Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA)

What is YEA?

To ensure a bright future for ASHRAE and the industry, the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Committee was developed to create programs and develop a path for our young professional members. Any current ASHRAE Affiliate, Associate or Member who is 35 years of age or younger is considered a YEA member, and automatically has a wide variety of programs, events, and opportunities at their fingertips!

What can YEA do for me?

  • Professional growth and experience – In addition to your technical expertise, we want to be sure you have the tools you need to succeed. The YEA Leadership Weekend and YEA Leadership International events focus on professional development and allow you to interact with YEA members from around the world. If you want to find out how an association like ASHRAE operates, the Leadership U program gives you the chance to shadow an ASHRAE Vice President at one of our conferences.
  • Technical contribution – Getting involved with ASHRAE Technical Committees (TCs) provides you the opportunity to help guide the future of our industry. Find a TC that focuses on your area of interest, get involved, and help to make a difference! You can find a list of all TCs and a sign-up form at ashare.org/TCs.
  • Education and recognition – To make sure you’ve got the latest and greatest education, YEA offers a scholarship to every ASHRAE HVAC Design Essentials Training, or you can attend our annual YEA Technical Weekend. And since you’ve put in the hard work, why not be recognized for it and apply to be ASHRAE’s New Face of Engineering or be nominated for the YEA Award of Individual Excellence.
  • Networking – It’s all about who you know, right?! Join us at our YEA Hospitality Suite at the ASHRAE Annual and Winter Conferences to meet fellow YEA members, as well as many ASHRAE leaders who stop by. And to keep you up to speed on all things YEA, we publish a quarterly YEA Connections e-newsletter that goes straight to your inbox.

What opportunities are available?

Events

  • YEA Leadership Weekend – The Fall 2018 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held in Portland, Maine from November 2-4, 2018. Registration is $450 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 6, 2018 Learn more and register
  • YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0 – The next YLW 2.0 event will be held February 8-10, 2019 in Clearwater, Florida. Registration is $600 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included.  This event is open to any current ASHRAE member who has previously attended a YEA Leadership Weekend event and has not already attended YLW 2.0. Attendance is limited to 20 people and registration will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Registration will open on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:00pm/Noon Eastern.  Learn more and register
  • YEA Leadership International (YLI) – The 2018 YLI event will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from October 19-21, 2018. Registration for ASHRAE members will be $300 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare is not included with the registration fee, but we will offer limited airport transfers.  Learn more about the event

Honors and Awards

Have you (or a YEA member you know) gone above and beyond in regards to your YEA and ASHRAE endeavors? We want to make sure we recognize those go-getters because YEA wouldn’t be what it is today without the support and dedication of our biggest supporters!  Learn More

Training and Education

  • Mentorship Program – The objective of the YEA Mentoring Program is to create a professional partnership between a YEA member and professional member of a local chapter.  As the future leaders of ASHRAE, this program offers YEA members the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of their profession, the HVAC&R industry, and ASHRAE in general.  This is a beneficial way for YEA members to grow in their career and develop professional expertise.  Learn more
  • Leadership U – Have you ever wanted to walk in the shoes of an ASHRAE officer at the Annual or Winter Conference? Leadership U gives you that opportunity! Learn more
  • HVAC Design Essentials Training Scholarship – Interested in attending the next HVAC Design Essentials Training? Learn more about the YEA scholarship available for this educational opportunity. Learn more
  • ASHRAE Regional LeaDRS Program – LeaDRS is an ASHRAE regional program that encourages the development of future regional and Society leaders. Learn more about the program here. Learn more

Connect and Stay Current

  • YEA Connection – The YEA Connection newsletter is a member benefit received by all YEA members. If you are not receiving the newsletter please make sure youngengineers@ashrae.org is added to your safe list. Subscribe here
  • Get Involved in an ASHRAE Technical Committees – YEA Members – Want to Know More About ASHRAE Technical Committees? Download  The Young Member’s Guide to Getting Involved in Technical Committees.
  • ASHRAExCHANGE – Stay updated with upcoming events and awards through the Young Engineers Forum on ASHRAExCHANGE
  • The ASHRAE Phone App – Stay Connection App – Year-round mobile engagement is here with ASHRAE 365.  Available for iPhone and Android.  Learn more
  • Connect on Facebook.com/ashrae or LinkedIn at YEA Young Engineers Group

Need to Change Your Membership?

Are you a student member, or know of one who is about to graduate? Learn more about transferring your Student membership to Associate grade with a special discount through the SmartStart Program. Learn more

Contact us for more information about Oregon ASHRAE’s YEA program.