Archive for April, 2016

YMG visits Missouri State University!

ASCE Younger Members presented to 20 student members at Missouri State University in Springfield! The chapter advisor and practitioner advisor were also in attendance. Thank you for inviting our chapter to present at MSU. We look forward to visiting next year!

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ASB Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Kansas City Section culminated a decade-long project in dedicating the ASB Bridge and cutting the ribbon on the counterweight memorial site. The counterweights display fascinating engineering information as well as the plaque commemorating the bridge as an ASCE National Historic Landmark. Many families and ASCE members were in attendance on a beautiful morning where the YMG set up a demonstration bridge, a historic speaker told stories, and the project was glorified by many speakers. The keynote was given by the ASCE President-Elect Dr. Norma Jean Mattei. Food was served, and Kansas City engineering was a spectacle for a few solid hours.

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STEM Networking Night at The Well

The STEM Networking Night was a wonderful gathering of scientists, engineers, and plenty of other technologists from the entire Kansas City area. Over 80 individuals were hosted at The Well, in Waldo, from 10 different STEM-related organizations: SWE-KC, SHPE, WiSTEMM, NSBE, ASCE KC YMG, KCWit, NAWIC, WTS, JEC, & IISE. Keep an eye out next spring for this get together!

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Volunteering for Unified Soccer League of Kansas

The Kansas City Younger Member Group volunteered for the third straight year with 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 Harmon High School in Kansas City, KS. ASCE KC YMG provided 20 volunteers to participate as referees and scorekeepers for over 30 games played by Special Olympic Athletes and their partners. Teams ranged from middle school to high school ages. The KC YMG provided lunch drinks and lunch for all the volunteers and Special Olympics of Kansas donated t-shirts to all the volunteers for their participation. We will be looking forward to 2017!

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