Arkansas Younger Member Group (AR YMG)

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Summer Student Activities

Objectives of AR Younger Members Group is to make a positive impact on the community through volunteer opportunities and to advance the science and profession of engineering. This summer our team was able to sponsor two STEM activities for students in our community.

At Terry Library, Younger Members helped students build a bridge made of pretzels and marshmallows. The students were able to test the integrity of their structures with small weights.

At the "Girls in STEM" program hosted by Museum of Discovery, Younger Members helped students learn about the waste water treatment process by treating swamp water by aeration, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, and filtration (through sand filters that they built).

Younger Members Katie Bryan and Chloe Morris help students construct bridges out of marshmallows and pretzel sticks at Terry Library.


Students test their sand filters as they learn about the wastewater treatment process at the Museum of Discovery Girls in STEM program.

Region 4 Assembly of Delegates

Younger Members Caroline Fox and Katie Lybrand LeBlanc attended the Region 4 Assembly in Indianapolis, IN on May 9 and 10. Governors and Younger Member Advisory Council representatives attended the assembly to discuss current events/issues regarding ASCE and Region 4 and propose resolutions to be reviewed by national officers. Caroline and Katie represented the Arkansas Section at the Region 4 Assembly.

Caroline and Katie are pictured with other Region 4 Younger Member Advisory Council MembersKatie (third from right) and Caroline (second from right) at the Region 4 Assembly of Delegates pictured with other Younger Member Advisory Council Representatives.

Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

Younger Member Caroline Fox placed 2nd with her Daniel V. Terrell Paper and Presentation. The Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition usually focuses on current ethical topics engineers face in the field. Caroline submitted her paper following this year's topic:

"In 2017, ASCE added a new canon, Canon 8. What value does this Canon add to the civil engineering profession and student chapters?".

Caroline presented her paper at the Region 4 Assembly of Delegates in Indianapolis, IN. Congratulations Caroline, we are so proud of you!

Caroline Fox presented with 2nd place by Region 4 Director, Bob Cagle Caroline presented 2nd place for her Daniel V Terrell Paper by Region 4 Director, Bob Cagle

Soaring Through Service Activities: Helping Students Build Catapults

Younger Members Caroline Fox and Katie Story attend a local elementary after school program to engage students in STEM by helping them build catapults. The catapults were built with popsicle sticks, hot glue, a small plastic container, and rubber bands. One of the goals of YMG is to spark interest in engineering among students. Caroline and Katie had a blast with the students, and we can’t wait until our next service activity!

Caroline helps student build a catapult

Caroline helps a student build his catapult

Younger Members Group
Katherine Story, EI, A.M.ASCE
Little Rock , AR

Vice President
Megan Land, EI, A.M.ASCE
Little Rock , AR

Katie Lybrand, EI, A.M.ASCE
Michael Baker International
Little Rock , AR

Travis Justin Willems, EI, A.M.ASCE
Centerpoint Energy
Little Rock , AR

Outreach Chair
Colby Kevin Spears, EI, A.M.ASCE
Little Rock , AR