The Inspire Program


The INSPIRE program is a joint educational program between the ASCE Tallahassee Branch and the FAMU-FSU ACI-ASCE-FES Student Chapter. It is because of this incredible partnership that our outreach has been so successful. This summer, our goal was to use previously raised funds from our DREAM BIG Movie Night Community Outreach Fundraiser in addition to the grants and donations received from the Florida Engineering Foundation, ASCE Society, Region 5, and the Florida Section, and our multiple other sponsors to propel multidisciplinary outreach days that targeted at-risk youth in our local community.

Inspires Goals: 

  • Increase Viewing of the Big Dream MovieCapture
  • Positively Promote the Field of Engineering
  • Increase College Student Retention  From College to Professional Level
  • Promote Pre-College Interest in the Engineering Profession


Ways They’ve Achieved These Goals:

  • Sent promotional materials through surrounding schools’ listserv.
  • Provided private screenings for local professional and student members
  • Provided branch members with talking points and promotional material to share with the surrounding communities.
  • Connected local students, teachers, and parents with local engineering professionals.
  • Promoted the Dream Big movie, which highlights the role engineers play in a better tomorrow.
  • Involved student members in the planning and execution of the Dream Big program with INSPIRE.
  • Connected student members with local professionals.
  • Provided screenings for the student members to intensify their passion for the field.Capture2
  • Provided free screenings to all Leon county Title I Schools.
  • Partnered with Leon (and surrounding) County Schools to promote the Dream Big movie.
  • Partner with the Challenger Learning Center in the promotion of the engineering field         through  the Dream Big movie.
  • Offered pre/post classroom presentations by student and professional  members to K-12     schools.


The Inspire Program Website