The purpose of the award is to promote excellence among the
Younger Member Groups
of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Younger member groups are defined as Associate Member Forums (AMF), Younger Member Forums (YMF), Younger Member Committees (YMC), etc. which operate at the Section and Branch level. It does not include Younger Member Councils. The Younger Member Group Award was officially instituted by action of the Society on July 9, 1985.