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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

Dennis Wilson, PE


A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh ('12, BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering), Dennis works for McCormick Taylor as an Associate Project Mananger in Transporation Engineering located in their Philadelphia headquarters.

Tim Abel, PE, ENV SP

Vice President

A graduate of the University of Delaware ('15, BS in Civil Engineering), Tim works for Pennoni as a highway engineer in their Philadelphia headquarters.

Lindsay Chateauvert, EIT


A graduate from the University of Connecticut ('13, BS in Civil Engineering), Lindsay is currently an Engineer of Structures at Amtrak with a focus on bridge inspection, design, and management.

John Doyle, PE


A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh ('16, BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering), John is a Multimodal design engineer at Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.


President's Message

  • Dennis Wilson, PE
  • August 20, 2021

Dear Philadelphia YMF,

First off, I would like to congratulate the entire 2020-21 YMF Board under the leadership of Katrina Lawrence on a job well done in navigating one of, if not the most, difficult years in YMF history. Despite the global pandemic, we were still able to put together a complete slate of programming and service and provide value to our membership as well as we have before.

This year we have a Board of 24 members, including our four new members; Mohamed Asker, Nooraldean Dabdoub, Ben Deatrich, and Sabrina Mamo. I would like to personally welcome each of them and congratulate them on joining our team!

Though we remain in uncertain times, I look forward to the opportunity to lead the YMF through another period of transition as we move back to in-person programming. Over the past year, we have learned so much as to how we can reach our membership virtually. I know that we as a Board can continue to utilize those tools in combination with in-person events to reach a wider audience than ever before. Though challenging, these times have created unique opportunities, and I hope that we are able to take full advantage of them!

Additionally, I plan to focus on the relationship between student members and younger members. The Society has long dealt with a low transition rate from student member to professional member. Following a recent change to the ASCE dues structure, student members are now being automatically converted to professional members following graduation and will only pay 50% dues until the age of 29.

Students have always been the future of the Society and the profession. It is up to us, as younger members, to demonstrate the value of the Society to student members and newly transitioned younger members, to retain them within ASCE, and to encourage them to help us move the Society forward. I intend to work closely with the Student Chapter leaders of our area colleges and universities to make sure that we are delivering on this initiative and supporting their chapters in the best way possible.

Since I first became involved, I have looked forward to the opportunity to lead the YMF and am extremely excited to work with this group of leaders over the course of this year!

Stay safe, and I hope to see you all soon,
Dennis Wilson

ASCE Philadelphia YMF

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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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