Wichita Branch Update
Dear ASCE members,
I enjoyed the breadth and the quality of the ASCE conference in August. It is inspiring to pull back and think about the bigger picture of what we are doing as engineers, creating safer and future focused infrastructure. I know the planning committee welcomes your input for how it can be better next year, so send Daniel Schrant a line if you have suggestions.
The R. Spencer Delamater, P.E. Scholarship is a $1,500 award that our branch gives out every year to a civil engineering student at an ABET accredited school in Kansas. If you know a junior or senior who is from the Wichita area or who interned here, send them to the awards tab on our website. Your dues as an ASCE member and your contributions at the steak fry are what fund this, so thanks to all of you for helping encourage our soon-to-be fellow civil engineers.
Lastly, I’m glad to be gathering in person with you all again. Hopefully we can continue to do so through the fall. If you know of an interesting local project or topic, let one of the officers know and we may do a whole lunch meeting on it.
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 of Women Engineers (SWE) coordinated a hands-on activity involving tensile bubbles.
Due to the current social distancing restrictions, the next hands-on engineering event is not currently scheduled. WE hope to have this event back once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please contact Daniel Schrant at (316) 660-1778 if you are interested in volunteering about two hours of your time or know of a demonstration we can include in this series once it restarts.