On November 12, 2017, ASCE YMF hosted the UNLV Student Chapter for the Second Annual Student vs. Professionals Kickball event at Paradise Park. The event started with a warm up mixer game to acquaint all players with the rules and allow the students to play alongside the professionals. A catered lunch was served between the mixer game and the main event. After the first inning, the students had an early 2-0 lead. The professionals rallied by scoring 4 runs in the 4th inning finishing the game 5-2. The professionals now lead the series with 1 win, 0 losses, and 1 tie.
Special thanks to event organizers Dustin Johnson, AJ Tully, Ryan Condol and Oscar Quiroz and referees Joseph Cetrulo, Alish Auch, and Walt Vodrazka. This event was funded through an ASCE STAY grant.
Kayak Trip - May 2017
Author: Dustin Johnson
On May 13, 2017, 28 young engineers departed the base of the Hoover Dam by kayak to begin an epic (8 hour) voyage down the Colorado River. The group stopped to explore the natural hot springs at Goldstrike Canyon, Boyscout Canyon and Arizona Hot Springs. After a sandwich lunch on the river bank, the flotilla paddled down the river stopping at Emerald Cave before ending their tour at Willow Beach. The participating members enjoyed the change of pace activity, some of whom have never been inside a canoe/kayak that wasn’t made out of concrete.
Written By: Oscar Quiroz
The Las Vegas Younger Member Forum (YMF) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) hosted a Kickball game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas(UNLV) ASCE Student Chapter on Saturday November 19th. The event was held to give the student chapter the ability to meet and network with YMF members in a fun and relaxed environment. To ease of student access, the game took place at Paradise Park located within 2 miles of the UNLV campus. A total of 30 professionals and 15 students registered for the event.
The event started at 11 AM with snacks and refreshments during check-in. The first game was a mixed game with each team consisting of both students and professionals. This first game allowed the students and professionals to network while playing for the same team. After the mixed game lunch was provided. This time gave everyone the opportunity network and refuel before the final game.
Finally, the Students vs Professional Kickball game was played as the last activity of the day. After one hour of play the students were down 2-7 at the bottom of the 7th and final inning. In the final inning, the students scored five runs, tying the game at 7-7. At the end of the inning the captains met with their teams and decided to end the game at a tie. However, both teams said they would claim the title next year.