For 20 years around Puget Sound, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has been inspiring students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction! The 2022-2023 program is well underway, and more than 300 students are participating on 12 teams in Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma. This year a record number of students applied and were placed in the program! Wow!
Anyone interested in joining our informational e-mail list for 2023-2024 program, should email us at the address to the left. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the Presentation Night events which will be held in late May.
Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped 4,000+ 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 $1,121,000 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 in 2020 and 2021 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
While the 2022 Presentation Nights were in person, our all-virtual team presented during a hybrid event that is also available for viewing on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nyRT5rwGKk&t=432s
The 2023 events will be IN PERSON sometime in May 2023. This year’s student project is an aquatic center, and we are excited to see what the students have come up with. Check back for more details!
The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has a strong student scholarship program which has awarded a total of $1,121,000 since its inception in Washington state in 2001. Passing the $1 million mark is a magnificent milestone and one we are incredibly proud of!
Scholarship applicants are recognized at a reception in the spring. The 2020 and 2021 events were virtual events and are available on our YouTube page for viewing. The 2022event was held in-person in conjunction with our 20th Anniversary Celebration. Fourteen seniors were awarded $137,000 in scholarships!
To see the program from the ACE 20th Anniversary and Scholarship Event:
Download Event Program
Additionally, our informational looping slideshow is available for viewing on our YouTube page. It includes photos from our history, a timeline, quotes from supporters, recognition of our mentors and sponsors, and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_A6rCiMtI
The 2023 scholarship application will be available for ACE seniors on March 1. Ask your team leader about the opportunity to apply today!
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.