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InterCEA Mentoring Program Recap

ASCE Dallas & InterCEA Mentoring Program Recap

The Civil Engineering and Architecture Design (CEA) programs at Woodrow Wilson High School (DISD), Hillcrest High School (DISD), and McKinney High School teamed together virtually for the 2020-2021 school year to challenge their students with a group design project called “InterCEA” based on a real-world development in McKinney. All three schools utilize the Project Lead the Way curriculum and had 7 cross-campus/cross-district student project teams.

Engineers and architects from all over the metroplex served as mentors for each team to support the students during their project. The projects culminated with the production of specific project deliverables and competitive presentations to a panel of industry professionals.

Each project team had to design a portion of a mixed-use development that featured commercial storefront on the first level and either two or three stories of multi-family apartments above. The students had to produce a site plan, floors plans of each level, construction cost estimates, basic MEP plan layouts, and a rough timeline of construction.

This project is a direct result of the ASCE Dallas Branch’s relationship with Woodrow Wilson High School and Hillcrest High School through the Civil Engineering Club program. We look forward to taking advantage of the unique mentoring opportunities afforded by the current virtual format of today’s workplaces and schools!

Thank you to the ASCE Dallas members that volunteered their time:

  • Rebecca Johnson
  • Chad Ostrander
  • Samantha Vail
  • Jonathan Brower