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1 YEA Young Engineers In ASHRAE 2012 CRC Workshop

2 What is ASHRAE? The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. Our Mission: To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

3 What is ASHRAE?

4 Young Engineers in ASHRAE The primary objective for the YEA Committee of Members Council is to enhance our member benefits for young professional ASHRAE members by identifying activities and services focused on their needs. 1.Creating resources for chapters like: Young Member Guide Attracting and Retaining Young Engineers in ASHRAE – A Local Chapter Guide Adding PAOE to Membership Promotion, Student Activities, & Chapter Operations 2.Facilitating YEA Leadership Weekend 3.Hosting events at Society and chapter meetings 4.Offering the YEA Connection Newsletter & Facebook Page

5 Young Engineers in ASHRAE Who is the YEA Committee? Committee Chair – Matt Rowe Vice Chair – Carrie Kelty Regional Coordinators – 14 “YRC’s” – one for each Region Liaison/Membership Promotion – Roger Jones Liaison/Student Activities – Francis Lacharite Consultant – Nicolas Lemire BOD Ex-Officio – Samir Traboulsi Coordinating Officer – Tom Watson Staff Liaison – Rhiannon Loomis

6 Young Engineers in ASHRAE The YEA Institute To help you develop your skills, grow as a professional and expand your network, the YEA Institute was created to offer a variety of YEA-focused education and networking programs tailored to your specific needs: 1.YEA Leadership Weekend 2.SmartStart Program 3.Social/Networking Events at Society Meetings 4.YEA Page on Society Website 5.YEA Connections Newsletter 6.Facebook Page 7.Technical Committees Guide 8.Young Members Guide 9.Mentorship Program 10.College of Fellows Graduate Student Travel Award 11.1 st Time at an ASHRAE Meeting 12.Leadership U 13.New Faces in Engineering

7 The YEA Institute YEA Leadership Weekend is an opportunity for future leaders of ASHRAE to learn more about Society, develop soft skills and network with other young professionals. The event includes segments on understanding your own personality as well as other types, leadership development for young professionals, communication techniques and ASHRAE leadership opportunities. Objectives of leadership weekend are: –Leadership –Networking –Communication –Professional Development Leadership Weekends are held twice per year: –In the spring on the West Coast –In the fall on the East Coast YEA Leadership Weekend (YLW)

8 The YEA Institute Simply put, it’s the best way for ASHRAE student members to continue receiving the many member benefits of ASHRAE after finishing college. – The first year out of college annual membership is still only $20. – Then it is only $50 for the second year and $50 for the third year. – You save up to $420 and get three years of membership for $120. ($20-$50-$50) Smart Start Program – The ASHRAE Handbook – ASHRAE Journal – High Performing Buildings – ASHRAE Insights – HVAC Industry News – Access to more than 300 of the industry’s leading technical publications – Access to online education, satellite broadcasts and professional education classes – Online training – Professional certification – Critical industry research – Tremendous networking opportunities through chapters and committees When you transfer from Student Membership to Regular membership you gain access to the following essential ASHRAE member benefits

9 The YEA Institute The objective of the YEA Mentoring Program is to create a professional partnership between a YEA member and professional member of a local chapter. – YEA Mentor Matching Survey – complete & turn in to YEA Chair or Chapter President – If you are a recent graduate or already have some experience in the industry, this program allows you to form a relationship with a fellow ASHRAE member who is willing and able to provide you with support and guide you in the right direction. – Not to mention, your chapter can also earn PAOE points for participating in the YEA Mentoring Program – If you are a YEA member, you also have the opportunity to mentor a student member of ASHRAE. Just as you can turn to a fellow ASHRAE member for guidance as a mentor, you too can make a positive impact on the future leaders of the industry. Consider acting as a mentor! Mentoring

10 The YEA Institute –Social/Networking Events at Society Meetings Hospitality Suite at all society meetings –YEA Page on Society Website Useful links for resources, events, technical information –YEA Connection Newsletter Quarterly publication geared towards young membership –Facebook Page Find other local YEA members, network, updates on events & ASHRAE related news –Technical Committees Guide –Young Members Guide –1 st Time at an ASHRAE Meeting Networking/Information Exchange

11 The YEA Institute The YEA Institute selects up to 4 attendees to the ASHRAE Winter & Annual Conferences, starting in Chicago in January More information can be found at – Candidates selected via application process and DRC recommendation – During the meetings, candidates will be matched up with Society Officers and participate in all of their events and board meetings, including social activities – Candidates will document their experiences and present them to the YEA committee, their chapter, and their region – Hoping for the program to grow in the future! (this is the first year) Leadership U College of Fellows Graduate Student Travel Award – Chapters and Student Chapters can nominate a Ph.D. graduate student (within 2 yrs after graduation) − Fellow Fund will sponsor the recipient to attend two concurrent society meetings and an ASHRAE Fellow will act as guide to tech program

12 The YEA Institute The top ASHRAE New Face will be sent, expenses paid, to the CIBSE Conference where he/she will be hosted by a CIBSE member, receive the award at a CIBSE Event, attend events of their choice and document their travel experiences to share with ASHRAE. They will also be included in a full-page ad in USA Today with the New Faces from the other sponsoring organizations of National Engineers Week. New Faces in Engineering A recognition program for National Engineers Week. Any member can nominate a candidate who has recently graduated and made an impact in engineering. Qualifications are as follows: Engineers 30 years of age or younger as of December 31 of the current year. Nominees must have a degree in engineering from a recognized U.S. college or university, or from an equivalent international educational institution. Degrees in engineering technology, science, computer science, and similar disciplines do not qualify; a degree in computer engineering is acceptable. A photo must be included with each nomination. Please make an effort to tie at least one achievement to something the non- engineering community can appreciate.

13 YRC – YEA Regional Coordinator What I Do: Represent the Region at the annual and winter YEA committee meetings. Participate in Regional planning meeting with Regional officers Establish relationships with each chapter and regional leadership – Help Chapters establish YEA Chairs – Remain available for consultation from any chapter representative for guidance and help – Visit chapters and present on YEA in order to promote YEA in the region – Provide each chapter YEA Chair with a PAOE summary for YEA associated points – Link regional websites YRC pages to chapter YEA articles – Select a minimum of one chapter YEA article per year for publication in the YEA connection newsletter – Help to identify potential YEA members within the Region – Act as a Liaison with Student Activities (Regional Level) – Relay presentation for YEA Chairs to give to their chapters identifying all of that the YEA Institute has to offer

14 YRC – YEA Regional Coordinator Submit semi-annual updates to the DRC. Cc report to YEA Society Committee Chair. – Summarize the chapter reports – Identify YEA membership numbers for the Region Host annual CRC workshop to provide guidelines and instruction for chapter chairs. – Develop CRC presentations – Contact each chapter and invite them to the YEA CRC workshop What I Do (Continued):

15 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) ¿¿¿ What did I sign myself up for ??? Simply put, A YEA Chapter Chair is responsible for identifying the YEA membership within their chapter (ASHRAE members 35 and under), recruiting new YEA members, and acting as a guide to all that ASHRAE has to offer. Get your YEA members involved and help them to see all of the benefits of ASHRAE and particularly how the YEA Institute can enhance their ASHRAE experience.

16 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) What You Do: Host semi-annual Technical or Social sessions for YEA Chapter Members (at minimum) Each Chapter to post a minimum of one article about YEA activities in their chapter on their chapter website. Promote career development for members – Identify YEA Chapter members interested in participating in the mentorship program – Facilitate connection with the ASHRAE mentorship program Work with chapter BOG to establish YEA chapter budget Contact Student Activities chair and align YEA activities with Student activities (and Membership Promotion) Chapter YEA Chair to update with Region YRC semi-annually – Update will identify: What is your next activity? How did your last activity go (participants, cost, location, success level)? Mentorship program update. What do you need in terms of support from your YRC? How many YEA PAOE pts have you earned? Attend CRC YEA Workshop

17 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) PAOE Points  Chapter Operations  100 pts for each chapter officer or BOG member who is a YEA member (300 pts max)  50 pts for each YEA member assigned to a committee to provide YEA ideas and participation  Membership Promotion  50 pts for each YEA night (100 pts max)  50 pts for each new YEA member (300 pts max)  75 points for MP and YEA Chairs sitting on the Chapter CTT Committee to ensure chapter programs are developed relevant to the chapter membership  30 points for each pairing of mentors with new members and/or YEA mentees, and provide summary report to MP RVC on mentoring activities based on YEA Mentoring Program (300 points maximum) (points assigned by RVC by June 30)

18 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) PAOE Points  Student Activities  50 pts for each student member 35 years of age or younger that transfers from student member to associate member after graduation (200 pts max)  25 pts for any YEA member mentoring a team (i.e. ASHRAE Grant, Design Competition, Chapter Involvement, Student Branch Support)  25 pts for each YEA member that presents the ASHRAE YEA program to student branches  CTTC  50 additional points if CTT committee includes the Membership Promotion and YEA chapter committee chairs  Gives younger members a voice and an opportunity to ensure needed programs for certain demographics are offered

19 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) PAOE Points  Chapter Operations  100 pts for each chapter officer or BOG member who is a YEA member (300 pts max)  50 pts for each YEA member assigned to a committee to provide YEA ideas and participation  Membership Promotion  50 pts for each YEA night (100 pts max)  50 pts for each new YEA member (300 pts max)  Student Activities  50 pts for each student member 35 years of age or younger that transfers from student member to associate member after graduation (200 pts max)  25 pts for any YEA member mentoring a team (i.e. ASHRAE Grant, Design Competition, Chapter Involvement, Student Branch Support)  25 pts for each YEA member that presents the ASHRAE YEA program to student branches

20 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) Reporting to your YRC Your YRC may provide a form such as this (see packet) for you to complete to keep us in the loop on what is going on. (Some YRC’s may use less structured reporting format). It’s always a good idea to share success stories, failures and exciting news with your YRC at any time – you don’t have to wait for report time. Please share!

21 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) Target Membership  Student Members  Our biggest problem is low retention rate of student members. MAKE THIS A PRIORITY.  New hires in the industry (engineers, contractors, vendors)  Co-Workers 35 and under  Existing YEA members who aren’t involved – get them involved!!!

22 YEA Chapter Chairs (YCC) YEA Activities  Technical Tours (Breweries, Stadiums, Fab Shops, Labs, Plants)  Sporting events/tailgate parties  Bowling  Volleyball Tournaments  Happy Hour  Bocci Ball Tournaments  HVAC Essentials/101 Tech Sessions  Visit Intro engineering Classes with Student Activities  PE Study Sessions

23 Young Engineers in ASHRAE This is who we are. And this is what we do... We are Young Engineers (35 years old and under) in ASHRAE, an international organization who’s mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. As representatives of the YEA Institute we aim to enhance our member benefits for young professional ASHRAE members by identifying activities and services focused on their needs.

24 Young Engineers in ASHRAE... And this is how we do it... YEA Leadership Weekend Smart Start Program Social/Networking Events at Society Meetings YEA Page on Society Website YEA Connections Newsletter Facebook Page Technical Committees Guide Young Members Guide Mentorship Program Leadership U College of Fellows Graduate Student Travel Award New Faces in Engineering Social & Technical Chapter Activities Student Activities Liaison PAOE Points for your chapter

25 Young Engineers in ASHRAE CONTACT INFO: Your YRC: Bo Twumasi Your YEA Committee Chair: Matt Rowe Your ASHRAE Staff Liaison: Rhiannon Loomis

26 Young Engineers in ASHRAE “Success happens when preparation meets opportunity” Best wishes for an awesome ASHRAE Year!


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