Hogg Middle School Students DREAM BIG with BIG RED DOG Engineering (VIDEO)

April 4, 2018 by Kelly Daacon

Last week, BIG RED DOG partnered with Advanced Drainage Systems to take Hogg Middle School students to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The purpose of the trip was to watch Dream Big – a film designed to inspire young people to explore and pursue careers in engineering.

Hogg Middle is a STEM magnet and International Baccalaureate MYP school in the Houston Independent School District. Check out the recap video below:

Emily Guyre from Hogg Middle School on the field trip:

We brought our students from our STEM class, from our computer science class, and also our graphic design class to the museum today to see “Dream Big”. I definitely think the kids were inspired. They have a love of science and technology. Because we are a STEM magnet program, they have it intertwined through their curriculum, and today it just encouraged them to dream big with all the different areas of the world that need our help.

I think that the film definitely gave them the opportunity to see themselves in some of those roles when they become adults. It was very inspiring for them to see what their ideas could be one day.

James Roman, P.E. on the impact of the film on the middle school students:

We watched “Dream Big” – ASCE’s film that they put together to inspire children to pursue the field of engineering. During the film there were a lot of “ooh”s and “oh that’s so cool,” which was really cool to hear and watch. I certainly think we inspired some kids.

It’s incredibly important that younger kids get involved and become inspired to pursue engineering because this world is just getting more complex and complicated, and problems are only going to become bigger. So starting at a young age getting them engaged is huge.

Special thanks to our friends at Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. who helped make this happen!

Written by Kelly Daacon

Kelly Daacon

Kelly Daacon, P.E. is the Marketing Director for BIG RED DOG, responsible for marketing, branding, design, content, and digital media initiatives for the firm. Kelly graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys running at Lady Bird Lake and hanging with his crazy dog Shiner. Kelly and his wife live in east Austin.