Orange County Branch Newsletter

December 2017

ASCE OC K-12 Outreach Committee

La Brea Jr. High School Visit

By Victor Aguirre



On Friday, December 1st I had the opportunity to present to various students at La Brea Junior High School about the discipline of Civil Engineering, various computer aided tools used in industry, the importance of higher education and an engineering workshop. For the engineering workshop students worked in teams and competed by building marshmallow- spaghetti towers. During the process students learned about the importance of communication, leadership, design, construction and the impact of forces on their structures. The students enjoyed the activity while learning the science of building structures. We want to to give a special thank you to the students’ teacher Greg Beutler for providing us the opportunity to present to the students. We hope to have many successful events like this in the future!