Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ASCEville - Learning About Civil Engineering

ASCE, the American Society of Civil Engineers, has created a website for students of all ages to learn about various aspects of civil engineering. ASCEville is an interactive website that students can use to find out how civil engineers plan sewer and transportation systems in a city. Students can also learn about the basics of building design. Beyond the front page, students can meet "real civil engineers" and discover their dream job in engineering.

For teachers, ASCEville offers resources and links to lesson plans for all grades K-12.

Applications for Education
ASCEville could be a good resource for teachers of math and science to use to show students the types of jobs done by engineers. ASCEville could also be useful as an introduction to city planning and design.