ASCE Seattle YMF Newsletter
Mid-April 2017
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Highline Community College Mentor Night - TOMORROW, Tues., April 18th
ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group Short Course and Spring Seminar - THIS Thurs. & Fri., April 21st & 22nd
Northgate Link Technical Tour - NEXT Mon., April 24th
April Westside Happy Hour - NEXT Tues., April 25th
April Eastside Happy Hour with SEAW - NEXT Thurs., April 27th
Looking for Volunteers to Judge UW Student Presentations - NEXT Thurs., April 27th
April Community Service Event - Sat., April 29th
Ballard Locks Centennial 5K Run/Walk - Sun., May 7th
May Community Service Event - Sat., May 20th
Annual Spring Picnic & Officer Elections - Thurs., May 25th
Annual YMF Golf Tournament - Fri., Aug. 18th
Volunteers always welcome! - Lake Stevens High School Civil Engineering Club
Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) - Accepting Applications until July 1st
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Please read below for reminders of what is happening the rest of April and into May!

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On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Schyler Hect
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
Highline Community College 2017 Mentor Night 
Tuesday April 18, 2017 @ 6 to 8pm

The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) is looking for more volunteers/mentors for Highline College's Mentor Night on Tuesday, April 18th from every engineering discipline. Only three mentors are registered so far! 
This mentor night is always a lot of fun and it provides the college students the chance to have their career questions answered.

Contact Luis at with questions.
ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group Short Course and Spring Seminar
Thursday and Friday April 21 & 22, 2017 

The ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group/Geo Institute Seattle Chapter will be hosting a two-day short course and seminar on Ground Improvement in Geotechnical Engineering on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Seattle.
For more information and to register for the events, please go to our website at
If you have any questions, send an e-mail to  Romulos   at
Northgate Link - Technical Tour
Monday April 24, 2017 @ 8am to 12pm

The YMF will be taking a technical tour of the Northgate Link Tunnel. The tour will allow us to see the current construction of the MSE wall and multiple concrete castings for the tunnel located in the Northgate portal, as well as the last cross passage being completed with the Sequential Excavation Method (SEM) in the University District.
The tour is full! An e-mail regarding tour details will be sent before April 20th to those attending.
If you have any questions, send an e-mail to Romulos at
April Westside Networking Event
Tuesday, April 25th @  5:30 to 7:30 pm
Brave Horse Tavern
310 Terry Avenue North, Seattle

Join us at for the April west side happy hour! The group will be seated at the long tables between the shuffleboards and bar.  Brave Horse is a 21+ establishment so please remember to bring a valid form of ID in order to get into the restaurant. 

And as always, appetizers will be on the YMF. Check out the Brave Horse Tavern Happy Hour Menu. See you then!

Contact Shelley at  with questions.
April Eastside Networking Event
Thursday, April 27th @  5:30 to 7:30 pm
Black Bottle Gastrotavern
919 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Join us at Black Bottle in Bellevue for the joint April eastside happy hour with SEAW!

As always, appetizers will be on the YMF! And check out the Black Bottle HH Menu.

Contact Dan at  with questions.
Looking for Volunteers to Judge UW Student Presentations
Thursday, April 27th @ 6  to 8 pm
University of Washington, More Hall
We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to help judge student presentations at the University of Washington.

Contact Amy  at   with questions and/or to sign up!
April Community Service Event
Saturday, April 29th @ 8 am  to 4 pm
Rebuilding Together
Columbia City, Seattle

For April's community service event, we are teaming up with the Seattle Section!

Rebuilding Together serves low-income homeowners who are elderly, living with disability, families with children, or veterans in need.  On April 29th, 2017, ASCE member volunteers will take part in Rebuilding Together Seattle's Spring Rebuilding Day. On this day, we will work together to improve the safety and health of a home in need in the Columbia City area. Please consider joining us!  

Volunteers will be provided with doughnuts and coffee, lunch and water. Also, volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, sturdy boots, and any other gear to work in rain or shine.

Contact Jessica Aguilar at if interested.
Ballard Locks Centennial 5K Run/Walk
May 7th @ 9:30am

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Locks! Contact Elyssa at for information on how to join the YMF group. Registration costs $40.

May Community Service Event
Saturday, May 20th @ 8 am  to 5 pm
Habitat for Humanity Build
Sammamish, WA

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable homes for families. Join your fellow YMFers for a day-long Habitat build at a new location in Sammamish. 
If you plan to volunteer,  please RSVP by May 12th to Kristina at . When responding, please indicate if you need or could provide a carpool.
Annual Spring Picnic & Officer Elections
Thursday, May 25th @ 5:30 pm  to 8:30 pm
Gas Works Park

2017 Golf Tournament
Friday, August 18th - 2:00 pm
Willows Run Golf Course - Eagle's Talon
10402 Willows Road NE, Redmond

Get ready for this year's golf tournament! Please keep an eye out for more information to come.

Any interested sponsors and for more information on the event, contact Matt at .
Volunteers Needed - Lake Stevens High School Civil Engineering Club

The Lake Stevens HS Civil Engineering Club can always use volunteer engineers to be guest speakers or to help lead one of the ASCE-provided hands-on activities. 

Please contact Melissa at and/or Nigel at  if you are interested in getting involved!
Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) - Accepting Applications until July 1st
November 5th - 8th, 2017
Westin Tysons Corner in Falls Church, Virginia

The ELA hosts an annual interdisciplinary leadership conference, providing training in topics such as social styles, leading innovation, global and virtual team leadership, and more. The Conference is an exciting opportunity to participate in hands-on leadership training with members of leading engineering, research, and scientific organizations.  

Each year ASCE selects members to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance conference as representatives of ASCE. Desired applicant is someone who earned a BS in an Engineering field between 3-12 years ago and is an Associate or Member of ASCE. Selected applicants receive a complimentary conference registration, but are responsible for travel expenses and lodging.
Apply to represent ASCE here! Email  Courtney at with any questions.