ASCE Louisville Branch Younger Member Group
Younger Member Group (YMG) programs are designed to offer opportunities to network with peers, learn more about the profession, provide recognition, and encourage the full professional development of Younger Members. ASCE classifies a Younger Member
to be any member 35-years of age or younger. Our group also recognizes student members from the University of Louisville as younger members.
The Louisville Branch YMG strives to be a diverse group that undertakes a variety of activities, including monthly lunch meetings, community service projects, social activities, construction tours, and professional development opportunities. A couple of our annual events include a UofL Men's Basketball Game, MathCounts Competition, Repair Affair (Wheelchair Ramp Design & Build), and Project Warm (Winterizing Homes).
Feel free to let us know if you would like to join our email distribution list or if you have any activity suggestions.
Younger Member Group President
August 10, 2023 - Churchill Downs Construction Site Tour
The ASCE YMG toured the Churchill Downs construction site on August 10, 2023. 14 of the Young Members on the tour. The tour started with a presentation on the history of Churchill Downs with a particular focus on the more recent and ongoing renovations. The group was then taken to the new seating area at the top of the main grandstands, which has been opened up with a glass wall that overlooks the paddock. The group then shown the improvements to the main grand stand building. The group also toured each of the two new exclusive clubs for then new paddock improvements. The group then shown the new paddock area form the end opposite the grandstands before finishing the tour with a group photo on top of the building next to the twin spires.
June 3, 10, 15 & 16, 2023 - Repair Affair
Repair Affair is a yearly event hosted by New Directions Housing Corporation (NDHC) to assist homeowners in need of home repairs. The ASCE Louisville YMG has participated in this event for about 16 years now. This year, Louisville YMG combined with Louisville Branch and University of Louisville Student Chapter constructed a wheelchair ramp for a homeowner in need. ASCE designed the ramp, submitted a permit from the city for the build (funded by NDHC), developed the materials list, obtained the materials (funded by NDHC), and constructed the ramp.
This year was the 30th anniversary for the event. Local news stations and Louisville Mayor Greenberg stopped by the ASCE volunteer house to highlight the wheelchair ramp build efforts.