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ACE Students are featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce
Deering alum starts mentoring program for architecture, construction, engineering students
ACE: Engaging Future Building Industry Professionals - Spring/Summer 2007 Building Futures magazine
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(Deadline: April 29th, at 5:00 PM PST):
For more information and to complete an application for a scholarship from the ACE Mentor Program please click HERE.
It will require a copy of HS transcript, recommendations from a mentor and from a teacher or counselor, and some essay response.
Applications are due no later than April 29, 2013 by 5 p.m..
SMPS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OF $2,500
Scholarship candidates must meet the following criteria:
Applications are due no later than
April 29, 2013 by 5 p.m.. The recipient and all applicants will be notified by May 10, 2013.
In 2006, a group of local industry professionals founded ACE’s Portland chapter. Their goal was to introduce high school students to the industry’s wide range of vital and rewarding career opportunities. Today, 28 professional firms have provided mentors for students from 43 different high schools within seventeen different districts, and four private schools. They have also awarded $96,000 in scholarships!
Students, participating in our program, must have at least a 2.0 grade point average, good attendance, teacher recommendations and two full years of math. They must also complete an interview.
During the course of the program, students engage in 12 mentoring sessions to develop one cooperative project, a task that gives them a taste of the teamwork required to create a built environment. The project culminates in presentations to families and friends. In addition, students are eligible for ACE scholarships, which they can apply toward higher education in a building-related field.
For 2011-12, ACE groups will work on one of four different retail-oriented projects clustered on one block directly south of the OMSI MAX station that will be part of the Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension. One group from each day will create a design for a bike retail shop, a coffee shop & roaster, a yoga studio, or a visitor center. Students will produce schematic-level graphics to describe the site plan, building plans & elevations, engineering systems, and estimates of construction cost & schedule. After a total of 11 working sessions, the groups will present their designs to each other and guests.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.