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December 2017 Webinar: Learn all about STEM outreach opportunities with TAME
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December 2017 Webinar: Learn all about STEM outreach opportunities with TAME

This webinar is structured as a joint presentation with the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) and the Texas Section of ASCE to show members the tools and resources available to them for outreach. With information provided during the presentation, members will have the tools they need to be successful during Engineers Week in February. This webinar will be free.

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12:00 PM
Where: Your phone, computer, tablet, etc.
United States
Contact: Mike Sosa
(512) 910-2202

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The STEM Committee was conceived and approved by the Texas Section Board of Directors in 2014. The vision has been to incorporate Civil Engineering into STEM initiatives and programs throughout the state. Some branches have participated locally in events, but can ASCE do more and what partnerships are in place to help? We will introduce you to Savita Raj, the Executive Director of TAME, and discuss what can be done to expand on the current relationship between ASCE Texas Section and TAME.


About the Presenters


Joe W. Alvarez, Texas Geo Tech Engineering & Land Surveying

ASCE Texas Section STEM Committee Chair & Corpus Christi Branch Secretary

Joe Alvarez has been active in ASCE since his freshman year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  While in school, he was on the steel bridge team that qualified for nationals in Salt Lake City, UT, as well as a member of the concrete canoe team and eventually serving as student branch president.  In 2008 and 2009 he helped the Corpus Christi Branch and Rio Grande Valley Branch as they hosted the Spring Section Meetings.  He served under Keith McBride and coordinated all registration and secured all facilities associated with the concrete canoe competitions that occurred during and in conjunction with those section meetings.  In addition, he served in a similar role for the 2013 Spring Section Meeting and Centennial Celebration.  Upon graduation, he has served the Corpus Christi Branch in various roles and is currently the STEM Committee Chairman of the Texas Section. 


Joe is currently a project manager for Texas GeoTech Engineering and Land Surveying. In his spare time, Joe serves in roles for other civic organizations in the South Texas area.


Savita Raj, Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering

Executive Director

Savita Raj has a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of South Carolina. She has more than 10 years’ experience working with youth focused non-profits. Currently she serves as the executive director for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).


About Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering:

Since 1976, the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) has sought to engage and encourage minority students to pursue college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Thousands of students become aware of careers in STEM through TAME programs every year. Programs include ‘Science Squad,’ a bilingual comic book series, the TAME Trailblazers, an annual Math and Science Competition and scholarships. In addition, TAME chapters across Texas offer locally relevant after-school programs and community-wide activities. More than 250,000 students have been a part of TAME since its inception and many of them continue to be a part of TAME as mentors, donors and volunteers. For more information on the organization, please visit

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