K-12 Outreach

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Bryan Palma is a Water Engineer with Water Works Engineering in its LA office and is currently working on various water treatment projects throughout Southern California to provide much needed water resources. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis and is working towards his PE license. Bryan Began his involvement with ASCE while at UC Davis through involvement in Concrete Canoe. Bryan is currently the K-12 co-chair and is very passionate about connection with students and getting them excited about careers in STEAM. Bryan loves competing in triathlons and going camping at various national and state parks.

Bryan Palma- K-12 Outreach Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

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Andres Perez is a Civil Engineering Associate with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He works in the Water Resources Division on the Operation NEXT Water Supply Program which is a city initiative to build a new sustainable and resilient water supply system to allow for recycling of advanced purified water throughout Los Angeles. Andres earned his Bachelor’s in civil engineering from San Diego State University and is currently working towards his PE license. Andres’ involvement in ASCE began with his student chapter at SDSU where he graduated from in 2021. His hobbies include biking, golfing, lifting, hiking, and eating.

Andres Perez - 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.

Want LA YMF to visit your classroom?

Sign up using our Doodle link to request a visit from our K-12 committee! Visits may be virtual or in-person.