Twin Cities

ACE Twin Cities is approximately a 16 week program from mid-Oct until mid-March.
Students meet with mentors once a week for about 2 hours to help students develop their
project. Teams are normally kept to under 10 to make sure students get hands on
experience. If we have more than 10 students on a team and enough to have a second team
will break the team down.

Students are provided a RFP along with the National CIRT Competition requirements at the
start of the year that they work on throughout the year and provide a 20 min presentation
in front of industry leading panel of judges at the University of Minnesota Campus.

RFP Sample

ACE Top Finishers/Winners

School Year Challenge First Place Second Place Third Place
2010 2011 Pilot Program Year N/A N/A N/A
2011 2012 Parking Ramp Hopkins High School N/A N/A
2012 2013 Modular School Johnson High School N/A N/A
2013 2014 Modernized Library Johnson High School Hopkins High School Shakopee High School
2014 2015 Community Medical Clinic Humboldt High School Irondale High School Shakopee High School
2015 2016 Historical Revitalization Shakopee High School Washburn High School St. Louis Park High School
2016 2017 Presidential Library / Museum Washburn High School Edina High School Brooklyn Center
2017 2018 Urban Revitalization Irondale High School Edina High School Shakopee High School
2018 2019 Playground or Playscape Irondale High School Minneaplois Hub Shakopee High School
2019 2020 Gastronomic Center Irondale High School Roseville High School North St. Paul Hub