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COMMITTEES & GROUPS

Outreach Committee Purpose

The purpose of our Outreach Committee is to stimulate continuous growth within our organization by actively engaging with communities and professionals, thereby widening the demographic membership base. We are committed to cultivating the next generation of civil engineers by providing educational opportunities, mentorship programs, and networking events tailored to the needs and interests of young professionals. Through strategic outreach initiatives, we aim to foster inclusivity, diversity, and innovation within our field, ensuring a vibrant and sustainable future for civil engineering.

Outreach Committee Goals

  1. ASCE GGB aims to broaden coverage by ensuring inclusive programs to foster membership growth.
  2. ASCE GGB cultivates the next generation of engineers through mentorship.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date/TimeEvent
2024-06-17
09:00:00-16:00:00
Event TBD
2024-07-21
07:30:00-09:00:00
Event Title TBA

RELATED RESOURCES

OUTREACH  COMMITTEE CHAIR

Dr. Ezra Tjung is currently a Senior Engineer at Exponent in Oakland, California, USA. He has several years of geotechnical consulting experience including in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Currently, he focuses on failure analysis and litigation support for infrastructure projects with significant geotechnical aspect. Passionate about teaching, Ezra is also serving as a Lecturer of the Smart Construction and Civil Engineering Department at the Calvin Institute Technology in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is his first involvement the ASCE Golden Gate Branch.

Ezra completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley (2020) in geotechnical engineering, with a focus on numerical modeling with the Material Point Method and applications to 3D landslides and dam failures. Prior to that, he obtained his MS (2016) in geotechnical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and his BEng (2014) in Civil and Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The San Francisco Bay Area is the 6th city Ezra has ever lived in (each city for more than 3 years the others being Jakarta, Palembang, Tangerang, Singapore and Hong Kong). He enjoys photography, Christian theology, plays the piano, sings in choir and a die-hard Liverpool fans.

Program Committee Purpose

The purpose of our Program Committee is to revitalize monthly programs aimed at advancing the technical capacity and professional development of civil engineers. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing amongst peers, recognizing it as a cornerstone of growth and innovation in our field. By curating engaging and relevant events, workshops, and seminars, we aim to provide our members with valuable opportunities for continuous learning and skill enhancement. Through our commitment to excellence and collaboration, we strive to empower civil engineers to tackle current and future challenges with confidence and expertise.

Program Committee Goals

  1. ASCE GGB offers technical and social events to engage and educate local members.
  2. ASCE GGB expands its geographic reach and promotes technological advancement.
  3. ASCE GGB coordinates with local chapters of other professional organizations in the civil engineering industry to organize various events collectively.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

Mr. Ashim Gajurel is a Project Engineer at Delve Underground, based in their San Francisco office. With about seven years of professional experience in the industry, Ashim has been involved in the design, analysis, and modeling of an array of civil, geotechnical and tunneling structures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal, and a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ashim’s current endeavors at Delve Underground encompass the design of tunnels and underground structures, specializing in microtunneling, support of excavation (SOE), retaining wall design, as well as numerical modeling, and characterization of rock and soil masses. He also has extensive experience in tunnel inspections, project management & providing engineering services during construction for SOE, tunneling and Geotechnical Instrumentation projects.¬† His project portfolio is diverse, including significant undertakings on the East Coast of the US, as well as international projects in Canada and Australia.

Before his tenure at Delve Underground, Ashim honed his skills in Nepal, where he was involved in designing various hydropower components such as dams and tunnels, alongside conducting numerous slope stability analyses and roadway construction projects.