The annual conference wasn’t all fun and games, but the best part was.  Each year, the conference is followed by a service and outreach event.  It is a great opportunity to shed the business attire, escape the meeting room and give back to the community.  This year ASCE members volunteered to make improvements to the Heartland Therapeutic Riding Ranch. The facility provides equine-assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities through human interaction with horses.

While some volunteers were doing construction jobs around the ranch, others ran hands-on events to teach kids about engineering.  Over 50 local children and their parents attended.  We might hope that a few future civil engineers were inspired by the activities sponsored by ASCE.

Photos from this event (and other related outreach activities) can be viewed at The View: ASCE’s Pre-College Outreach Photo Gallery on

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