Younger Members Forum (YMF)

About Us

The ASCE Pittsburgh Younger Member Forum (YMF) provides an opportunity for young civil engineers to become familiar with the civil engineering community and get involved in ASCE early in their careers. The official age range is 35 and younger, but we welcome all those that are young at heart. The YMF allows younger engineers to build their professional network, give back to our communities, and interact socially. We strive to provide business contacts and create a bridge between the Student Chapters and the Section by encouraging students to join ASCE after graduation. In addition, the YMF provides younger members with recognition from their profession and their peers through awards, publication opportunities, and leadership positions.

Our Mission

The Pittsburgh ASCE YMF strives to foster an atmosphere of professional, social, and personal growth by affording young engineers opportunities for success in today's demanding engineering community.

Our long term strategic goals can be found here. 

Message from the President:

Welcome to ASCE Pittsburgh Younger Member’s Forum!

Hello and welcome to the ASCE Younger Member Forum.  The YMF is a fantastic opportunity for younger engineers in the Pittsburgh area to network with others in the engineering community, further their technical knowledge, and become more engaged in ASCE.  Personally, this forum has been of great help to me for navigating the transition from student to corporate lifestyle.  If you are looking for professional development opportunities, looking for ways to reach out to the community, just interested in socializing with new friends, or even laying the foundations for an extended professional network the YMF has something to offer you!

We have a lot of exciting things happening this year, and I invite you to check them out!  See the Calendar of Events page for upcoming YMF events such as happy hours and other social events, outreach events, and professional development opportunities.  If you are interested, our General body meetings are open to all and are a great way to take a leadership role within an organization of your peers.

We have had some fun events this year so far, such as a joint softball tournament with ASHE and ESWP, the annual camping event at OhioPyle. We are currently preparing for the annual December Dinner, to be held at PNC Park.

Looking ahead, we are working to organize a mentorship program across multiple colleges as well as the annual spring joint social which is held with other engineering organizations in the region.  In addition, we will be hosting several roaming happy hours, located outside of the city.  All these events provide great networking opportunities in a relaxed setting, and the opportunity to learn more about YMF.

There will also be several upcoming outreach volunteer opportunities, such as Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), E-Week at the Carnegie Science Center,  the Future City competition and the Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair.  We are always on the lookout for volunteers, please feel free to sign up on our mailing list if you would like to know more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Our events are always open to anyone, so bring along your family, friends, and coworkers.

If you have any questions about ASCE YMF or would like more information, please contact me at

I hope to see you soon!

Ashwin Ranna, P.E.

President, 2019-2020 ASCE Pittsburgh YMF


ASCE Pittsburgh Section YMF Meetings

The ASCE YMF holds monthly General Body Meetings, typically on the second Thursday of the month.  All members (and nonmembers) are welcome to attend our meetings. For more information or directions please contact the YMF Secretary.


Upcoming YMF Events

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ASCE Regional and National Links

ASCE National

ASCE Region 2

Committee for Younger Members

Social Networking 

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If you would like to be added to the YMF Distribution List,
please contact our Secretary.

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