Leslie Payne
Leslie Payne

Leslie Payne has over 10 years’ experience building and running community outreach and education programs for health, government and associations and is currently senior manager of programming for ASCE’s Pre-College Outreach initiative. Having moved every few years as a career military spouse, Leslie’s interest in creating and supporting community involvement came naturally as she sought to leave her mark on the communities she called home. An ardent supporter of public education and STEM career pathways, she has worked to support quality education and improve public recognition of the role of engineering plays in the quality of life we all enjoy.

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Promote the Profession

November 12, 2013

Engineers Week. You know it.  It’s the third week in February dedicated to educational outreach and a celebration of the role engineers play in the world around us. ASCE members have been...
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Promote the Profession

December 11, 2012

courtesy of the National Engineers Week Foundation   With just 10 weeks to go before Engineers Week 2013, you may want...
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Promote the Profession

October 19, 2012

Let’s face it. Going into a classroom of students can be intimidating even for those of us who consider ourselves to be ‘good with kids.’ Talking at kids and getting through to kids with a...
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Promote the Profession

July 23, 2012

Now in its 10th year, the Future City competition for kids in grades 6–8 is gearing up for another season of challenging kids to imagine, design and build cities of the future. This school based...
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Promote the Profession

February 6, 2012

President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address presented ideas and a vision that is supportive of the agenda and message of National Engineers Week.    The President highlighted the importance...
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Promote the Profession

December 22, 2011

If you’re like me, you might remember what it felt like when you suddenly realized the practicality of owning a PC; or when you realized that carrying a cell phone was actually a pretty good idea;...
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Promote the Profession

July 15, 2011

 When trying to make sense of national education policy for the improvement of education to prepare kids for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)  fields, I am...
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Promote the Profession

March 7, 2011

Two new events are capturing imaginations this week. Here at ASCE, we are keenly aware that the mission of “Engineers Week” lasts year-round. Although the official dates for 2011 were Feb. 20...
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Promote the Profession

February 8, 2011

Ever wanted to be part of a national movement that’s sweeping across the country and has the potential to have lasting impact? Then get on board with us as we celebrate National Engineers Week, the...
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