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.

Upcoming Events

September 28th, 2017

ASCE K-12 Outreach: Ask a Scientist/Engineer Night

Santiago Elementary School
2212 North Baker Street, Santa Ana, CA

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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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3 Georges With a Lot In Common

By Josue Vaglienty, P.E. The 4th of July is always a great time to celebrate summer and our nation’s Independence Day, alongside our family and friends. This year, while you’re busy eating BBQ, enjoying a day at the beach, or watching fireworks – take a moment and consider this - If it wasn’t for the seven Founding Fathers, the 4th of July would be no more special than the 5th of July! More importantly, one of those Founding Fathers was a critical figure whose courage, influence, and leadership led the way in transforming 13 American colonies into the United States of America. That individual’s name was George Washington – a surveyor and civil engineer (as well as an incredible war hero and our country’s first president)! As it turns out, there are at least two other significant American civil engineers by the same name that you may or may not have known about:

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The Shake Table Challenge

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The Platinum Rule

By Elizabeth Ruedas, EIT THE PLATINUM RULE "Treat others the way they want to be treated." Although an effective way to get small children to behave, "treat others the way you want to be treated" sets us up to be ineffective communicators in the long run. We know that communication, or the lack thereof, is at the center of all good and bad relationships, whether it be at work or in our personal life. Similarly, we all like to receive information differently and perform best when those needs are met. Therefore, tailoring our message to meet the needs of others will not only help us become effective communicators, but strengthen relationships, improve performance, and minimize conflict. 

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The ā€œIā€ Word

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Mock Interview Workshop

By Gabreelle Gonzalez, E.I.T.  On March 11th the annual OC Mock Interview Workshop was hosted at Fuscoe Engineering.  Local University students (UCI, CSUF, & CSULB) were given the opportunity to strengthen their networking and interviewing skills with the help of industry professionals. The workshop was preceded by a series of Resume/Interview panels at each University, allowing students to prepare for their upcoming interviews. 

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