Engineers Week Highlights: 2013
The theme in 2013 was "Celebrate Awesome" - celebrating civil engineering and civil engineers!
Outreach Volunteers in Action
National Capital Section
Discover Engineering Family Day. The National Capital Section in partnership with Bechtel Corporation challenged kids and families to construct and load test High Rise towers February 16 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Each year 8,000 - 10,000 people attend this annual Engineers Week Event
Engineer the Future. The Pittsburgh Section hosted a table as part of a Carnegie Science Center exhibit, February 22-23, to illustrate a variety of civil engineering principles using three hands-on displays and models of real-life engineering challenges. ASCE volunteers answered questions and provided information about why they practice civil engineering.
19th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. Los Angeles-area high school students designed and built bridges out of Popsicle sticks and load tested them to discover which was the strongest at the 19th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, organized by the Los Angeles Section’s Younger Member Forum. Here, West Torrance High School, Torrance, California, displays its Popsicle bridge and poster. ASCE Los Angeles Younger Member Forum
Thank an Engineer. The Georgia Section placed eight different rotating electronic billboard designs at six locations throughout the greater Atlanta area, to remind the general public of the work that civil engineers do. ASCE Georgia Sectio
49th Annual Engineers Week High School Program. More than 350 high school students participated in a free one-day event on February 20 that exposed them to engineering disciplines through workshops, field trips, one-on-one dialog with engineers, and a banquet. The event was organized by the Oregon Section, in partnership with four other organizations. TLA Section
New Faces of Civil Engineering
Professionals. Ten younger members were named ASCE's New Faces of Civil Engineering. Vatsal Shah, P.E. (lower right) was chosen as ASCEs national New Face of Engineering, selected by the National Engineers Week Foundation
College Edition. ASCE selected 10 students for their academic and extracurricular achievements, making them this year's New Faces - College Edition students to watch as they enter their professional careers.
DiscoverE Volunteer Recognition
Thank you! Over 50 volunteers were recognized by their Section,Branch, or Younger Member Forum for outstanding contributions as volunteers and received a special recognition letter and gift card from ASCE during Engineers Week:
ASCE & AIAA Celebrate Engineers Week
Engineering: Earth and Sky. Staff of ASCE and the American Institute for Astronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA) who share a Reston address joined forces to celebrate Engineers Week at their headquarters. AIAA Executive Director and former astronaut, Sandy Magnus, and ASCE Executive director Pat Natale encouraged staff to participate in a weeklong exploration of their counterpart's discipline of engineering. Hands-on activities, a tour of the Smithsonian's Advar Hazy Museum, and a meet our neighbors luncheon were all part of the celebration.
Future City Competition
Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems. ASCE President Greg DiLoreto presented ASCE's special Future City Competition award February 19 to Girl Scout Troop #2225 from Modesto, CA for their outstanding innovation in infrastructure design for their Future City model.
Global Marathon: By, For, and About Women in Engineering
One Woman at a Time: Changing the World. ASCE joined with other engineering societies and corporate partners March 7 - 9 in support of the National Engineers Week Foundation's Annual Global Marathon, a free, 3-day virtual forum, uniting worldwide a community of women in engineering and technology inan exploration of topics ranging from leadership and career advancement, to work-life balance and the retention of women in the engineering profession.
Thank YOU for a successful Engineers Week.
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