ASCE LA YMF's Engineers Week 2018 hosted over 600 students during five days of events including Elementary School Day, Middle School Day, Ladies Day, High School Day, and a new event this year, Girl Scouts Day!
Four elementary schools enjoyed a tour of City Hall, met Councilmember David Ryu of District 4, and were able to put their engineered egg drop devices to the test in City Hall's rotunda! Four middle schools learned what the La Kretz Innovation Center has to offer in sustainable engineering and listened to presentations by LADWP's Rich Harasick and SpaceX's Myles Bean! For Ladies Day, female middle school and high school students were able to hear from ASCE's national president, Kristina Swallow, and met with Councilmember Paul Krekorian of Council District 2 at LA City Hall after taking in the views from its top floor! Five high schools visited the Metropolitan Water District to hear from engineers Howard Lum and Arman Motavvef of MWD, and Michael Staab of NASA JPL and tested out their engineered catapults with some hitting the target on their first shot during High School Day! The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles toured California State University - Northridge, and did three hands-on engineering activities to earn STEM badges while being mentored by female engineers and engineering students throughout the day!
Great job to all the event day leads, Brian Phan of LADOT, Eugenia Lin of LADWP, Christina Jones of LASAN, Ruwanka Purasinghe of LADWP, Flor Burrola of LASAN, and the Engineers Week Chair, Monica Morales of CH2M Now JACOBS, for organizing a week full of activities during National Engineers Week 2018! Future engineers are inspired at events like these, and a special thanks goes out to gold and silver sponsors like LADWP, LABOE, CH2M Now JACOBS, MWD and Council District 4, so that ASCE LA YMF can keep putting on the Engineers Week Celebration each year!
Elementary School Day
Lead - Brian Phan, LADOT
Middle School Day
Lead - Eugenia Lin, LADWP
Lead - Christina Jones, LASAN
High School Day
Lead - Ruwanka Purasinghe, LADWP
Girl Scouts Day
Lead - Flor Burrola, LASAN
Thank you to those that sponsored Engineers Week 2018 and helped inspire future generations of engineers!