Community Service

The Orange County Branch is partnering with Engineers Without Borders-USA Orange County Professionals (EWB-USA OC) on a project to modify existing bridges at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  

In addition, the OC Branch is early discussions wto partner with HomeAid to imrprove new and exising structures for housing of homeless individuals in Orange County.

We are also looking into a new program created by ASCE Society called Community Engineering Corps to have more long term projects with local communities.  For more information click the banner below

To learn more about this committee, please read the attached polcies and procedures in the committee files section of this page.  If you are interested in participating in this committee, please contact [email protected]

Below in the Related News section are some articles from past events.

Contacts

Greg Henk, PE
Community Service Co-Chair
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Cassie Moeller, PE, TE
Community Service Co-Chair
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Phone: 714-963-8077 ext. 1445


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By: Arthur Retana On December 3, 2016 a group of professional engineers and myself visited the Whittier Historic Museum to speak to a group of Boy Scouts. The purpose of the speech was to introduce these young men to the field of engineering and inform them what engineering has to offer. 

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Volunteering at the McPherson Magnet School Science Fair

By Nathan Forrest, P.E. On Monday, February 13th, Josue Vaglienty and I had the opportunity to volunteer to help judge students' science projects at the McPherson Magnet School science fair. We learned about this opportunity and need through the ASCE OC K-12 Outreach Committee. This committee works hard to allow civil engineering professionals to have a classroom presence in Orange County as well as helping educators to present engineering concepts in their classrooms. 

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By Jason Goff, PE ASCE Orange County Chapter (ASCE-OC) and EWB-Orange County Professionals Chapter (EWB-OC) formed a partnership to modify five existing bridges at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  Two of the bridges, known as the Tiger Bridge and Gorilla Bridge and multi-span bridges of the abandoned monorail system; the remainder of the bridges are 50 foot long single span bridges.  The bridges will be retrofitted with guardrails for public/pedestrian use to provide access to other parts of the park not previously accessible to the public.  Click to hear about the latest project progress.

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