Orange County Branch Newsletter
Meeting the Next Generation of Women Engineers
By Kyra Tan & Charlene Suarez l CSULB Co-Presidents 2021-2022
On February 25th, 2022, ASCE CSULB participated in the 2022 AAUW STEM Conference at Eunice Sato Academy of Math and Science High School in Long Beach, CA. Our student chapter assisted our ASCE Professional-at-Large, Marionne Lapitan, EIT, ENV SP, during her presentation about civil engineering and the StreetMix workshop. She discussed her journey from an LBUSD student to a young civil engineer. She also shared how her ASCE involvement impacted the way she works with a team and makes a difference in the community. It was an amazing experience to see so many young women interested in pursuing engineering as a career. At CSULB, we love to participate in K-12 outreach events, like these, and look forward to participating in more in the future!
Marionne Lapitan hosting the StreetMix workshop.
Female Leadership Academy Students at the AAUW STEM Conference
Marionne Lapitan, Kyra Tan, and Charlene Suarez at the AAUW STEM Conference
A Student's StreetMix Workshop Design
If you or your company are interested in helping sponsor our K-12 initiatives, the ASCE CSULB Student Chapter hosts our Annual Dream Big: A K-12 Civil Engineering Outreach event every Fall! For more information, please check out our website: https://www.csulbasce.org/dream-big.
About the Author:
Kyra Tan is currently a Civil Engineering Student at California State University, Long Beach, and an intern at the Port of Los Angeles. She is also the ASCE CSU Long Beach Student Chapter Co-President for the 2021-2022 school year. She is passionate about the Construction Management industry. Kyra can be contacted via LinkedIn.
Charlene Suarez is a fourth-year Civil Engineering Student at CSU Long Beach and an intern at Stacy and Witbeck. She is also the ASCE CSU Long Beach Student Chapter Co-President for the 2021-2022 school year. She plans to pursue a career in the Construction field. Charlene can be contacted via LinkedIn.