Engineers Week 2019 is here and ASCE members have geared up to take part. This year’s theme, Engineers: Invent Amazing, is on par with everything members have accomplished so far.
ASCE Announces 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professionals
ASCE celebrated its 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional, a group of 10 talented young professionals who are taking the civil engineering industry by storm. From helping communities around the world to combating climate change, these innovators continue to make their mark on the profession.
“Looking back, I never thought I’d be named a top 10 ASCE New Face of Civil Engineering. Standing beside these nine incredible individuals from across the country is a surreal experience.”
– Garit Poire, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE, Tallahassee, FL
Los Angeles Younger Member Forum Inspires the Next Generation
The Los Angeles Younger Member Forum hosts special events during Engineers Week to inspire students to become leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math. Members plan fun and engaging activities like Elementary School Day, Middle School Day, High School Day, Girl Day, and Girl Scouts Day. From egg drop competitions to a university tour, each day allows K-12 students to discover engineering in different ways. The action-packed week, led by dedicated volunteers, is a platform to show students that engineering is not only important but fun too.
“I would have loved to participate in a week like this as a student, so it gives me great joy to be able to provide Engineers Week events for other students and future engineers!”
– Monica Morales, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, LA YMF Engineers Week 2019 Chair
ASCE Members Participate in Annual Future City Competition
Now in its 27th year, DiscoverE’s Future City challenges middle-school students to imagine, design, and build sustainable cities of the future. Many ASCE members serve as team mentors or regional coordinators. Don Wittmer, P.E., M.ASCE, is a regional coordinator in Chicago and continues to volunteer in both the Illinois Future City Competition and as the judging coordinator for the national competition in Washington, DC. ASCE 2019 President Robin A. Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE, also joined in to judge students’ creations.
A team from Sacred Heart Middle School in Boise, ID, earned ASCE’s award for Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems. This year’s first-place prize, sponsored by Bentley Systems, went to Warwick Middle School in Lititz, PA.
“I enjoy working on the Future City Competition to see the enthusiasm and excitement of the students as they learn about engineering and teamwork. I can see that the future is bright based on the amazing ideas that these students develop during the competition.”
– Don Wittmer
National Capital Section Continues Family Day Tradition
The National Capital Section hosted a booth during Family Day in Washington, DC. Hundreds of kids, parents, and educators went to the National Building Museum for the event, which has become a yearly tradition of sparking kids’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The section ran its popular hands-on Windy City Tower activity.
“I love seeing the intrigue in the kids’ faces when they learn what engineers really do.”
– Jameelah Muhammad Ingram, P.E., M.ASCE
Discover #EWeek2019 highlights in social media:
The ASCE Illinois Section is kicking off Engineer’s Week with our first STEM event at Helen Keller Elementary School in Tinley Park. Our volunteers helped students use their imaginations and create their own straw structures. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/75vB9DllWK
— IL Section ASCE (@ISASCE) February 18, 2019
— DiscoverE (@DiscoverEorg) February 18, 2019
Kicking off National Engineers Week 2019 with our third annual Dream Big program with our friends from @ASCETweets . @ArtsQuest looks forward to welcoming over 900 students this week from across the Lehigh Valley for this inspiring program! @b21network pic.twitter.com/xnlhpjxqhD
— Lisa Harms (@lharms_aq) February 19, 2019
We’re kicking off #EWeek2019 at the National @BuildingMuseum with @DiscoverEorg for Discover Engineering Family Day! This free event is a fun-filled day to introduce students to the wonder of #engineering and the importance of technological literacy. #DEFD pic.twitter.com/cqx62VsBt3
— ASCE Headquarters (@ASCETweets) February 16, 2019
— DiscoverE (@DiscoverEorg) February 19, 2019
— ASCE Headquarters (@ASCETweets) February 21, 2019
— K. N. (Guna) Gunalan (@gunalankn) February 18, 2019
Celebrating #GirlDay2019 with a #tbt from Engineering Night for Girls at North Penn High School where I led the straw tower building activity! I enjoy volunteering to show girls to not let being a minority in the STEM fields deter them from pursuing their interests. @DiscoverEorg pic.twitter.com/9dnwRM87ej
— Danielle Schroeder (@D_schroeder17) February 21, 2019