The second annual Professional Development Workshop was co-hosted with the Young Member Forum's San Bernadino and Riverside branch on Jan. 30 to help CPP ASCE members improve their interview skills, hone their resume, and participate in a mock job fair. The event invited working professionals to volunteer for any of these workshops.
Members went through the mock job fair and interviews as if they were real but they also received invaluable feedback from the professionals. Some of the feedback included pointers on what they did well in and areas where members could improve.
After the event, volunteers and students were invited to an evening of bowling and socializing at Oak Tree Lanes in Diamond Bar. Members gained valuable experience and learned much about the working world and their resumes will be sent to each of the volunteers in industry.
Four its fourth annual Civil Day, ASCE brought over 200 students from three local middle schools to learn about civil engineering. Thanks to the help of officers and many member volunteers, the middle schoolers were able to enjoy civil engineering activities and lab tours, an environmental fair.
The day started with two activities - water filtration and marshmallow structure. The goal of the water filtration project was to filter out the dirty water made from green dyed water, oil and paper by using a water bottle and using cotton balls, sand, gravel and paper towels to clear out the particulates from the water. The second activity was for students to make the tallest and most creative structure they could by using unlimited miniature marshmallows and toothpicks. Each group was then judged on the cleanliness of the water, tallest tower and most creative structure. The winning groups got ASCE t-shirts.
The middle schoolers were then broken up into groups and some took tours of the seismic, geotech, transportation, water treatment and hydraulics labs. During that time other groups visited the environment fair, hosted by Dr. Fairbank's CE 351 class or listened to ASCE officers give presentations on civil engineering. The groups rotated between events.
ASCE is organizing a great event for the entire CE department this quarter; especially for those who are graduating Winter 2015 or sooner. The event is co-hosted with ASCE's San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Younger Member Forum and the invitation is extended to engineers from industry. Thus this also makes the event a great networking opportunity. This event is perfect for anyone who takes pride in their profession and believes in our duty as engineers to the public that we serve.
Order of the Engineer Ceremony
co-hosted by CPP ASCE and ASCE SB/R YMF
Friday, May 2, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Bronco Student Center, Centaurus
Cost (includes ring, certificate and light refreshments):
Eligibility Requirement for Students:
About the Order and Ceremony: The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. The Ring Ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the Order of the Engineer, during which the engineer candidates formally accept the Obligation of an engineer and receive a stainless steel ring to be worn as a symbol on the fifth finger of the working hand. Wearing the ring on this finger serves as a constant reminder of your ethical duty to the public and its safety every time you have to sign plans or other documents.
For more info and to register, please visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=d9cpyznab&oeidk=a07e95psgpjc8163c1b
There are only 90 seats available for both inductees and guests so please do not wait to register if you're interested.