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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