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ASCE Texas Section mentoring programs facilitate the growth of engineers in all stages of their career. By sharing experiences, insights and ideas, both mentors and protégés develop a learning relationship that accelerates professional development.

Help a young civil engineer or educate a child about the marvels of engineering by making the meaningful and long-lasting impact of becoming a mentor. Your role as a mentor engineer squarely places you in the position of that teacher you once had who believed in you, who may have kindled an interest in math or science which then transformed into a roaring fire you have come to know as your passion for engineering!

This type of leadership role creates perpetual personal development opportunities for all ages, and is a way for you to give to the community. As Kathy J. Caldwell PE, former president of ASCE, advised:

"Consider giving through engagement, for what you give individually will become part of a greater return that will benefit all of us." 



Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Other Volunteerism Resources

ASCE's Educators, Parents and Engineers Site  - Engineering lesson plan/module ideas

DiscoverE - Resources to plan activities for students during E-Week (or any time!) 


Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering - Join TAME in enabling Texas students to pursue careers in STEM! TAME provides Comic Books, hosts local STEM Clubs and regional STEM Competitions, and operates Trailblazers (one-of-a-kind science museums-on-wheels). - Great lesson plans for a variety of ages (8-18)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Engineering lesson plan ideas for a variety of ages (8-18)

ASCE: Volunteerism and Mentoring

Engineers Week occurs each year in February. Visit DiscoverE to learn more and your local ASCE Branch for a list of activities.

How are you and your fellow engineers celebrating the profession?

Find interesting ways to:


Mentoring Opportunities

There are many mentoring opportunities throughout the year. Participate as a mentor or judge for one of the following outstanding competitions:

     - Member Opportunity: Proctor exams and support the competition
     - Date: February - March (Texas MATHCOUNTS Schedule) by Chapter and Region
     - Age: Grades 6-8

Future City Competition
     - Member Opportunity: Mentor a team or judge at Regionals (find more information at the Mentor Support Page)
     - Date: October - February
     - Age: Grades 6-8

We challenge you to not simply consider but to act and move yourself to mentor; to grow the minds of engineers of tomorrow! 

Attention Professional Engineers! Did you know you could earn PDH units for volunteering?

“As of September 2010, The Texas Board of Professional Engineers allows up to 3 PDH units for active participation in education outreach involving K-12 or higher education students. Review the Texas Engineering Practice Act and Rules Concerning the Practices of Engineering and Professional Engineering Licensure (§137.17) for additional information regarding Continuing Education Program requirements.

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