Orange County Branch Newsletter

July/August 2016

PBL (Project Based Learning) Summer Institute

ASCE was invited to volunteer with OC Science during their STEMQuest: PBL (Project Based Learning) Summer Institute. The workshop aided teachers in developing science and engineering focused project based learning units for grades K-12. Volunteers provided science and engineering advice to bridge the gap between school and the workplace by helping teachers design projects reflective of real-world problems that would develop skills used in engineering and science careers. A variety of projects ranging from water harvesting and conservation to school recycling initiatives were discussed, and both the teachers and volunteers will be looking forward to next year’s PBL Summer Institute.