PHOTO: Philadelphia YMF
PHOTO: Philadelphia YMF

The Philadelphia Younger Member Forum kicked off its 2017-2018 K-12 outreach initiative by visiting a high school engineering class.

Students learned about the multiple disciplines within the field of civil engineering and what it takes to earn an engineering degree.

Following the presentation, students built and tested foil boats to see whose could sustain the most weight.

The hands-on activity served as a starting point for the students’ unit on buoyancy and an upcoming underwater robot competition.

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PHOTO: Houston Section

PHOTO: Houston Section

Houston Branch

The Houston Branch hosted a volunteer event to restore Buffalo Bayou. Members and volunteers worked together to help clean the river after damages caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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PHOTO: CSUN and Cal State, LA Student Chapters

PHOTO: CSUN and Cal State, LA Student Chapters

CSUN Student Chapter and Cal State, LA Student Chapter

Members of the California State University’s Northridge Student Chapter and the California State University’s Los Angeles Student Chapter joined together at Eaton Canyon for a group hike.

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PHOTO: FIU Student Chapter

PHOTO: FIU Student Chapter

Florida International University Student Chapter

Florida International University Student Chapter students hosted the SECME Bridge Building Seminar in conjunction with the FIU College of Engineering and Computing. Members taught middle school students basic bridge engineering and construction principles to help them prepare for the 2018 District SECME Festival and Olympiad Competition. SECME is a local program that provides opportunities for students, teachers, and parents to engage in STEM activities with local colleges, universities, and engineering partners.

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Columbia University Student Chapter

ASCE’s Columbia University Student Chapter toured Shawmut’s NYC office and the site of Bottega Veneta’s flagship store. Keep up with the Student Chapter on Instagram.

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Georgia Tech Student Chapter

Members of the Georgia Tech Student Chapter kicked off homecoming week celebrations by helping clean up the Kirkwood Urban Forest in Atlanta, GA.

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PHOTO: San Antonio Younger Member Forum

PHOTO: San Antonio Younger Member Forum

San Antonio Younger Member Forum

Members of the San Antonio Younger Member Forum met at Topgolf as part of the forum’s social event of the month.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Chapter

University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Chapter members helped construct a large bonfire for the school’s annual Starvation Gulch celebrations. Students collected and unloaded semi-trucks full of palettes to build the fire. Since 1923, Starvation Gulch is an annual tradition at UAF symbolizing the passing of the torch of knowledge to new students.

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PHOTO: ODU Student Chapter

PHOTO: ODU Student Chapter

Old Dominion Student Chapter

Members of the Old Dominion Student Chapter toured the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel site. The four-lane, 20-mile-long facility provides the only direct link between Hampton Roads, VA, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In 1965, the CBBT received the ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award.

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PHOTO: Oregon State University Student Chapter

Oregon State University Student Chapter

The Oregon State University Student Chapter took home the flag football title at the Student Legacy Park in Corvallis, OR. Members played against OSU’s Associated General Contractors of America Student Chapter.

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PHOTO: GMU Student Chapter

PHOTO: GMU Student Chapter

George Mason University Student Chapter

Members of the George Mason University Student Chapter met up at the Nguyen Engineering Building for its first steel bridge build of the semester.

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PHOTO: Cincinnati Section

PHOTO: Cincinnati Section

Cincinnati Section

ASCE’s Cincinnati Section gathered members for its first meeting of the program year. Over 50 people attended the meeting, which was held at the Greater Cincinnati Water Works facility.

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