On July 14 of 2021, ASCE Las Vegas YMF hosted a virtual technical tour with the participation of approximately 40 members. Bryan Mortensen, Water Operation Manager from City of Henderson gave a presentation about “Water Treatment in Southern Nevada” In the presentation Bryan discussed the different treatment processes City of Henderson WTP provides in addition to Lake Mead water demands and distribution. The presenter also explained what is reclaimed water and its different uses around the valley. The virtual tour ended with a Q&A and 3 gift cards of $20 each were raffled.
In 2021, ASCE Las Vegas YMF fundraising hosted a virtual professional development panel. The topic chosen was “Professional Development During Covid-19”. Our panelists were given a list of questions pertaining to how the pandemic, working from home, and being away from the office, have influenced their careers. We chose a group of panelists that vary in career levels. Austin Brooks,EI, is a recent undergraduate working for Stantec. Tory Jackson, PE, is a project manager for HDR. John Meng, PE, is the president/owner of Strive Engineering. Alyssa Rodriguez, PE, is the head of IT for the City of Henderson. Our moderator was Jaffer Almosawy, PE, from GCW. At the end of the event, 3 gift cards of $20 each were raffled.
On May 21, 2021, ASCE-YMF was host to the first ever virtual version of our annual Office Crawl. Like previous iterations of the event, students visited multiple engineering firms and a local entity, and shared their resumes, but this year it was accomplished virtually. Twenty undergraduate and graduate students registered for this year’s event. During the meeting, the students were able to hear presentations from 4 local/international engineering firms and one local entity. There was also a Q & A session at the end, which allowed students to hear remarks from local professionals on topics of interest. Swag bags with donated items from the firms were also available for all of the participating students. Additionally, the event was an opportunity for the local engineering community to interact with future engineering professionals and evaluate them for potential employment opportunities.
Thanks to the local engineering firms/professional for staying involved in the development of future engineers and best of luck in their career searches, to the students who participated!