September 2017
Phx YMF News
Check out what Phx Branch YMF is up to!
As always, we have a LOT going on this month with Phx YMF! Please take a moment to browse the rest of this email for the following information and forward to anyone else who may be interested.
  • YMF Monthly Meeting - Tues September 26th at Half Moon!  
  • Community Outreach - Feed My Starving Children - Tuesday, Sept. 19th
  • University Outreach - Resume and Interviews Workshop - Sept. 21st
  • YMF Fall PE Review Course - Last Chance to Register!
  • 2017 Cornhole Tournament Save the Date - Saturday, October 28th
  • Upcoming YMF Presentations
September Meeting - Bridges to Prosperity, Jason C. HDR

This month's meeting will be held Tuesday, September 26th, at 5:30pm at Half Moon Sports Grill at 2121 E. Highland Avenue (near SR 51 at the Highland Ave/Camelback Rd exit). 
Jason, along with an industry team, joined Bridges to Prosperity (a non-profit organization) to construct a pedestrian bridge connecting two communities in Panama. The bridge was constructed over a period of two weeks. He will be presenting about his experience on the project and share some incredible photos with our group. 
YMF will also be raffling off a gift card for all attendees. 
Be sure to come out bring your business cards and enjoy a drink on us. It is a great way to get to know your fellow local engineers and make life long connections that will help immensely during your career.

Feed My Starving Children - 9/19/17
Last year a group of YMF members volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Mesa, AZ. It was one of our best outreach events and was a LOT of fun.

We have RSVP'd for a group of 15 volunteers this year to support the organization so we need volunteers! If you are available and would like to help feed thousands of children around the world, this is the event for you! 

FMSC provides nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children throughout the world. YMF volunteers will join an assembly line and race to pack as many meals as we can during our two hour session. Its a fun, fast paced event that contributes to an amazing cause.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday September 19 from 6-8pm. The facility is located at 1345 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210.

Contact Mackenzie Hagan,, if you have any questions about the event.  Or follow the link below and use the Join Code: 1201095
ASU Resume and Interviews Workshop - Volunteers Needed 9/21/17
Arizona State University's ASCE group is hosting a workshop for Resume and Interview Prep. They have asked YMF to provide volunteers to meet with students to discuss resumes and interviews. It is a great way to support our student group and potentially look for your next intern or EIT!
The event will be held on the Tempe campus from 6:30-7:30pm.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Nicolai at for more information.
Fall 2017 PE Review Course - Last chance to register!!!
Course begins Monday 9/11/17
For members (and non members) who plan on registering for the Fall 2017 PE Exam - YMF offers PE Review courses twice a year. More information about course costs and content provided here . Online registration for Fall 2017 is here
Upcoming YMF Presentation Topics

- Networking Event (October)

- Tempe Streetcar Project, CMAR (Private Consultant on Design Team)

Annual Fundraiser - 2017 YMF Cornhole Tournament
We hope you join us at our second annual cornhole tournament. Last year we hosted over 60 players and this year is shaping up to be even better! Come experience the great fun, food, and prizes.

If you are interested in more information regarding Tournament registration and sponsorship opportunities, check out our flyer   here  or contact Skye Gentile at

Job Openings
If your company is searching for a younger engineer, send us the job posting and we will include it in our newsletters.
As you can see, we have a full month! If you are new or know someone who is interested in joining our group, this month offers a lot of great ways to get involved.

I hope you to see you at one of our events this month!

- Nicolai Oliden, P.E.
Nicolai Oliden, PE, M.ASCE
President | ASCE Phx Branch YMF
Project Engineer | Ethos Engineering, LLC