K-12 Outreach Committee

The Orange County Branch is working on growing our K-12 committee to not only present to students, but also to mentor teachers on how Civil Engineering concepts can be taught in the classroom.  If you are interested in participating in this committee, please contact [email protected].

Learn about ASCE's High School Civil Engineering Clubs by clicking the banner below.

 

Activities For Visitations

Marshmallow Challenge

 

Water Filtration Demonstration

Presentations and Videos From LA Section

EWeekPresentation2007

Engineers Week Presentation Script

 

Outreach Articles

Outreach - Dec 2011

Girls Inc - July 2007

Science and Engineering Fair - April 2007

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]

See Related News below for more details about recent K-12 Committee activities.

Contacts

Isamar Escobar
K-12 Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Michael Baker International
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Jenny Mital
K-12 Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Michael Baker International
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Related News

Perry Elementary STEM Night

By Jenny Mital, P.E. On March 15, K-12 committee members Crystal Mena and Jenny Mital volunteered at Perry Elementary School Science and Engineering Night in Huntington Beach. The annual science night consisted of booths with science and engineering activities ranging from biomedical to engineering, and was attended by over 100 students and parents.

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Soft Doesn't Mean Easy

By Jeff Braun, P.E. Engineering involves math and science, right? Long enough ago that I don’t want to say how long ago it was, I was a high school student who enjoyed my physics and math classes more than the history and literature readings. I loved tinkering with mechanical toys and seeing how they worked, checking out bridges and buildings to see what kept them from falling down. I loved my drafting class, where I was able to create plans for a house I may want someday.

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Starting Off Strong in 2018

By Isamar Escobar, E.I.T., ASCE’s K-12 Committee has started off the year in high gear. We have had several events through February and have many more planned for the rest of the year. Find out what we've been up to and how you can get invovled to help make a difference in young childrens' lives!

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Do You Believe in Luck?

By Jeff Braun, P.E. I had the opportunity to participate as part of industry panels for two of our Branch’s student chapters over the past couple of weeks, where we discussed how students can best position themselves for internships and career opportunities.  We discussed job search resources, developing a personal brand, networking, resume hints, and interviewing skills.  I was very impressed with the honesty students showed when sharing concerns and fears, and their motivation to invest the time and effort to best position themselves for their career.   The conversations between the attendees and panel members were inspiring, and led me to think back to my job search experiences.  I recall one of the interviews involved writing a short one-page response to a comment/question of my choosing from a list of options.  One of the questions jumped out to me right away: “Do you believe in Luck?”

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Professional Development is NOT Optional

By Jeff Braun, P.E. As Civil Engineers, we are members of a profession, not a “job” or a “trade”.  As such, we are held to a higher standard by society and our peers.  As with other professions, such as doctors, teachers, and architects, engineers are expected to maintain their level of expertise and keep up with the latest state of the practice through continued learning and professional development. It is too easy to get lost in the weeds of the daily grind, focusing on publishing the next deliverable. Before you know it, you’re ten years down the road and you aren’t aware of the latest research, software, or modeling methods; putting you at a significant disadvantage to others in the industry.

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La Brea Jr. High School Visit

By Victor Aguirre ASCE K-12 outreach members visited three high school classes in November and December to introduce students to civil engineering through a presentation and marshmallow tower activity.  See Victor's experience at La Brea Jr. High School.

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