Past Event Photos:
For a more complete listing of past events including pictures and recaps, always check here.
Elections for 2013-2014 YMF Board:
The Philadelphia Section YMF will hold its annual elections on Tuesday, May 22, 2013. The officer descriptions can be viewed here. To cast your vote, complete and submit an official ballot, which can downloaded here.
Past President Featured on ASCE National Website:
Congratulations go out to Jeremy Chrzan, P.E., who was featured on the ASCE National website's home page. Please read the full article, in which he talks about YMF participation, here.
2013 CANstruction Competition:
Last weekend, over 2,000 pounds of food was donated by local companies to Philabundance through our fundraising efforts and subsequent entry in the 2013 CANstruction competition. View photos as well as a summary of the event here.
Philly YMF Wins the 2013 ASCE CYM Younger Member Group Community Service Project Award!
Philadelphia Section YMF has been selected by the 2013 ASCE Eastern Regional Younger Members Council Awards Committee to be this year's recipient of the Outstanding YMG Community Service Project.
The awards were presented at the ERYMC dinner banquet on Saturday, February 8, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. Six (6) board members attended the banquet to accept the award on the behalf of Philadelphia YMF.
17th Annual Winter Social Facebook Winners!
Congratulations to Aaron Roche and Kristina-Peacock Jones, on their FREE admissions to YMF Philly's 2013 Winter Social! Aaron and Kristina won their free admissions just by being our Facebook friends.
"Like" us on Facebook for a chance to win free admission into future events!
College Students: Scholarship Opportunities Are Available:
Please visit the Section Website to learn about different scholarship opportunities. The deadline for one of them is January 28, 2013. Don't pass-up this opportunity to be recognized and receive some money for college.
2012 ASCE CYM Employer Recognition Award:
The Committee on Young Members (CYM) is seeking nominations for the 2012 Younger Member Employer Recognition Award. The Employer Recognition Award was created to recognize employers who support young Engineers and assist with their personal development. Nominations must be postmarked by August 1, 2012. The nomination form, which describes the award in detail, is available here.
Elections for 2012-2013 YMF Board:
The Philadelphia Section YMF held its annual elections on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. For additional information on the new board, please visit the board members page.
YMF Canstruction Team 2012 Wins "Best Meal" Award!
The team representing the ASCE Philadelphia YMF was honored with an award for their candle structure at a Gala in The Shops at Liberty Place on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
College Students: Scholarship Opportunities Are Available:
Please visit the Section Website to learn about different scholarship opportunities. The deadline for one of them is January 30, 2012. Don't pass-up this opportunity to be recognized and receive some money for college.
Philly YMF Wins the 2011 ASCE CYM Younger Member Group Website Award!
The Philadelphia Section Younger Member Forum has been awarded the 2011 ASCE CYM Younger Member Group Website Award in the large group category, represented below by a virtual web award. The actual award will presented at an event at the 2012 Northeast Regional Younger Member Council meeting in Nashville. For more information about the distinct honor, see the award letter here.
2011 ASCE CYM Employer Recognition Awards:
The Committee on Young Members (CYM) is seeking nominations for the 2011 Younger Member Employer Recognition Award. The Employer Recognition Award was created to recognize employers who support young Engineers and assist with their personal development. Nominations must be postmarked by August 1, 2011. The nomination form, which describes the award in detail, is available here.
The Philadelphia Section YMF passed its bylaws at the annual elections on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. For a copy of the new bylaws, download the document here.
Elections for 2011-2012 YMF Board:
The Philadelphia Section YMF held its annual elections on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. For additional information on the new board, please visit the board members page.
ASCE Legal Counsel is making a nationwide effort to review the Constitution
and Bylaws for Sections and YMF groups. Since national ASCE has made
recommendations to the Philadelphia YMF Bylaws, the Philadelphia YMF
is taking this opportunity to make revisions too. The proposed Bylaw
changes are located here.
The ‘track changes’ in red reflect ASCE Legal Counsel comments.
The ‘track changes’ in blue reflect the YMF Board comments.
In order to accept these revisions, 2 votes of dues paying ASCE Philadelphia
Section members under the age of 36 must be taken. The first vote will
be via oral vote and will occur at the April 28th, 2010 Critical
Issues Seminar. The second vote will occur during the January 24th,
Annual Winter Social.
second vote on the revised bylaws was undertaken during the 15th Annual
Winter Social. The changes to the bylaws were approved by the majority
and the revised document was then submitted back to ASCE Legal Counsel.
However, it turns out that the ASCE Philadelphia Section Board must
first act on and approve the Bylaw revisions and then the Philadelphia
YMF can conduct the two votes. The section board will discuss the situation
during the next board meeting. Don't worry, we will post the results
of the discussion just as soon as we can. The Bylaw revisions will pass
Development Hours & Continuing Education Requirements in PA News:
The Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers,
Land Surveyors and Geologists announced that all P.E.'s registered in
the Commonwealth must complete twenty-four (24) hours of continuing
education (CE) credits per renewal period. See the PA
Board website for more information.
General Engineering News:
Obama Signs 7-Month Extension of Surface Transportation Law
President Obama signed the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011
on March 4, 2011 to keep federal transportation dollars flowing to the
states for the next seven months. The House voted 421 - 4 for the extension
and the Senate passed it by voice vote without debate. The quick pace
was brought about because the previous extension was set to expire,
which would have halted transportation construction projects across
the country. See the bill here.
The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 will extend the 2005
highway and transit authorization law (commonly known as "SAFETEA-LU")
until the end of this federal fiscal year. This is the seventh short-term
extension of SAFETEA-LU, which was originally scheduled to expire in
2009 but has not been replaced by another long-term measure.
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