Northwest Branch K-12 Outreach

Dear Educators:

Do you ever have students sitting in your math and science classes who question why they need to learn what you are teaching them? Engineers in the local community are interested in visiting classrooms to show students how math, science, technology and engineering create our world and to introduce students to technical careers.

The Northwest Branch would like to invite you and your students to participate in the local Discover E program. An engineer from the local area would be glad to visit your classroom. In a typical visit, we would present an introduction to engineering using a presentation and/or a hands-on activity. Students would have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The engineer would be glad to tailor the presentation to your specific curriculum needs. For example, an earth sciences teacher may plan to introduce the topic of protection of groundwater supplies and the engineer would present some real-world examples during their presentation.

We hope you will consider outreach program as a classroom resource. We look forward to receiving your notice of interest. The Northwest Branch can be reached by email at for questions and additional information. For information on the outreach activities visit

Please return notice of interest by filling in the notice of interest on the bottom of this page with all the necessary information. A member of the Northwest Branch will contact you about the classroom visit. Classroom visits will be scheduled on a first response basis and are subject to the availability of the engineers. If you do not have time available but know other educators that may be interested in a presentation on engineering to their class please forward the information along.

Respectfully submitted,

Dan Borchardt, P.E., M.ASCE

ASCE Northwest Branch K-12 Outreach Coordinator


Ken Hopperdietzel

K-12 Outreach PowerPoint Presentation


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