Welcome to the ASCE Younger Members Group

Welcome to the official website of the Kansas City Section of ASCE Younger Member’s Group (YMG). The YMG is deeply rooted in community service events, social events, and professional development functions that benefit ASCE Members 35 and younger in the Kansas City Metro area.

We thank the continual support of the Kansas City Section board members. Without their support, we could not and would not be as influential to the Kansas City residents in our community service endeavors.

We look forward to continuing a pattern of growth for the Kansas City YMG. Kansas City YMG members are encouraged to bring a friend or coworker to the monthly meetings or to one of our numerous service projects, other social activities, and professional development opportunities. With your help, not only will our membership continue to grow, but we will be able to better serve the residents of Kansas City. With larger numbers, we will be able to reach more students in area schools, help the disadvantaged with our community service events, and provide more functions for our members.

Welcome to the Younger Member’s Group!

A Panel of Professionals @ UMKC

The YMG hosted Adrian Keller, Lori Gies, Mike Winckler, Jeff Bartz & Terry Uhl as a panel for the discussion with the ASCE UMKC Student Chapter. During this hour long discussion about expectations during the career fair, transition from students to professionals, graduate school and our panelists’ careers, we had great engagement of the students with our professionals. The KC ASCE YMG appreciates the opportunity to participate with the UMKC student chapter in this annual event. We look forward to engaging with students, and good luck to them at the career fair next week!

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27th Annual Block Kids Building Competition

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) hosted the 27th Annual Block Kids Building Competition. The YMG volunteered to be a judge, a.k.a. “Building Inspector”, where we talked to children about their project and the world of construction. The materials for the competition include legos, construction paper, string, and aluminum foil and the children, from 1st to 6th grades, create a commercial building.

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Kansas City Officers at CRYMC!

Four Kansas City Younger Member Officers attended the Central Region Younger Member Council in Chicago on January 15th-16th 2016. During this annual leadership conference, all section and branch leaders of ASCE from Regions 3, 6 and 7 gather together. Our officers were able to exchange successful practices with other younger member group officers and gain new perspectives on activities that will benefit our KC group. This Younger Member Council in Chicago was a resounding success as two of our younger members were recognized for their dedication to ASCE and the profession: Stephen Stinger was recognized as an Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Sector, and Mike Winckler was recognized as an Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Public Sector.

We are very excited to have them as part of our vibrant younger member group! We are looking forward to participating in the next Younger Member Council next February 3rd-4th, 2017 in Minneapolis. This is a great networking opportunity within our profession, and the KC YMG appreciates the full support of the KC Section. Please let Ozzy Bravo (obravo@terracon.com) know if you would be interested in attending next year.

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Over 50 YMG Members Check Out the Mavericks!

Thanks to all those in attendance last Friday at the Mavericks game. This year 51 YMG members and guests attended and enjoyed a pre-game party at Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as the Mavericks game.  A special thanks once again to Emery Sapp & Sons for sponsoring!

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People of ASCE #1

Emily Loiselle, EIT, is the 2016 YMG Golf Tournament Chair. She is a structural engineer at Black & Veatch, designing substations within the Energy Division. She started work six months ago after graduating from Purdue University. Emily is involved with Explorer Post, a high school outreach program aimed at students interested in engineering. She also participates in a sand volleyball league. Fun Fact – Emily can read, write and speak Mandarin Chinese.

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