Engineering Demonstrations at the Advanced Learning Library
The Wichita Branch of ASCE is partnering with Wichita's new 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 have now successfully hosted a total 7 of these come-and-go demonstrations.The lastest was on May 4. Chad Banka and Tyler Ummel with TranSystems helped students leaern about reinforced earth
This was the last event of the school year. We will be conducting more demonstrations on the first Saturday of each month starting again in September, but we need additional volunteers and ideas. If you are interested in volunteering an 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.