Chairman of the Board
Mentor Recruitment Chair
Student Recruitment Chair
Walter P Moore
Students and Mentors
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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.
High school students in the Austin 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 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.
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.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
The ACE Mentor Program of Austin has open position for both Board of Directors and Associate Board Member Positions. Details and expectations of these positions are outlined in the document below. Submit the Board Application by July 13th, 2018 to Gerardo Gandy, and Christine Sheng. Please write ACE BOARD APPLICATION in the subject line.
The ACE Mentor Program Austin is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). The program runs solely on sponsorships and local volunteers; your donations help fund our weekly sessions, scholarships, and overall program costs. While ACE is nationwide, 2016 will be the Austin chapter’s inaugural year, and we can use all the help we can get! If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ACE Austin program, please make checks payable to “ACE Mentor Program of Austin” and mail it to 212 Lavaca St. Suite 390 Austin, Texas 78701 (attn: Gerardo Gandy) or make an online donation through the PayPal® link below. Contact Tyler McElroy with any questions or concerns.