K Friese + Associates (KFA) staff, led by engineers Jessica George and Mackenzie Walsh, have been volunteering at The Christian School at Castle Hills as Impact Team Members through the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Education Department. The goal of the Impact Program is to assist local high school students explore the water issues facing San Antonio and to design a project around the current year’s theme, water conservation. KFA’s group of students were able to brainstorm potential projects, discuss their own water futures, and ask questions about careers and conservation. In the end, they worked together to build a model of a biosand filter to learn about water treatment and showcase their findings at the Witte Museum on February 26th.
The Confluence Conference is the keystone event in the SAWS Impact Team program designed to inspire and educate the next generation through hands-on learning experiences. Confluence is a mix of a science fair and science showcase where up to 700 students assemble to both share their school’s project and network with students at other schools.
Jessica and Mackenzie did a tremendous job of helping the students to get prepared for this event and thinking about continuing their efforts going forward. This is a great program and investment in all of our futures.
Michael Persyn, PE. Associate, San Antonio Team Lead
K Friese + Associates (KFA)