ASCE Seattle YMF Newsletter
October 2017
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2nd Annual Executive Forum - Thurs., Oct. 12th
Seeking Popsicle Stick Bridge Committee Members
Tree Planting - October Community Service Event - October 21st
September Professional Development Wrap-Up
UW Presenters Wanted
UW ASCE Service Event - Free Paddling- Fri Oct 6th
Fall Co-Ed Soccer - Weds., Sept 20th - Dec 20th
Eastside Networking...Tuesday, Oct 17th - Vivo 53
Westside Networking...Thursday, October 26th - Momiji
Pacific Science Center Volunteering Opportunity - Saturday Nov 11
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Please read below for reminders about what is  happening this fall.

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On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Ann Albright
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
2nd Annual Executive Forum
Thursday, October 12th
5:30 to 6:30 pm - Networking Reception
6:30 to 8:00 pm - Panel Discussion
Seattle University, Casey Commons, 5th Floor

Karen Doherty: HDR - Senior VP/Area Manager
Tye Simpson: WSP - NW Area Water Manager

The Executive Forum is an annual event sponsored by the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum that provides young engineers and students with an opportunity to meet prominent individuals holding leadership positions in private consulting firms, public agencies, construction companies and minority and women-owned businesses in the Seattle area.
At the Executive Forum, a group of panelists discuss their career paths and experiences, provide insight into future developments in the civil engineering field and offer inspiring advice to young engineers. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and network with engineers from other companies.

Free Admission for Students
$20 for professionals

Appetizers & Beer/Wine will be provided for 21+ (ID required)

Please print and post the Executive Forum flyer for other young engineers to learn about the event! 

For more information, please contact Dan Worthen  at .
Seeking Popsicle Stick Bridge Committee Members
Preparation for the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition is underway and we need your help! We are currently looking for volunteers to help plan and organize this unique and anticipated event. (We will be seeking volunteer help for the day-of event event at a later date). 

Positions we still need help with:

Sponsors Coordinator: contacting businesses/companies to help recruit sponsors for the event

High School Outreach: help contacting and/or visiting high schools, need multiple people

Media Coordinator: Hype the event and get word out

There are many other small tasks that could always use more assistance.  So, if you would like to help in any way please don't hesitate to reach out!

Contact Christopher Rhodes at to join the team!
Tree Planting: October Community Service Event
Saturday October 21st
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
@ Pigeon Point Park
1901 SW Genesee St
West Seattle

Join the Nature Consortium staff at Pigeon Point Park in West Seattle for a native tree and shrub planting! Volunteers needed! Event followed by pizza and live music. Please bring water and wear long pants and long sleeves as well as closed toe shoes. Gloves and tools provided!

To sign up for the event or for further information, contact Shirley Wu at

September Professional Development Wrap-Up
"A big thanks to Anthony and to those who attended our Networking event on September 19th.  I hope you all had fun, met new friends and learned valuable networking skills to use going forward with your engineering career.

"If you have any ideas for presentations or technical tours you would like to see this upcoming year please email the new Professional Development Chair Mehrdad ( )."

October - UW Presenters Wanted

Hi Everyone,
The University of Washington ASCE Student Chapter is looking for luncheon speakers to present on various topics such as projects you are working on, or general professional development tips for the students.

Presentations will take place on UW's campus.
If you are interested, please contact Romulos Ragudos at
UW ASCE Service Event - Free Paddling
Friday, October 6th
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
UW Waterfront Activities Center (WAC)
3710 Montlake Blvd NESeattle, WA 98105 
Please join the UW ASCE Student Chapter for our service event on Friday October 6th from  4:30  to  6:30 PM .

Come paddle around with us ( for free!) as we clean up trash and other debris in Lake Washington! It'll be three people to a canoe, and feel free to bring friends!

Please meet at the UW Waterfront Activities Center -  3710 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle WA 98105

If you are interested in helping our or have any questions, please contact UW ASCE ( ).
Fall Co-Ed Soccer
Wednesday evenings, September 20th - December 20th
Seattle Area

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and meet some new people? The YMF soccer is looking for one or two more guys and girls to fill out the roster for Fall Season. All experience levels are welcome.
Contact Leo Moyer at if you are interested!
Eastside Networking
Tuesday, October 17th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for the October East side happy hour! Great opportunity to network and enjoy food and drinks! Appetizers will be provided by YMF! 
Check out the Vivo 53 Happy Hour Menu

Contact Jessica Lim  at  with questions.
Westside Networking
Thursday, October 26th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for the October west side happy hour! Come network, drink, and eat! Appetizers will be provided by YMF!  Check out the  Momiji Happy Hour Menu

Contact Damani  at  with questions.
Pacific Science Center Volunteering Opportunity
Saturday, November 11th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

If you like volunteering with kids, this is the event for you! Seattle YMF is looking for volunteers for part of the day on Saturday, November 11th, to interact with some engineer-bound (potentially) kids. 

Event will incorporate some aspect of civil engineering that you will get to explain to the kids. 

Contact Nigel Lyons for more information at