Michael Wall Engineering, Inc.
4115 Sorrento Valley Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92121
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Construction industry continues to mentor high school students
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Students Discover the Building Industry
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In 2003, a group of local architects, engineers and general contractors founded ACE Mentor San Diego. We are excited to begin our tenth year in the program which has graduated and funded hundreds of high school students to pursue their degrees and enter the local workforce. The ACE Mentor program gives high school students an inside look at the wealth of career opportunities available to them in the building and design industries.
In our first year, volunteer mentors from many industry and university partners recruited and guided three teams of students. In our tenth year, mentors from more than 60 companies are working with ten school teams. In addition, the NewSchool of Architecture and Design has made a significant commitment to ACE by offering full scholarships on a competitive basis for their five-year undergraduate Architecture and Construction Management programs.
Help Us Reach the Ten Year Anniversary $1 Million Scholarship Goal
In the first nine years of our program, we’ve presented scholarships with a total value of $841,175. Through generous local, state and national firm donations, we hope you will help us exceed our tenth year aggregate goal of topping $1 million during this year’s 2013 Tenth Anniversary!
If you or your peers would like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards as a Board volunteer, Mentor or Scholarship Donor, contact our ACE San Diego Chairman listed in the upper right corner of this page.
Become a part of the legacy to launch our talented students into careers in architecture, construction management, engineering, landscape architecture and other construction and design-related professions by sending your scholarship banquet donation today. Scholarship banquet information and registration forms are located right-hand column of this page to complete and send with a check donation. To make a donation by credit card of $1,000 or less - use the Donate button above or send a pledge via the donate button and we will invoice your company.
Under the expert tutelage of ACE mentors, San Diego students have undertaken a variety of planning and design projects. These have ranged from parks and lakeside resorts to school activities buildings and regional airport expansions.
ACE students were busy in 2012 assisting the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects to complete a community project (HabiTAFT) which provided a teaching garden at William Taft Middle School. The progress of the garden from start to finish is captured in a video posted on this page.
See Legacy Video at this link.
During the 2012-2013 school year, students are using a typical request-for-proposal project to explore the tools, technologies and skills routinely employed by professional architects, engineers and construction managers. We will complete the program year by awarding scholarships to promising students choosing to pursue an academic course of study leading to a career in the building industry.
We'd like to recognize and thank our 2012 top sponsors (donors of $70,000 to $2,500) for their ongoing support and dedication to this program. Please contact them to do business through their logo links below to say thanks to these generous donors. All our 2012 sponsors are listed at this link.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE San Diego Chairman listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page or email us at ACESD@sbcglobal.net.