Pre-College Outreach

  • Are you a teacher or engineer looking to inspire the next generation of civil engineers? Are you a student who wants to find out why civil engineering is loads of fun?

    ASCE has plenty of games, activities, homework help, career guidance, and more.

  • Be part of a network of champions engaging students in fun engineering activities and sharing insights about the career you love - civil engineering!

    Get personal satisfaction as you help the profession recruit and mentor new, young talent. Whether you are an individual looking to visit a few classrooms, or an outreach leader planning activities for your Section or Branch, ASCE provides training and resources to boost your confidence as you engage students of all ages.

    Activities

    Career Fairs

    • A pre-packaged set of materials available from ASCE. Topics include:
      • High School Civil Engineering  
      • Middle School Civil Engineering  
      • Standard Engineering for grades 6-12 
      • Girls in Engineering  
    • " What Do Civil Engineers Do?" provides a quick overview of civil engineering as told by young engineers working on fascinating projects. If you are presenting in an area without internet access you may request a copy.

    National Engineers Week

    ASCE works with DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) to promote engineering:

    • Find out about the annual theme and how to plan, promote, and participate in EWeek activities  
    • DiscoverE materials  

    Purchase Resources

    ASCE has a diverse catalog of outreach materials available to aid every outreach opportunity. Educational booklets, brochures, and give-aways such as pencils and balloons will ensure your visit will be memorable. 

    Outreach 101

    Build your skills and confidence in talking about civil engineering and guiding kids through engineering design activities.

    Teachers

    Civil engineers are vital community members, helping people get to work, bring products to market, and deliver clean drinking water. Civil engineering activities showcase STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) thinking as students decide on the best solution to a problem such as designing a bridge.

    Parents

    Civil engineering is an exciting career and makes the world a better place for everyone. Civil engineering has been named one of the Best Careers by U.S. News & World Report for several years. Jobs in the field are projected to grow by almost 20% by 2022.

    Kids and Teens

    Civil engineering is all around you! Civil engineers make the world a better place. Imagine building the tallest building in the world, a bridge across a raging river, or bringing clean water into an entire town.

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