K-12 Outreach


Flor is a project manager at SoCal Gas, managing capital and o&m construction projects. She earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California State University, Los Angeles with a minor in business. She became involved with ASCE there, volunteering on her free time and taking on the concrete canoe captain position. She also earned a M.S. in Structural Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. On her free time, Flor enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Flor Hernandez- K-12 Outreach Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum


Joan is a Transportation Engineering Associate at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation with experience in signal design and district operations. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Irvine in 2014, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering – Transportation from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017. Joan has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles for her management of LADOT’s internal mentorship program and is known as the unofficial party planner in the department. Outside of engineering, Joan enjoys creating new vegetarian recipies, going to events, travelling, and outdoor activities like snowboarding and camping.

Joan Hsu - K-12 Outreach Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

About the Commitee

ASCE LA YMF visits classrooms/students all over the Los Angeles County, advocating the importance of math, science and engineering in the future of our communities. We provide classrooms with innovative programs and resources, and instruct engineers, educators, and parents on ways to reach out to kids, mentor, educate and much more!

At the core of ASCE's K-12 Outreach effort are research-based initiatives designed to engage pre-college audiences in educational experiences that support engineering. For younger students (pre-K – 6), ASCE's outreach materials acquaint children with the role of civil engineers in the community and explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through inquiry learning and engineering design principles. For middle school aged students, ASCE materials expand on STEM exploration and introduce civil engineering as a career option for all students to consider. At the high school level, we provide specific information about the engineering career pathway and highlight the variety of career options within the civil engineering profession through the stories and profiles of young professional engineers.


ASCE partners with leading educational groups, engineering associations, the highly-rated PBS network, and others to provide technical expertise and bring ground-breaking resources to advance formal and informal engineering education.

Our ASCE LA YMF K-12 Outreach Program currently offers the following outreach events:

Hands-on activities on topics such as earthquakes, levees, catapults, and much more
Educational videos and slideshow presentations on What is a Civil Engineer? and Becoming a Civil Engineer
Interactive online exploration labs

Community events that reach out to current and future generations of engineers.
Award winning annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition for local High School Students.