Civil Engineering Club

ASCE-Sponsored Outreach Program

ASCE's Civil Engineering Clubâ„¢ initiative is an after school program that offers students an opportunity to learn more about the civil engineering field. In 2012, in an effort to bring this exciting opportunity to Philadelphia, the Philadelphia ASCE YMF started the first Civil Engineering Club in Pennsylvania at the Chester A. Arthur School. At the time, it was one of only 10 programs recognized nationally, and the only program catering to middle school (6th-8th grade) students.

The major goals of the club are to show local students the diversity within civil engineering, and to have all of the students understand that anyone can be an engineer if they want to be and are willing to work for it.

Meetings typically feature a speaker giving a short presentation and answering any questions from the students, before leading a group activity that corresponds to the presentation material. The current year's schedule is as follows:

To learn more about how this club was started, or to get involved, please contact:

Tim Abel, EIT

John Doyle, EIT

Kazi Hassan, PE

Also, more information is available by visiting ASCE's Civil Engineering Club website, including details on how you can start your own club at a local school and useful resources for anyone doing student outreach!

For an additional perspective on the creation and running of our Civil Engineering Club, Jesse Gormley, one of the founders of the Club, wrote an article about his experiences in 2013, which can be viewed through our Articles page here.

Thank you for viewing this page and please enjoy the galleries below from various working sessions and videos about the Club.