Tag: K-12 Outreach

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ASCE ‘dream teams’ to bring Dream Big, outreach to the digital classroom

Educational outreach in 2020 is different than it was in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed where and how kids learn. But civil engineers have innovated and adjusted so that they can continue to inspire students around the world. “The reason I do outreach is to engage with kids and encourage them to explore the wonders of engineering. It makes me feel good passing on my...

YMG Awards Honor Philly, Mississippi

ASCE has honored the Philadelphia Younger Member Forum (large groups) and Mississippi Section Younger Member Group (small groups) with the Younger Member Group Award for outstanding professional, technical, social, outreach and community service activities.   The Mississippi Section YMG has been working to bridge the gap between students and professionals with various events ranging from community service to social events, presentations, award ceremonies and conference...

Engineering a Culture of Inclusion Part 3: Making a Difference

ASCE Plot Points continues it series called "Engineering a Culture of Inclusion," talking with civil engineers impacted by the current sociopolitical climate, sharing their experiences within and insights about the civil engineering profession, specifically as they relate to race and racism. Today we talk with Sidney May, P.E., M.ASCE, past president of ASCE’s Alabama Section Birmingham Branch. After more than a decade of work in...

COVID-19 Community Calls 14: Social Distancing Educational Outreach

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 14 features a unique spin on educational outreach courtesy of Jonathan Brower. The Dallas-based structural engineer has been organizing and running civil...

Bringing Engineering to Life

From skyscrapers and dams, to bridges and drinking water, civil engineering is integral to our quality of life. Civil engineers build modern civilization and are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the public, while harmonizing the built and natural environments. In short, civil engineers are society’s unsung heroes. That’s why it is important to celebrate the difference civil engineers make in our...

Commitment to Outreach in Kansas City Dreams Big

Imagine. It’s your senior year of high school. You’ve got a spot on the varsity basketball team. A winter awaits, full of buzzer-beaters and hardcourt heroics. But instead you give it up for … civil engineering? Tony Kulesa did just that, passing on basketball season during his senior year in favor of a job-shadowing opportunity at a civil engineering firm in nearby Aberdeen, South Dakota. Surprising as...

Three Years Later, Still Dreaming Big

It was three years ago this month that ASCE got into the movie business. “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” debuted on IMAX and other giant screens in museums and theaters around the world in February 2017. The film, presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE, showcases engineering in a colorful, dynamic and diverse way, forever changing how a generation of...

ASCE Plot Points Season 3 Episode 5: Representation

When it comes to inspiring the next generation of civil engineers, representation is so very important. Jose Castro, an assistant engineer in water resources for Michael Baker International in Irvine, California, tells his story of both how he was inspired to pursue civil engineering when he was a student and how he now inspires students through outreach work (1:52). In Extracurricular, we hear from Ashlyn Alexander,...

ASCE Plot Points Season 3 Episode 2: The Gift of Presence

Maybe you've recently been offered the chance to go work a career fair or talk to some students at a local school. And maybe you've thought, "Sure, it might be fun, but what would I even say? Why would those kids want to hear my story. I'm nobody special." But maybe you're totally wrong. Your presence for just one afternoon can have a huge effect...

What’s One Thing High School Students Should Know About Civil Engineering?

I have used most of the “Ask Anthony” articles in this column to answer questions from ASCE members about civil engineering careers. However, in this article, I’d like to turn the table and ask you a question. Recently, I’ve been getting questions from high school and some college students interested in civil engineering. They want to know what to expect in a civil engineering career....