Design Challenge


ASCE Orange County is proud to present the first-ever ASCE Orange County Design Challenge! This new program was developed to inspire our ASCE Younger Members to think of innovative solutions for common problems in the civil engineering industry. Through this fun and engaging competition format, teams will have the opportunity to collaborate and respond to our Community Partner’s problem statement, present to an esteemed panel of judges, and compete for a grand prize!

The ASCE OC Design Challenge is a three-week multidisciplinary proposal-style event that will challenge and inspire Younger Members to create innovative solutions for current and future infrastructure challenges. ASCE Younger Members will form small teams of 3 to 5 members to compete and collaborate for the best innovative proposal that addresses a multidisciplinary Design Challenge prompt developed by our Community Partner!


To inspire Younger Members to create innovative solutions for current and future civil engineering challenges.


A cohesive platform for Younger Members to explore and imagine the future of our industry and provide our Community Partners with potential solutions for implementation.

Design Challenge 2021 

When: January 17th, 2021 – March 18th, 2021

Community Partner: City of Anaheim, Department of Public Works

Team Registration: Register on both our Eventbrite and Google Form!

Info Session # 1: Thursday, December 17th, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Register here)

Info Session # 2: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Register here)

For questions, please contact the Design Challenge Committee at!

Alex Lin
Design Challenge Chair

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Welcome to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County Younger Member Forum (OC YMF)! For those who are new to our organization, OC YMF aims to help Younger Members grow professionally and serve the public and communities!

I am blessed and honored to be serving as President for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and contribute to the amazing legacy of OC YMF. A little about me: I work at Parsons as a Road & Highway Engineer and I am so grateful for the support, technical and soft skills I have learned through YMF to enhance my career! I have been in Orange County for 5 years now and love the community of family, friends, and colleagues that has grown over the years and enjoy all the fun things that the OC has to offer!

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