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Current Events & Announcements

May
Guinness Brewery Social

Let's get together for some beer garden fun at the only Guinness Brewery in the US! ASCE will provide for appetizers only at 6pm. Bring some friends, there's an opportunity to win an ASCE Padfolio!

WHERE: Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 21227

WHEN: Thursday May 19th, 5:30-7:00pm

PRICE: Free to attend for ASCE members, guests/non-members, and students. ASCE will provide for appetizers only.

Day-of Contact: Susie Gibson 702-927-2678

MD Section Scholarship Committee
Call for Committee Volunteers

The ASCE Maryland Section is seeking 1-2 younger members to join the Scholarship Committee. They meet (usually virtually) on the first Wednesday of the month from May through October, mainly to plan the Scholarship Fundraiser Event which is scheduled for October 15th. If interested, please contact Keith Duerling at kduerling@ascemd.org. You can see more about the Committee on their page here.

Structural Engineering Institute, Maryland Chapter
Call for Web Admin Volunteers

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) MD Chapter is seeking 2 younger members for Web Admin positions. The work includes updating the website, creating Zoom events, and sending Mailchimp emails. For more info or if interested, please contact Isaiah Sampson at isampson@ascemd.org. You can find the SEI on their page here.

June 10th-12th
RECONNECT! Invitation to ASCE's Younger Member Council+

The ASCE Hartford Younger Member Forum is excited to host the 2022 Eastern Younger Member Council annual general meeting for Regions 1, 2, 4 & 5 (ERYMC). This meeting is being combined this year with programming traditionally offered by the ASCE Committee on Younger Members (CYM) at the Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS).

WHO: All Younger Members and Students, ASCE Membership is required

WHERE: Hartford, CT

WHEN: June 10-12, 2022. The schedule of events can be found at the website here.

PRICE: See invitation letter below. You can seek financial assistance from your employer using the Employer Support Letter template found here.

RSVP: Dates vary for registration and hotel cutoffs. After you're registered, email the leadership group at ym@ascemd.org and let us know so we can potentially travel together.

ERYMC 2022 Invitation Letter_FINAL.docx

June 16th
Axe Throwing + Leadership Interest Session

To be announced! Check the website for updates, and make sure you're subscribed to the newsletter (above) for email announcements.

WHERE: TBD

WHEN: June 16th

PRICE: TBD

RSVP: TBD

Day-of Contact: TBD

Past Events

April
Tree Planting Volunteer Event

Earth Day is April 22nd. We are celebrating by doing a Tree Planting with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy!

WHERE: 16340 Matthews Road, Monkton, MD 21111

WHEN: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022; 10:45am-2pm

PRICE: FREE for ASCE members, guests, and students.

RSVP: Required via Google Forms (& Optional through Google Calendar)

We have a MAX of 20 total volunteers, first come first serve. We welcome friends, family, students! If we get more than 20 sign ups we will continue to keep a waitlist. Children ages 8-17 are allowed, again see flyer for more details.

Contact: If you get lost day of, contact Peggy Perry, Program Director for Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at 443-415-7969

4-23-22 Tree Planting.pdf
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April 9th-10th
Volunteer at the Mid-Atlantic East ASCE Student Symposium

The Symposium, formerly known as Conference, is seeking volunteers for a few events. Join some of the YMG Board members on a professional Q&A panel, and more!


  1. *Panel is now full, thank you!* No Prep Volunteer Opportunity: ASCE Region II’s Student Symposium is looking for volunteer panelists. The YMG is participating in a panel event Q&A during the Symposium (April 9th from 5pm-6pm) and looking for additional volunteers to join and share their thoughts. Because the Symposium hosts the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe competitions, volunteers with structural and geotech backgrounds are specifically encouraged to participate. Panelists will not need to prep speaking material. The panelists will volunteer their time to answer questions from students about internships, the FE, careers, and more. There will also be a social hour and dinner afterward if interested. *Panel is now full, thank you!*

  2. Student Competition Volunteer Opportunity: The ASCE Student Symposium is taking place April 9th-10th and looking for volunteer judges for various competitions such as Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe. Come watch the up-and-coming engineers compete and help judge their skills. If interested, email the leadership group at ym@ascemd.org.

WHERE: Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD

WHEN: April 9th-10th

PRICE: Free to volunteer

RSVP: If interested, email the leadership group at ym@ascemd.org.

March
Ice Skating & Happy Hour

In-person events are back!! We are excited to finally be able to see members up close again. Join us for Ice Skating at Patterson Park followed by Happy Hour at Sharky's Bar & Grill! Surprise gift to the person wearing the most green! Bring that Irish spirit and let's have some fun!


WHERE: Patterson Park Rink (200 S. Linwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224) and Sharky's Bar & Grill (2819 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)

WHEN: Thursday March 17, 2022 5pm - 6pm and 6pm - 7:30pm

PRICE: FREE for ASCE members and guests. ASCE MD YMG is covering the cost for skating and skate rentals!

RSVP: Optional through Google Calendar

Contact: Susie Gibson (YMG President) call/text 410-914-7784, if you're having trouble finding the group throughout the night

February
PE Panel Discussion

Questions about how to prep for the PE? Curious about what others think about the change computer format? These are just a couple of items we will be going over in our open discussion with members who have taken the exam, either pencil and paper or computer, and will answer questions, provide tips, and give as much help as possible in preparation for the PE. Any questions, send an email to ym@ascemd.org!


WHERE: Zoom - us06web.zoom.us/j/89662140909?pwd=dFo2WG1aSkYySkxQeC9sbEZYMUJPQT09

WHEN: Thursday February 24, 2022 6:30PM-8PM

PRICE: FREE for ASCE members and guests

RSVP: Optional through Google Calendar

December
Winter Social - Featuring an Ugly Sweater Contest and Games

Join us for our Winter Social on Thursday, December 16 at 6:30pm. Wear an ugly sweater and join us for games and conversation on Gather.Town. We will send a link to Gather.Town the week of the event with some customized rooms for our group. Contact ym@ascemd.org to be added to the mailing list or to get the link for just this event.


WHERE: Virtual - Gather.Town gather.town/invite?token=vn1bP6L1-XGrXENn-Hvn7V0EmCvCaYKb

WHEN: Thursday December 16, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

PRICE: FREE for ASCE members and guests

RSVP: Optional through Google Calendar

Speed Networking

We've had a long year and a half of working from home, virtual ASCE events, and spending time with people we know, not making many new connections. We are excited to invite you to a virtual networking event next Thursday at 6:30pm - Speed Networking!


This is an opportunity to meet and talk to new people in your field. We'll have prompted discussion in short breakout rooms, rotating through different people.


WHERE: Virtual - Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84425718840?pwd=VmhzN3NwcjhJUWZNR2NRY1o5N2Y2UT09

WHEN: Thursday November 18, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

PRICE: FREE for ASCE members and guests

RSVP: Optional through Google Calendar

October Graduate Education Panel Discussion

Many engineers consider pursuing graduate education at some point in their careers. The decision is complex and one has to consider the benefit vs. investment, if a business or engineering degree would be more marketable, the value of a masters vs a PhD and many others.


Please join us on Thursday, October 14th from 6:30PM to 8PM virtually for to hear how five ASCE younger members answered these questions. Bring questions for the Q&A portion of the meeting!

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82795147375?pwd=aGNwZ0FUTDFWYkpDbVpIbnhsMFZhdz09

WHEN: Thursday October 14, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

PRICE: FREE for ASCE members and guests

RSVP: Optional through Google Calendar

July PE Panel Discussion


As many people prepare and begin to think about taking the PE Exam, it can be a handful. With the Fall exam coming up fast, the ASCE MD Younger Member Group is gathering for a panel discussion with some others who have already taken the exam. They will be available to answer questions, give tips/suggestions, and discuss resources. Please join us on Thursday, July 15th from 6:30PM to 8PM virtually for some helpful information if you are considering taking the PE Exam!

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/95546193437?pwd=NVhRQWQwaXFzR0RLSklLTm8wZExqQT09

WHEN: Thursday July 15, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

June

ASCE Maryland Interest Hour


Younger Members,


Are you interested in a leadership position with ASCE Maryland Younger Members? This is a great way to network and be involved in the engineering community in Baltimore as well as to grow skills to include on your resume and to use in future leadership positions at work.


Several positions will become open in the upcoming election in August- Membership Chair and Secretary or Treasurer, and all positions will be up for vote. Please see email explaining the responsibilities of each role. You can learn more about the roles and ask questions at the ASCE Maryland Interest Hour.


Please email (ym@ascemd.org) what position(s) you are interested in before the meeting.

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/97664158622?pwd=YmRKUndpUEFicC9DSi9WdlVCbXU4Zz09

Passcode: 593685

WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:15PM

May

Engineering Your Mind Workshop


Workshop Description

What is mindfulness and how can it help you become a better engineer? Research into mindfulness continues to grow and show the extensive benefits of incorporating mindful practices into our routines. These benefits range from improved mental health to increased empathy, patience, and compassion, and reduced bias. Through this Engineering Your Mind Workshop, we will explore skills you can use to manage your own stresses, the science behind mindfulness, and an overview of how mindfulness practices can strengthen soft skills necessary in technical careers for successful teamwork and leadership. The workshop will end with a 10-minute meditation.


Learn more about why technical professionals need mindfulness here.


Speaker Bio

Elyssa Dixon is a registered Professional Engineer, mindfulness and meditation coach, and founder of fleeceandforests LLC. She worked as a civil engineer in consulting for almost 8 years and realized that her passion lies in helping others succeed. Elyssa's mindfulness practice profoundly changed her life by improving her wellbeing and making her a better leader and team member. She has trained as a meditation and mindfulness teacher, understands what it means to be driven and to want to make a difference while managing interests outside of work. She has developed and presented leadership training sessions focused on personal growth and leadership skills utilizing her unique understanding of the consulting world coupled with mindfulness.

REGISTER (FREE): https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApd-6uqzMoHNCsowIUh8m2grbPKMPdZrL0

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom

WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:30PM-7:30PM

Note: Images and descriptions courtesy of Elyssa Dixon.

April

Extraterrestrial Engineering and Construction


Have you ever wondered what civil engineering challenges exist beyond our planet? Join us to hear reflections from the ASCE Earth and Space Conference and ideas for engineering an extraterrestrial future.

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom


https://zoom.us/j/96934016756?pwd=N01WRVllM0E0aG5BQ00zU0RZdzF1UT09

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

March

Specialties, Transitions, And Interviewing Panel


Have you been curious about the different specialties that are out there within civil engineering? Have you been thinking about a possible change between the private sector and public? Or going from design to construction? We will be having a panel of experienced engineers from different specialties and sectors within our profession come discuss what they do on a daily basis, give tips on transitioning into their field, and answer any other questions you may have.

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom


https://zoom.us/j/91463410826?pwd=a2pQQXVKZkNOZHZ2TU1BblN5cHJRUT09

WHEN: Thursday March 11, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

February

Ancient and Modern Engineering Trivia


Join us for our second Virtual Trivia Night! We'll compete in groups, so brainstorm some team names and brush up on your knowledge of architecture around the world, space exploration, technology, and everything engineering. We will have video and audio on. The link to the meeting is below. Have paper and a marker ready so each group's presenter can show their answer at the same time! Gift card prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Good Luck!

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom

https://zoom.us/j/94796502178?pwd=aUJ3RHBPbFVGZlRtNHBDVFBQclVEQT09

WHEN: Thursday February 11, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

January PE Panel Discussion


As many people prepare and begin to think about taking the PE Exam, it can be a handful. With the Spring exam coming up fast, the ASCE MD Younger Member Group is gathering for a panel discussion with some others who have already taken the exam. They will be available to answer questions, give tips/suggestions, and discuss resources. Please join us on Thursday, January 7th from 6:30PM to 8PM virtually for some helpful information if you are considering taking the PE Exam!

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom https://zoom.us/j/96737588312

WHEN: Thursday January 7, 2021 6:30PM-8PM

November Outdoor Happy Hour


As winter and cooler weather approaches, the ASCE MD Younger Member Group is gathering outdoors one more time in a socially-distanced setting! Please join us on Saturday, November 7th from 12PM to 3PM at Checkerspot Brewing in Baltimore for some lawn games, food, and drinks!

We ask that all attendees maintain a minimum 6-ft distance from others and wear masks except when eating or drinking.

WHERE: Checkerspot Brewing Company, 1399 S Sharp St, Baltimore, MD 21230

WHEN: Saturday November 7, 2020 12PM-3PM

October Stream Clean


Help clean up the banks of the Patapsco River! Meet up in beautiful Oella at 8AM here: https://goo.gl/maps/fJD5F6TdeQfXp1Nu5

We will walk along the banks of the Patapsco and may also walk upstream along Cooper Branch. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

WHERE: Lot adjacent Trolley Stop, Oella, MD

WHEN: Saturday October 10, 2020 8AM-12PM

September Virtual Trivia Night


Join us for our first ever Virtual Trivia Night! We will break off into small groups for trivia, so everybody can network and meet new people. Feel free to bring a drink and dress casually. We will have video and audio on. The link to the meeting is below. Have paper and a marker ready so each group's presenter can show their answer at the same time!


WHERE: https://zoom.us/j/96378574759?pwd=TlB2aEZ2WnZ1dEhWemdKOFQ2d1BuQT09

WHEN: Friday, September 18, 2020 5:30-7PM

March Pi Day Putt-Putt & Cornhole Tournament


Join us for ASCE-MD's annual scholarship fundraiser: Pi Day themed indoor putt-putt and cornhole tournament! Please consider arriving early to help the scholarship committee set up (email ym@ascemd.org).


WHERE: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel (Towson)

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 6-10 PM

COST: See Event Details Here: Event Details

February Ice Skating Social and Happy Hour


Join us for our annual ice skating social and happy hour on Friday, February 21st!


WHERE: Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Skating Center

WHEN: FRIDAY, February 21, 2020

COST: $3.00 Per Person (for skates)


If you’re in town earlier, please join us for happy hour at Sharky’s Bar and Grill prior to the event for free appetizers!


5:00 PM-6:50 PM

Sharky’s Bar and Grill

2819 Eastern Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21224


Gathering of the Transportation Minded: 2020 Kick-off Happy Hour


Join us for a joint happy hour with other Baltimore organizations to celebrate the New Year on Monday, January 27th from 5:30-7:30 at Monument City Brewery. We will hear from the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance about transportation in 2020, including likely hot topics for the upcoming legislative session. Mingle with colleagues, enjoy a transit-oriented drink, and make new friends!

January 27, 2020, 5:30 pm at Monument City Brewery

Hosted by YPT Baltimore and Central Maryland Transportation Alliance (Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/841248709637907/ )



November Happy Hour


Join us at Little Havana in Federal Hill on Thursday, November 21st for a happy hour. ASCE YM will provide appetizers.



October Happy Hour


Join us at Union Craft Brewing on Wednesday, October 16th for some fun and some networking. Click on Event Details to learn more!


October 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm



September Social - Bowling


Join us at Mustang's Bowling Alley on Thursday, September 26th for some fun and some networking. Click on Event Details to learn more!


September 26, 2019 at 6 pm



June Volunteer Event - Tree Planting


Join us at Patapsco Valley State Park on Saturday, June 8th to help plant trees. Click on Event Details to learn more!


June 8, 2019 at 1 pm



Spring Happy Hour


Join us at Little Havana in Federal Hill on Monday, April 29th for our spring happy hour. There is plenty of seating outside to enjoy the warm weather.


April 29, 2019 at 5 pm



Aquarium Tour and Happy Hour


Join the YMG for their annual National Aquarium Tour and March Happy Hour at Power Plant Live!


WHERE: National Aquarium

501 E. Pratt St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

WHEN: FRIDAY, March 29, 2019

5:00 PM-9:00 PM

COST: $10.00 Per Person


Please RSVP by Thursday March 28th.

Discounted Aquarium admission and appetizers at the Happy Hour will be provided by the Younger Members Group.



Ice Skating Social and Happy Hour


Join us for our annual ice skating social and happy hour on Friday, February 22nd!


WHERE: Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Skating Center

WHEN: FRIDAY, February 22, 2019

COST: $3.00 Per Person (for skates)


If you’re in town earlier, please join us for happy hour at Sharky’s Bar and Grill prior to the event for free appetizers!


5:00 PM-6:50 PM

Sharky’s Bar and Grill

2819 Eastern Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21224


Gathering of the Transportation Minded: 2019 Kick-off Happy Hour


Join us for a joint happy hour with other Baltimore organizations to celebrate the New Year. This event'll be a great opportunity to learn about all of the organizations increasing knowledge and experience with transportation in the region. Central Maryland Transportation Alliance's Brian O'Malley and Eric Norton will join us, too, to share an overview of important transportation topics in Baltimore in 2019 and how these will impact transportation peers. Mingle with colleagues, enjoy a transit-oriented drink, and make new friends! Light food will be provided.


January 22, 2018, 5:30 pm at B.C. Brewery



December Holiday Happy Hour


Join us at Charles Village Pub in Towson for a holiday happy hour!


December 19, 2018, 5 pm



November Trail Clean Up & Happy Hour


November, 2018, 1 pm

Avalon, Maryland

Help clean up a trail in Patapsco Valley State Park with a happy hour at Heavy Seas Brewery after!

October Bridge Visit & Happy Hour


October 20, 2018, 11am

Savage, Maryland

Visit the first ASCE Civil Engineering Landmark in the US (Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge) with happy hour at Jailbreak brewery after!