The Young Members Forum provides an avenue for younger engineers to become more actively involved with SEAONC. YMF's goals are to:
- Provide opportunities for our members to meet and network with each other as well as with other young professionals in the construction industry,
- Encourage professional licensure by hosting information sessions and distributing information packets about the PE exam, and
- Serve as a liaison between Bay Area universities and SEAONC by hosting student events throughout the year.
YMF hosts monthly happy hours, quarterly socials, as well as technical presentations and/or site tours about every other month. We also host several larger events, such as the annual ski trip, sailing trip, and an outing to a Giants baseball game. Several of our yearly events are held in conjunction with BAYA (Bay Area Young Architects), the local chapter of ASCE YMF (American Society of Civil Engineers), as well as CMA (Construction Millenials of America). These are all great opportunities to connect with other young professionals in structural engineering and related disciplines.
YMF Ski Trip at Heavenly Ski Resort, February 2013
Fall is upon us and YMF is taking the opportunity to reflect on all the fun we had at our recent summer events. In the past three months we have sailed on the Bay, walked across the new Bay Bridge on a site visit, visited the new 49'ers stadium in Santa Clara, partied with our peers in the architecture field, cheered on the Giants as they took on the Cubs at AT&T Park, and been to the top of the iconic 30-story building at 100 Van Ness. Most recently, we hosted one of our most successful Oktoberfest celebrations in recent years! Thanks to everyone who came out to that event and a HUGE thank you to our sponsors who made the event so great!
With many of our members taking the PE and SE exams this fall and the holidays approaching, we will be slowing down a bit with our social activities. But we're still planning a November happy hour and a technical presentation in early December, so sign up for our newsletter to get the latest information about those events!
We have seen a lot of new faces at our events recently, so if you've been meaning to get involved, now is the perfect time!
YMF'ers at a recent tour of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge construction, June 2013
Annual YMF Sailing Trip on the San Francisco Bay, June 2013
The YMF Committee with the BAYA Officers at our annual Summer Social, August 2013
To find out more about our upcoming events, visit the YMF page (must be a SEAONC member to view this page) or sign up to recieve our newsletter. We try to be considerate of your inbox by only sending emails twice a month, so sign up today!