KEVIN WALSH RECEIVES COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SERVICE AWARD

KEVIN WALSH RECEIVES COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SERVICE AWARD

Philadelphia, PA—Kevin Walsh, Associate Engineer in Pennoni’s Philadelphia Transportation division, has been awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers Philadelphia section Community Outreach and Service Award. Walsh has been an active member of the Younger Member Forum (YMF) Board of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Philadelphia Section since 2015.

“It has been an honor working with the kids at Chester A. Arthur over the past two years. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching them about civil engineering and how present it is in our daily lives. Volunteering to increase STEM education for these kids has not only made a significant impact in their lives, but also in my personal life and professional career. I highly encourage everyone to volunteer and see what impacts they can make for today's youth,” says Walsh. Walsh’s passion and dedication to the community and its outreach programs are exemplary characteristics of an ASCE Community Outreach and Service award recipient.

For two consecutive years, Walsh has been the Civil Engineering Club Co-Coordinator on the YMF Board, leading the CivE Club at the Chester A. Arthur School in Philadelphia. Walsh’s weekly management of the club has included preparing the 27-week activity schedule, attaining, and organizing activity materials, coordinating volunteers for the club and with staff at the Chester A. Arthur School, organizing field trips—these include a visit to the South Street Bridge and Fairmount Water Works to complement structural and water resources engineering activities—and volunteering as an engineering mentor at a number of weekly meetings at the school. Throughout the past two years, Walsh has worked to bring new, relevant, and exciting lessons and activities to the CivE Club. Two notable additions to the club have been the Volunteer Truss Testing Competition and the CivE Club Fall Ceremony.

For more information on ASCE Philadelphia section, visit http://sections.asce.org/philadelphia/home.