more photos from YMF events: