The 2021-2022 ACE Mentor Program is coming to a close! Ten teams of students and mentors participated in an roller-coaster of a year, having a combination of virtual, in-person, and hybrid meetings, but ending on a high note all around.
We are thrilled also to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary of the ACE program in Washington state. For 20 years around Puget Sound we have been inspiring students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction! Be sure to check our social media accounts for statistics, alumni stories, fun facts about our organization, and more. We are planning our 20th Anniversary Celebration, to be held in conjunction with this year’s scholarship event, and we couldn’t be happier about celebrating in person!
Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped around 3,500 students learn all about the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Are you fascinated by the art of architecture? Are you interested in how buildings withstand earthquakes? Are you intrigued by sustainable “green” building design? Are you wondering how a building can start out as an idea and become reality? Join the ACE program! Our program is free to students, thanks to donations from local firms, mentors, parents, and other supporters. To date, we have also given $984,000 in scholarships to students who pursued A/E/C fields at the university level. During the ACE Mentor Program, teams visit major construction sites, complete projects, and meet bi-monthly at mentor firm offices. Qualifying high school seniors are awarded scholarships and many students remain in touch with industry professionals for continued mentoring with career choices, college and internship applications and future employment opportunities.
Find us on social media! Our pages have exciting industry links, local ACE events, program information, and details on what our teams are up to! Find us at www.facebook.com/SeattleACE, follow us on Instagram @acementorseattle, and connect with us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/seattleace/.
Each year the teams are assigned a project. Students and their mentors work diligently preparing for the Final Presentation Night where each team showcases their year-long effort. Over the years, team projects have included a new basketball arena for the Sonics, community centers in South Lake Union, a ski lodge on Steven’s Pass, a new Seattle Aquarium, high-rise towers on Lake Washington and many more.
Presentations for the last two years were pre-recorded, live-streamed in a virtual webcast series, and are now available permanently for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdSt6klJtQqq53mt6lA33bw
The 2022 Presentation Nights are planned for the end of May.
Presentation night is the culminating event of the ACE program and it is always incredible to see what the students accomplished during the year.
The Tuesday night Presentation Event on May 24 is the
only event being streamed and recorded. Please join us!
The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has a strong student scholarship program which has awarded $984,000 since its inception in Washington state in 2001. We are thrilled to announce that this year, for our 20th Anniversary, we will hit the $1 million mark for scholarships awarded. This is a magnificent milestone and one we are incredibly proud of!
Scholarship applicants should SAVE THE DATE of June 8, 2022. If you are selected for an award, you will be personally contacted and encouraged to attend. This year’s event will not be streamed or available for virtual viewing.
The last two events, for 2020 and 2021, were virtual events and are still available on our YouTube page for viewing.
Support the ACE Mentor Program
DONATE today and help ACE MENTOR OF WASHINGTON continue to offer this vibrant program FREE OF CHARGE, to all interested students. The average cost of the program per student, per year is $250.00. Your support will insure program viability and enhance the future of the industry. It’s easy! Click on the DONATE button to the right of this page for a secure link via PAYPAL. Thank you for supporting the fastest growing mentoring programs in the building industry.