Younger Member's Report

Happy August ASCE Younger Members!

As we collectively enjoy and avoid the summer heat, take comfort in knowing that ASCE is working hard to keep you active and involved while keeping you cool. Join us at any of the exciting events below (no worries, they’re all indoors)!

Last Month’s Events:

Habitat for Humanity

Thank you to our handy volunteers! This event was a lot of fun! Volunteers worked hard, through the rain, helping with tasks such as helping to caulk and paint a house, remove scaffolding and install siding, and while the weather was still good, help install roof shingles.  Thank you Carrie for coordinating this community service event! It was a hit and there are more Habitat for Humanity builds to come in the future. See the ASCE website for photos and we hope to see you at the next build!

Upcoming Events:

Understanding Wetland Mitigation Issues-

Our next Younger Member (YM) technical seminar will be a joint event with SAME on August 10, 2017 from 11:30am – 1pm. Patrick Korn, Senior Staff Scientist at Terracon, will provide a basic understanding of wetland mitigation; issues, challenges, and expenses of wetland mitigation with respect to development; and different wetland mitigation options. Topics will include: Why Wetland Mitigation Exists, Regulatory Context, Wetland Mitigation in Galveston District, Types of Mitigation, Planning for Mitigation & Pitfalls to Avoid. Registerhere.


On Saturday, August 12th, ASCE is teaming up with ASIE to help with the North South Foundation National Finals Event at the University of Houston.  Please see the NSF website link below and flyer for more information.

NSF web site:

If you are interested in volunteering, please register at the website link provided as soon as possible!  ASCE will be participating on Saturday, August 12th from 7:00am – 1:00 pm.  If this time doesn’t work for you, but you would still like to volunteer, there are several other volunteer slots available.  We hope to see you there!

Bowling Social Event With Engineers Without Borders

Join ASCE and EWB at the Main Event August 26th from 3pm to 5:30pm for an exciting evening of bowling with a diverse group of professional engineers. Register here.


Join the Younger Members (YM's) at a tour of the Buffalo Bayou Cistern! Learn about the architecture of this unique space and the history of Houston’s water system. The tour takes place on August 24th from 6-7pm. Find additional details and register here.

Last but not least, I’d like to say farewell for now. This will be the last ASCE Younger Member newsletter that I’ll write, as August marks the change of seasons and leadership within our local chapter. It’s been an extremely busy year full of growth and excitement for all. Next year looks to have even more in store. Amanda Retta, our current Social Activities chair will be your 2017-18 YM Chair and we look forward to her and her new YM chairs leadership and inspiration.


Ashley Francis, P.E.

2016-2017 YM Chair


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