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Civil Engineering Students Partner with Habitat for Humanity

October 04, 2022

On Saturday, September 24, ten students from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Kentucky student chapter partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in need in Georgetown, Kentucky. 

“We were thankful for this opportunity to help a family of need in our community,” said Devin Willett, a senior studying civil engineering and the community outreach officer of UK’s ASCE student chapter. “We helped with construction and wrote encouraging notes on the walls.” 

Once the walls were constructed, the students assisted in loading them onto a trailer and then unloading them at a warehouse. This activity is part of a larger goal within the Department of Civil Engineering to focus on Humanitarian Engineering.

"The participation of the ASCE students with Habitat for Humanity is the essence of the Humanitarian Engineering program here at UK," said L. Sebastian Bryson, Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering. "We want to equip our students to engineer resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems for the benefit of humanity. Our students can make a difference in their communities."

“ASCE would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for allowing us to come down and construct these walls for a home that will help a family in our community,” said Joseph Guthrie, a senior studying civile engineering and the president of UK’s ASCE student chapter.