Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum is Presented the Younger Member Group Award for Small Groups

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August 8, 2014

Hawaii YMGThe Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum is the recipient of the Younger Member Group Award for Small Groups for outstanding professional, technical, social, outreach, and community service activities on behalf of the Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum (YMF). The Hawaii Section YMF continues to play an active role in introducing civil engineering to the future generations of Hawaii. For the grade school level, the Hawaii Section YMF members visits classrooms and provides a general background of what civil engineers do by using pictures to help provide local examples of what civil engineers have designed. Following the presentation, the students are asked to think like an engineer while participating in fun activities related to engineering, such as marshmallow towers. For the older grade school to middle-school kids, the Hawaii Section YMF holds Junior Engineering Nights in which students get a detailed explanation of how an activity relates to civil engineering, and then they have the opportunity to participate in multiple hands-on activities. For the high school students, the Hawaii YMF members visit classrooms to talk to the students about civil engineering, projects they’ve worked on, the journey to becoming a civil engineer, and tips on how to succeed in college and their career.

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