Recent Event Photos

2017-2018

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! Feel free to browse the photos and recaps below from our recent events, and check out our Photo Archive page for other past events:

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  • Critical Issues Seminar - April 25, 2018

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Philly YMF hosted its annual Critical Issues Seminar. This year, the topic was the Federal Infrastructure Plan. Shepherding the large gathering of nearly 60 people through the discussion was a distinguished group of panelists that included: Michael Girman (Vice President at AECOM and ACEC/PA's Government Affairs Committee Chair); Stephen Mullin (President and Principal of Econsult Solutions and Adjunct Instructor at Drexel University's Center for Public Policy); and last but not least Leslie Richards (Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). The discussion ranged broadly from American's infrastructure needs and current proposals from the White House to finance the infrastructure, to the challenges in securing adequate funding from a political and economic perspective. Feedback from the panelists and audience was positive. Philly YMF would like to extend a huge thank you to all panelists and attendees for yet another successful Critical Issues Seminar!

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  • Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up - April 22, 2018

    On Sunday, April 22, 2018, ASCE YMF board members Kevin Brown, Charlie Mumford, Caroline Voigtsberger, and Lauren Davenport along with eight fellow volunteers participated in a joint ASHE/ASCE Adopt-A-Highway Street clean-up. The volunteers cleaned up a two mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, PA and the weather couldn't have been better.

    After the clean-up, the group enjoyed appetizers and refreshments at the Fireside Bar and Grille, where they were able to network and relax after a hard day of work. This event was a great way for our group to contribute and make a difference on Earth Day!

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  • Habitat for Humanity Build Day - April 21, 2018

    On Saturday, April 21, 2018, members of the ASCE Philadelphia YMF Board participated in a Habitat for Humanity Build Day in North Central Philadelphia. They completed work ranging from laying down Wonderboard in preparation for the installation of tile flooring, grouting, building a fence, as well as painting and other finishing work! A big shout out to all our volunteers for helping out such a great cause!

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  • Fairmount Water Works Mussel Hatchery Tour - April 12, 2018

    On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the YMF partnered with the PA Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Water Resources Association Philadelphia Metro Area Section (AWRA) for a unique event at the Fairmount Water Works Freshwater Mussel Hatchery.

    Nearly 70 attendees joined together for networking followed by a tour of the freshwater Mussel Hatchery, courtesy of the passionate staff of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. The tour provided information about the Schuylkill Action Network and the importance of freshwater mussels to the Delaware Estuary. Angela Padeletti, Science Programs Manager at PDE, explained that mussels naturally clean our water by filtering several gallons of water per day, and even live to be 100 years old. Interestingly, they need specific fish to complete their complex life cycle, so restoring creeks and rivers is a holistic endeavor.

    Following the tour of the Fairmount Mussel Hatchery, Ken Hinde took the attendees behind the scenes of the Water Works to learn the history of the remarkable Civil Engineering Landmark! From its opening in 1815 as the sole water pumping station for the City of Philadelphia, through the creation of the Fairmount Dam and the Olympic sized Kelly Natatorium, Ken amazed the attendees with his expansive knowledge. Thank you to all of the wonderful tour guides and staff and to all those who came out for the event! Click the picture below for more photos from YMF events:



  • Joint Technical Social with PSPE - March 29, 2018

    On Thursday, March 29, 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 25 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! Eric P. Johnson from Pennoni presented on teh Thompson Ave / Sproul Rd Sewer Extension in Springfield, PA and Margaret McDevitt, also from Pennoni, presented on the Improvement Project in Coatesville, PA. Finally, Kristin Leese and Rebecca Reyman from Amtrak, presented on the Major Infrastructure Renewal Project that took place in Penn Station, NY. 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!

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  • Annual Winter Social - January 22, 2018

    On Monday, January 22, 2018, the YMF held its Annual Winter Social at McGillin's Olde Ale House in Center City, Philadelphia. This is typically the YMF's largest event of the year, and this year was another great success. Over 160 engineering professionals and students were able to catch up with colleagues, network with students and young professionals, and celebrate the Eagles recent NFC Championship victory. Attendees consumed some great food and drinks, met other local engineers, discussed career opportunities, and learned about each other's companies.

    The YMF would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the companies that donated to this year's event, with contributions exceeding $4,500 (see our sponsor board below). This year's raffle consisted of 27 prizes, worth over $2,700, all raffled off at the event. The remaining donations and money collected from raffle sales will allow the YMF to contribute to local, non-profit organizations, such as the Future City Competition, Philabundance, and other worthy causes as voted upon by the YMF Board.

    This event could not be successful without all the help of our fellow YMF members, so another big thank you to everyone who helped make this event run smoothly, particularly the YMF's Vice President, Eammon Farley, who lead the event coordination! The time and effort that all our members put in is greatly appreciated.

    We are already looking forward to another successful Winter Social next year!

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  • Joint Happy Hour with ASHE Delaware Valley - December 7, 2017

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, the YMF teamed up with ASHE Delaware Valley for a joint happy hour at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Bridgeport, PA. There were around 40 attendees that enjoyed happy hour specials and an amazing selection of appetizers. It was nice to have the event outside of the city, so that members that can't usually make it to events in the city could have a chance to come out and network. Also, it's always exciting to try out new locations and create some new connections!

    This is one of our annually recurring joint events with ASHE. We look forward to working with them again next year, including for the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up event this spring!

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  • Philabundance Hunger Relief Center - November 21, 2017

    On Tuesday, November 21st, several members of the YMF went to the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center in Southeast Philadelphia to help sort food that's been recently donated in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday! Members primarily worked in the facility's refrigeration area sorting and packaging 10,000 lbs of perishables for distribution! Everyone had a great time and left feeling like they'd made a difference.

    The YMF has a proud history of serving the Philadelphia community through Philabundance: we've made charitbale contributions numerous times, both in the form of money from the Winter Social and canned goods from our CANstruction effort. It was great to add a donation of our time to that list. We thank Philabundance for all they do for Philadelphia and look forward to working with them again in the future!

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  • Delaware River Cleanup - November 4, 2017

    Nick Kirn, Joe Natale, Lauren Davenport, and Pete Bamford from the ASCE YMF, joined United by Blue, Delaware River City Corp., Philadelphia Water Dept., The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, and Honeygrow to participate in Love Your Park Day! The groups spent he day cleaning up the K & T Trail along the Delaware River, collecting a total of 3,085 lbs of trash/recyclables! It was a great opportunity to discover this hidden gem in Northern Philadelphia and to help continue to keep the trail beautiful on Love Your Park Day!

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  • Viaduct Tour - October 25,2017

    On Wednesday, October 25th, the YMF toured the Viaduct Rail Park and got to see firsthand the progress of Phase 1 of the transformation of abandoned elevated rail lines to a new recreational facility. The tour was led by Angelo Waters and Urban Engineers who were the designers of the project. 16 Younger Members got to see some of the early structure work and the beginning of the landscaping which will made this park a destination for years to come once it opens in 2018. Everyone is excited to see what the finished project will look like. Big thanks also to our Philly YMF Technical Events Co-chairs Scott Cepietz, PE (Michael Baker) and Kevin Walsh (Pennoni) for organizing the tour.

    It's worth noting that this was the YMF's first-ever "Members Only" event. We value the input and participation of all of Philadelphia's young civil engineers, but wanted to take an opportunity to especially thank our paid members. We expect to have other member-exclusive events in the future, so if you'd like to attend please make sure to renew your membership!

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  • Welcome Back Bowling - October 24, 2017

    On Tuesday, October 24th, the YMF celebrated the start of another school year, for the local civil engineering college students, with our Welcome Back Bowling event! This has become one of our most popular annual events, with this year drawing a crowd of nearly 40 people, including students from Widener, Villanova, Temple, and Drexel Universities. Plenty of pizza was consumed and a lively bowling competition was held among the students!

    Congratulations to Mohammed Hammoudeh, from Temple University, for having the highest student bowling score! He earned the much-coveted YMF Bowling trophy and a photo with the YMF's College Contact Co-Chairs, Belinda Lester and Jake Nichols. The YMF would like to wish the best of luck to all the students with their studies this year and we look forward to seeing you at future events!

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  • Devil's Pool Cleanup - September 16, 2017

    In celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day, YMF members joined United by Blue, REI Conshohocken, and Friends of the Wissahickon to participate in a cleanup of Wissahickon Creek. Volunteers spent the morning cleaning up junk and debris throughout the creek banks and in the surrounding park. Over 900 pounds of trash was collected before it a had a chance to enter the water and make its way to our oceans. The cleanup was followed up with snacks, a group photo, and a competition to see who could find the weirdest piece of trash.

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  • YMF Group Photo and Summer Happy Hour - September 14, 2017

    The YMF gathered at Fishtown Hops Beer Garden to celebrate the final days of summer with the annual group photo. After posing with the beautiful Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River in the background, the group 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!

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  • Young Government Employee Luncheon - July 20, 2017

    On Thursday, July 20, 2017 the ASCE Philadelphia YMF presented to a group of about 25 young government employees on what the YMF is and how it, along with the ASCE in general, can be a benefit to them. During this lunchtime meeting, the presenters, Kevin Brown, Ajin Fatima, Katrina Lawrence, Chris Renfro, and Nha Truong also shared what ASCE has done for them and how it has helped them grow as professionals. After the presentation some of the guests stuck around to have one-on- one conversations with those who led the presentation. The audience was engaged and the feedback on this event was very positive.

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  • Phillies Game & Tailgate - June 2, 2017

    On Friday, June 2nd, the ASCE Philadelphia YMF hosted their annual Phillies Game and Tailgate event. The event was a great success, with over 100 attendees. The Philadelphia YMF was also joined by the Delaware and South Jersey YMF Sections. Despite a less than competitive game, the weather was perfect and the tailgate was very well received. Thanks to all the YMF members who came out and made for a great end of year event!

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