Engineering students engage with American Society of Civil Engineers


TOWAMENCIN – On Friday February 22d, 150 engineering students gathered in the North Penn High School auditorium to hear from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Students learned about the different types of civil engineering including; railroad engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, transport engineering, water engineering, and more! The panel of five presenters were mostly graduates from local universities that volunteered their time to help our students celebrate Engineers Week 2019. They shared their work experiences, college insights, and personal backgrounds that led them to this dynamic profession.

Feedback on this event was all around great. Students said that they enjoyed hearing the diversity within the career choice.

Future engineer and current North Penn junior Jachi Adams, said, “It was a great look at what actually goes on in an engineer’s life.”  

Brandon Spencer, a senior who took many North Penn Engineering courses felt connected with the presenters because “…how much I had in common with the people that came.”

Overall, students were happy to hear about civil engineering, and were appreciative of the presenters for visiting our school.