Birmingham, AL

2023 ACE Annual Scholarship Banquet

We had an incredible time celebrating all of this year’s ACE students and scholarship winners at the 2023 ACE Annual Scholarship Banquet on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023! Thank you so much to all our sponsors for making it possible for us to hand out over $22,000 dollars in scholarship awards, we would not be able to run this program without them.

Robins & Morton, Brasfield & Gorrie, MBA Engineers, Inc, Dynamic Civil Solutions, INC., Schoel Engineering, TurnerBatson, GreenSpace, LLC.
We had five wonderful applicates apply for a scholarship this year from Hewitt Trussville and Ramsay Highschool. Thankfully, we were able to award all five with a scholarship!

Congratulations to scholarship recipients:

Kalea Townes, Hewitt Trussville High School = $10,000
William Phillips, Hewitt Trussville High School = $5,000
Jazmin Arnold, Hewitt Trussville High School = $4,000
Cody McDaniel, Hewitt Trussville High School = $2,000
Ennis Rhetta Jr., Ramsay High school = $1,500

We know you will do amazing things throughout your college and professional career!

Thank you so much to our guest speaker, Eric Berg for giving us insight about your interesting journey to becoming the Principal and Vice President of TurnerBatson! To all of our mentors and students, thank you so much for your dedication to this program, it has been amazing working with each of you, we can’t wait to see you next year!

About Us

High school students in the Birmingham area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.

At bi-weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.

For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment.

Our Team Projects

Students in the ACE program typically work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day.

The teams often learn how to use advanced computerized tools, such as AutoCAD, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art and other disciplines. Many ACE affiliates culminate their program year with special events at which teams present their concepts to mentors, families, teachers and community leaders.


Tim Anson
Program Chair
ACE Mentor Program of Alabama


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Program Report

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Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
2022-2023 Birmingham Board of Directors

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