Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Civil engineers across the country are working with ASCE to bring interactive engineering fun into classrooms and non-traditional educational settings such as museums, Boys and Girls Clubs, after-school programs and community organizations. Through the use of exciting hands-on challenges that emphasize teamwork and creative problem solving, civil engineers are showing kids that engineering is fun and connected to everyday life! Civil engineers are volunteering in preK-12 classes using ASCE resources such as the Curious George In-Classroom Program, Zoom Into Engineering, Building Big and Design Squad where they're reinforcing the fundamentals of math and science using engineering design principles. Civil engineers are also working with educators to launch local and national competitions for middle and high school students using the West Point Bridge Design Contest. By highlight real-world applications of engineering, civil engineers are helping kids turn science and math into a tangible reality!
If you'd like to help kids investigate and solve thought-provoking challenges, ASCE is here to help you establish partnerships in your local area and even offer planning support for events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about available outreach resources which include activity guides, self-directed CDs, downloadable resources, reproducible hand-outs, PowerPoint presentations, information on national learning standards, Web resources, tips on classroom and large event management, and much more! Volunteer in your community!
If you are already involved in preK-12 outreach, we want to hear your story! Email a detailed but brief description of your most recent outreach success, with 1-2 jpeg photos, to email@example.com. You can also share your story right here in this blog! Let's hear it!
We look forward to hearing from you!