ASCE CSULB DREAM BIG
What is Dream Big?
Inspired by ASCE National’s documentary film in partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, we created the Annual ASCE CSULB Dream Big: A K-12 Civil Engineering Outreach Event as our own Student Chapter's K-12 Outreach event to encourage young students to pursue a career in Civil Engineering.
On December 1st, 2018, we held our very first event and hosted over
300 K-12 students from across Los Angeles and Orange County to the CSULB campus! We shared the wonders of civil engineering through various workshops, team building activities, laboratory tours, a professional panel, and of course, streaming the Dream Big movie itself!
We're excited to announce that the ASCE CSULB Dream Big: A K-12 Civil Engineering Outreach Event will celebrate its sixth installment on Saturday, December 2nd 2023!
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Designing the Present,
Building the Future
About Our Workshops
Workshops for the ASCE CSULB Dream Big: A K-12 Civil Engineering Outreach event were designed, organized, and hand-picked to encourage young students to pursue a career in civil engineering! Below are some of the event's staple workshops and technical demonstrations!
Design-Build Cardboard Box Activity
Critical Load (Playing Cards) Challenge
Safe Landing (Egg-Drop) Challenge
Manual Water Filtration Workshop
Soil Mechanics (Sand) Activity
Water Pipelines Workshop
Traffic Jamz Workshop
Popsicle Stick Bridge
Complete Streets Workshop
Street Mix Workshop
Foil Boats Challenge
Water Purification Demonstration
Concrete Cylinders Demonstration
Total Station and Automatic Leveler Exercise
These activities are in conjunction with University Lab Tours (Environmental, Geotechnical, Surveying),
a Professional Panel, and the Dream Big film streaming.
The Power of Collaboration
The success of Dream Big since 2018 is all due to our amazing university student and professional volunteers! They are the heart and soul of the event. Their experiences, aspirations, and achievements are what inspire hundreds of K-12 students annually. We are grateful for the following organizations who have continually helped support and guide our program to grow into what it is today!