Welcome to the Wichita Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

 

 

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ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ASCE Scholarship Winner Announced!

 

ASCE Wichita Branch Update

On behalf of the Wichita Branch of ASCE, I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy.  As you know, social restrictions are still in place and the end of this pandemic is not close at hand. Due to this, we cancelled all meetings and ASCE events until further notice. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our members and have made the decision to follow the recommendations to limit the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Along with the closures of schools, the library canceled all events through May 15, which included our monthly Hands-On Engineering program. I want to thank all of the volunteers that we had that took the time out of their busy schedules to participate and help local youth learn about engineering.  Since all programs were canceled, our next Hands-On Engineering event is scheduled for September if it is safe to do so. We will still be looking for volunteers for this fall and, if interested, please talk with one of our officers.

We were hoping to host the yearly ASCE Steak Fry in June.  Unfortunately, the coronavirus outbreak has cancelled all of our events for the season. The Kansas Civil Engineering Conference that was to be held in August is the lasted casualty of the pandemic. This inaugural event is postponed until 2021. We will keep our members updated through emails and the event page on this website.

Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon.

Kyle Kerns, P.E.
ASCE – Wichita Branch President
 

2019-2020 STEM Grant Winners

Congratulations to Denise Archer, Apollo Elementary School and Graham Ratzlaff, Eishenhower High School! Both are part of the USD 265 Goddard School District. They are the recipients of the 2019-2020 STEM grants. ASCE is purchasing STEM kits through Lakeshore Learning and awarding grant funds for these schools through its STEM Grant program

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Demonstrations at the Advanced Learning Library

The Wichita Branch of ASCE is partnering with Wichita's Advanced Learning Library to host hands-on engineering demonstrations for local youth on the first Saturday of each month during the school year from 10:30 to 11:30. Past-President Daniel Schrant organized our first session on September 1, 2018, and we are now in our second year of these come-and-go demonstrations.The last one was held on March 7. The Society fo Women Engineers (SWE) coordinated a hands-on activity invoilving tensile bubbles.

Due to the current social distancing guidelines, the next hands-on engineering event is anticipted to be held on September 5. If you are interested in volunteering about two hours of your time or know of a demonstration we can include in this series, please contact Daniel Schrant at (316) 660-1778.

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Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon.    

 

Kyle Kerns, P.E.
ASCE – Wichita Branch President