Join the YMG
Younger Members are defined by age 35 or younger. Of course we welcome anyone still young at heart to attend our events! To learn more about National ASCE Younger members visit the website for the Committee for Younger Members.
Already a member of ASCE?
If you are a dues-paying member of the Maryland Section of ASCE, and you are 35 years old or younger, you are automatically an official member of our Younger Member Group! You will start to receive our newsletters, and you get discounted pricing on any of our paid events (and all the other benefits below).
If you're not a member of the Maryland Section, feel free to still sign up for our newsletter here, or attend any events that interest you. Especially for those within the National Capital Section, you may work or live close to one of our events and we'd love to have you!
Students join for FREE! Once you're a student member of one of Maryland's Student Chapters, you also automatically become an official member of our Younger Member Group! Upon graduation, you'll have free ASCE Professional membership for up to 18 months. Click here for all about Student Membership and Benefits.
Not a member of ASCE yet?
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is an international organization. When you become a member, you get to choose the Section you want to join (Maryland). We highly encourage becoming a member. Some of our favorite membership benefits include:
Discounted or free event prices
Networking opportunities and career fairs
Civil Engineering Salary Report - helpful for salary negotiations
Vote for leadership
Hold a leadership, committee or chair position (and boost your resume)
Access to larger professional development ASCE events, such as Region 2 Assembly, Younger Members Leadership Symposium (YMLS), Legislative fly-in, and Eastern Region Younger Member Council (ERYMC)
ASCE Career Connections Job Board
Career by Design Resources
Win awards or honors
10 free PDHs annually (you need these when you're a PE)
While you're deciding to become a paid member...come to our events, follow us on social media, and sign up for our newsletter to see what we're really all about.
When you're ready to Join ASCE, you can see all member benefits here and sign up to become a member:
Join the ASCE MD Younger Member Group Today!
Did your work email change? Or want to add a second email address? Sign up and never miss our newsletters!
How to ask your employer for money for ASCE:
Most of our active members successfully receive reimbursements from their employer! Employers want you to advertise their company, network, recruit new employees or attract new business. Employers appreciate you being an active part of an industry society outside of work, and they typically reimburse for membership dues, event fees, and conference registration costs. Besides financial reimbursement, some employers will let you bill time for ASCE events or board meetings, for example.
You can download an ASCE provided Employer support letter template (word doc), which can be found with other resources here.
You may also check out the letter template for attending a conference event (shown to right), which of course can be edited for general membership or event reimbursements.