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, and we are now in our second year of these come-and-go demonstrations.The last one was held on September 7. Daniel Schrant and Lynn Packer with Sedgwick County Public Works helped students complete the Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge.
The next hands-on engineering event will be held on October 5, and presented by Terracon. 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.
I am excited to begin my term as the newly elected president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Wichita Branch for this upcoming year. I would like to thank our outgoing president, Logan Mills, for his contributions to our ASCE branch during his tenure. Our local branch continually thrives due to the hard work of our past presidents and officers. I look forward to continuing our success as a local organization.
Our 2019 ASCE steak fry fundraiser was a success once again and I would like to thank our sponsors and local business that continue to make that event successful. The funds raised during that event will be used to continue our scholarship and local STEM grant outreach programs that have proven successful over the years.
During this next year, we look to continue our partnership with the Wichita Advanced Learning Library by providing the Hand-On Engineering demonstrations as an opportunity for local youth to get hands on experience with engineering problem solving. We are continually looking for volunteers to provide these demonstrations. If interested, please talk with one of our officers.
I look forward to this upcoming year and we hope you can join us for our first ASCE meeting this September. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your branch President.