Recent K-12 Outreach Event

2019-2020

The ASCE Philadelphia YMF organizes many outreach events to present Civil Engineering to students in grades K-12. Summaries of recent K-12 Outreach Events are listed below. If interested in volunteering at similar events, contact YMF K-12 Outreach Team at ASCEPhilaYMFK12@gmail.com to get on our volunteer list!
When attending one of our events, your photo may be taken by one of our members and used on this website or our social media! Click on the photos for additional photos from that specific outreach event.

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  • Engineering Day at the Franklin Institute - February 22, 2020

    The YMF had their 7th K-12 Outreach program of the 2019-2020 school year at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. K-12 Outreach co-chairs, Dani Schroeder and CJ Medora, were joined by Egla Qori (AECOM), Caroline Voigtsberger (NV5), Assunta Daprano (AECOM), John Doyle (TPD), Mohammed Alsalihi (Temple University), Linda Douthwaite (Pennoni), Natasha S. (Villanova University), and Kerianne Chen (Drexel University). Over 350 kids and their families stopped by the ASCE booth to learn about Civil Engineering, and try the Discover Engineering activity called “Shoo, Bird, Shoo.” This activity, created by Discover Engineering, has attendees design and build a mobile that warns birds away from a window or building. The event concluded with a Demonstration by the Ben Franklin National Memorial that uses liquid nitrogen and warm water to fire the plastic ball pit balls into the air! Thank you to the Engineers Club of Philadelphia and the Franklin Institute for coordinating this event as well as Discover Engineering for the DiscoverE Engineers Week Grant to fund this event. Special thank you also to all our dedicated volunteers who took time out of their Saturday to volunteer.



  • North Penn High School K-12 Outreach Visit - February 21, 2020

    The YMF had their 6th K-12 Outreach program of the 2019-2020 school year at North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA. K-12 Outreach co-chair, CJ Medora, was joined by Christian Antisell (TPD), Cory Bogas (HNTB), HuYoung Kim (TimHaahs), and Jeremy Pampuch (RK&K). Nearly 100 students attended the presentation on civil engineering and many great questions about the volunteers’ day-to-day lives were asked. Thank you to North Penn for being wonderful hosts, and we look forward to coming back during Engineers Week again next year! Special thank you also to all our dedicated volunteers who took time out of their Friday morning to volunteer.


  • Presentation B.V.M. K-12 Outreach Visit - January 29 ,2020

    The YMF had their 5th K-12 Outreach program of the 2019-2020 school year at Presentation B.V.M. School in Cheltenham, PA. K-12 Outreach co-chairs, Dani Schroeder and CJ Medora, were joined by LaTisha Garrett (Lagan), Amy Palamara (Mott MacDonald), and Emily Pronchik (HNTB). The volunteers spoke to over 200 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade about civil engineering and assisted them in performing the Slender Tower Challenge. The volunteers measured 35 towers ranging in nine (9) inches tall to 74 inches! Thank you to our volunteers for taking the time out of their Wednesday morning to volunteer!


  • Steppingstone Scholars K-12 Outreach Visit - January 18, 2020

    The YMF had their 4th K-12 Outreach program of the 2019-2020 school year at Steppingstone Scholars in Philadelphia. K-12 Outreach co-chairs, Dani Schroeder and CJ Medora, were joined by Dan Bhaumik (Carroll Engineering), Kirsten Brown (Urban Engineers), Nha Truong (EY), Egla Qori (AECOM), Assunta Daprano (AECOM), and Noor Dabdoub (Lennar). The volunteers spoke to over 100 students in 5th to 9th grade about civil engineering and assisted them in performing the following hands-on activities: Slender Tower Challenge, Water Filtration, Shoo Bird Shoo, and Puff Mobile. Thank you to our volunteers for taking the time out of their Saturday morning to volunteer!



  • Plymouth Whitemarsh High School K-12 Outreach Visit - December 10, 2019

    The YMF had their 3rd K-12 Outreach program for the 2019-2020 school year at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting. K-12 Outreach co-chair, CJ Medora, was joined by Christian Antisell of TPD. The volunteers spoke to high school students across all grade levels about civil engineering and assisted them in performing the Slender Tower Challenge. Thank you to our volunteers for taking the time out of their Tuesday morning to volunteer!


  • Green Woods Charter School K-12 Outreach Visit - November 15, 2019

    The YMF had their 2nd K-12 Outreach program for the 2019-2020 school year at Green Woods Charter School in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. K-12 Outreach co-chairs, CJ Medora and Dani Schroeder, were joined by volunteers, Cathy Farrell (HNTB), Alex Hazuda (HNTB), and Jesse Gormley (Pennoni and YMF Section President). Throughout the day, the volunteers spoke with three 6th grade classes and three 5th grade classes about civil engineering and an introduction to bridges or buildings, respectively. Thank you to all our volunteers for taking the time out of their Friday to volunteer!



  • Future City Engineering Fair - October 26, 2019

    The YMF kicked off their K-12 Outreach program for the 2019-2020 school year with a visit to the Future City Engineering Fair at SAP America in Newtown Square. CJ Medora, one of the K-12 Outreach co-chairs, was joined by volunteers, John Doyle (TPD), Charlie Mumford (AECOM), Noor Dabdoub (Lennar), and Villanova seniors Ed DePaola and Nancy Bodet. Over 100 kids and families stopped by the ASCE booth to learn about Civil Engineering, and try our new activity called “Shoo, Bird, Shoo.” This activity, created by Discover Engineering, has attendees design and build a mobile that warns birds away from a window or building. A big thank you to Future City Philadelphia and SAP America for hosting the Future City Engineering Fair.