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2016 Civil Engineering Career Day

The Central Ohio Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is sponsoring a “Civil Engineering Career Day”. The purpose of the program is to expose high school juniors to the profession in hopes that they may consider civil engineering as a career. In the past, the program has received national recognition from ASCE for the excellent exposure that the students and community receive as part of the program. This year the program will take place October 6, 2016.

The attached itinerary explains the events for the day. This experience consists of a welcome reception at The Ohio State University Department of Civil Engineering, two tours relating to different aspects of civil engineering and a luncheon at the OSU 4-H Center, which will feature speakers from the Civil Engineering Departments of The Ohio State University and Ohio University. The students will either be transported by bus or walk to the different tours and lunch locations. There is no cost to the school or student. Students must arrange for their own transportation to and from OSU.

Since the number of participants is limited by the size of the bus and other area high schools are being invited as well, reservations will be on a first come basis. Please respond by September 28, 2016, if you know a student who is interested. The event will happen rain or shine. Students will need to dress appropriately, including pants (no shorts) and hard sole, closed toe shoes. Students without appropriate dress attire will not be permitted to participate. Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided, if required for the tours. If there are any questions, or if you would like to register students, please contact me by emailing at emily.wieringa@columbuszoo.org or calling 616.724.3597.

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