Connections - Spring 2015 - (Page 10)

> The society formed the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) committee to develop programs geared to engineers under age 35. YEA members benefit from special leadership opportunities plus their own newsletters and social activities. The success of the YEA program is reflected in the numbers; 9,100 Millennials are now ASHRAE members. KEEPING UPWITh ThE MIllENNIAlS Young Members Respond to Targeted Programs at AShRAE BY MARY loU JAY Members of the Millennial generation can be skeptical about the benefits of belonging to a professional association. Here's how one group is bringing more young members in. ATlANTA-BASED AShRAE REPRESENTS more than 54,000 building system design and industrial processes professionals around the world. But 10 years the society recognized it wasn't attracting enough young engineers as members. 10 Spring 15 "We realized that we can't take the perspective that young members are going to beat a path to our door," said Jeff Littleton, ASHRAE executive vice president. "We needed to create a more welcoming environment for our young people, one that was unique to their priorities." The society formed the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) committee to develop programs geared to engineers under age 35. YEA members benefit from special leadership opportunities plus their

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Spring 2015

Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
New Members
Keeping Up with the Millennials
Coaching Investments in the Workforce
A Conversation with Them Young’uns
The Sandwich Generation: Juggling Family Responsibilities
The Internship Experience
GSAE Events
Destination: Meet at the Coast
Choices: Art to the Science or the Science to the Art
Index of Advertisers
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