Younger Member's Report

This Past Month’s Events

Greens Bayou Clean-Up

On Saturday, January 13th, ASCE participated in the Greens Bayou Coalition East Reach Clean-up at the Stanley Preserve. Volunteers collected trash along the property line and helped clear trees and brush to create nature trails. This was a fun event! Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped out and to the Greens Bayou Coalition for hosting the event.

Houston Food Bank Volunteer Event

On Saturday, Jan. 27th, ASCE volunteered at the Houston Food Bank. Our group prepared Senior Boxes, which provides 26 meals per box. Together with the other volunteers, we packaged about 19,890 meals! Thank you to all of the volunteers that participated.

University of Houston Resume Review Fair

On Saturday, Jan. 27th, ASCE participated in the University of Houston Resume Review Fair. Volunteers met with civil and environmental engineering students to review their resumes and answer questions about the upcoming career fair. Thank you to all the volunteers and to the UH ASCE Student Chapter for organizing and hosting the event.

This Upcoming Month

Run of Pi

On February 17th, ASCE will be volunteering at E-Week’s annual Run of Pi! The 3.14-mile fun run will take place at Lynn Eusan Park at the University of Houston Main Campus. Volunteers will help with race set-up and clean-up, manning water stations, and help with the awards ceremony. To volunteer, email by Wednesday, February 14th. Details on what to include in your email can be found on the ASCE Houston website. For more information, please visit the event website

ASCE Trivia Night Fundraising Event

This year for our fundraising event, ASCE is hosting a trivia night and would love to have your company as a sponsor! Sponsorship tiers start at $200 and go up to $1000. Each tier comes with perks including team registration and recognition for helping put on this event. The fundraiser will be on March 22nd from 6:00-8:00 PM at Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub. Check in starts at 6:00, so be sure to show up early! Individual sign up costs $15/person. If your company is interested and for more information, please email to Tim Smelcer,!

Save the Date for the 2018 AIA Sandcastle Competition

The 2018 AIA Sandcastle Competition will be held on August 25, 2018 at East Beach in Galveston. The first Sandcastle Team meeting will be held in mid-March, so look out for more updates in the coming weeks. The AIA Sandcastle Competition is an annual YM event full of hard work, teamwork, networking, and most of all, FUN! If you have never participated in the Sandcastle competition, but would like to join, please contact the Sandcastle co-chairs.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


Amanda Retta, EIT
ASCE Younger Member Forum Chair


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