The ASCE Houston Branch Younger Member Group participated in many technical and social activities over the busy summer months. In June, the YM group toured the TranStar facility to learn about the services offered to Harris County and the City of Houston during emergencies, like Hurricane Harvey. Part of the tour included observing the state-of-the-art facility in action managing all traffic accidents occurring the day of the tour.
The Houston YM Group attended a Houston Dynamo Game on Friday, July 12th to have some fun after the long work week. Everyone enjoyed pre-game drinks and networks at the Orange Street Beer Garden. The Dynamo took an early lead with an exciting goal in the third minute of the game, but fell behind in the second half. Despite a Dynamo loss, the YM group had a great time.
On August 24th, ASCE Houston participated in the 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach in Galveston. The competition provides an opportunity for the group to put their engineering skills to the test in a unique way and sculpt a pile of sand into sculpture design that fits into one of the award categories. The Houston YM group won the “Traditional Sandcastle” category for the second year in a row after competing alongside 50 teams of engineers and architects. As one of the most popular events with the Houston YM group, over 60 people made the trip to the beach to help ASCE succeed.
Most recently, the group attended a tour at the Buffalo Bayou Cistern to learn about the architecture and history of Houston’s water system and the unique underground storage space.
The active Houston YM group plans to focus on continuing monthly activities to help engage existing younger members and help new members transition into the ASCE organization.