Archive for April, 2015

Olathe Middle School Science Night

ASCE had a classroom full of activities to demonstrate civil engineering to middle school students. We showcased everything that Civil Engineering has to offer including our bridge activity (large cable stayed bridge), starburst shake table (tooth pick structure creation), a geotechnical activity (geotech sand box and powerpoint), and a water/environmental activity (ice cream environmental remediation).  We also had an awesome volunteer turnout for the event at Santa Fe Trail Middle School in Olathe.


Bowersock Mill Tour

Mark Smelser (Bowersock Mills) gave a tour of the Bowersock Mills and Power Company in Lawrence, Kansas. The tour led the group through the different parts of the hydroelectric power plant and offered a detailed history of the relationship between Bowersock Mills and the City of Lawrence. Afterward, all enjoyed the Freestate Brewery.


Special Olympics of Kansas – Soccer Event

This is the YMG’s second time volunteering for the Unified Soccer League of Kansas. Special Olympics empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society. This event was held at Soccer Nation, 520 S. 55th St., Kansas City, KS 66106. ASCE KC YMG provided 11 volunteers to participate as referees and scorekeepers for 21 games played by Special Olympic Athletes and their partners. Teams ranged from middle school to high school ages.