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ASCE Central Branch 2019 September Meeting

This month the central branch of ASCE held their monthly meeting at Whole Hog Cafe with guest speakers John Hunter and Greg Fuller of Asphalt Systems Inc. They spoke on how their products and application methods are effective in increasing the surface life of your roads. They also spoke about the cost effectiveness and the case studies that have been performed to ensure the life expectancy of their products. 

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.