2019 ENR ACE Yearbook Now Available
 
The 2019 Yearbook is hot off the press, all 48 pages. This 25th-anniversary commemorative edition celebrates ACE’s achievements since 1994. Activities, alumni, mentors, and leaders from 25 affiliates are mentioned throughout the publication.

New Online Resource for Mentors and Affiliates

ACEMENTORTOOLS.ORG facilitates affiliates’ administrative operations and organizes curriculum materials for mentors to plug-and-play.
 
ACE Mentor Tools is user-friendly, easy to navigate, and full of valuable resources. It incorporates a powerful search engine that enables users to readily find all relevant resources on the website.
 
The website is divided into three sections – Affiliate Resources, Mentor Resources, and Board Resources.  (A few chapters of each section are still in development and will be populated in the coming months.)
 
Affiliate Resources Eighteen (18) chapters cover such topics as recruiting mentors and students, strategic planning, fundraising, the database, and compliance. Chapters are packed with examples, templates, current policy documents, and links to resources.
Mentor Resources Seven (7) chapters present sample curricula and schedules, mentoring tips, examples of final projects, and materials for introducing students to career pathways.  The major chapter “Activities” is divided into six sections, each filled with a variety of plug-and-play, hands-on activities.
Board Resources gathers documents, policies, and other information appropriate for affiliate board management.
 
ACE staff will regularly curate the ACE Mentor Tools website and incorporate new information and materials as they become available.   Affiliates and mentors are encouraged to submit new resources to Regional Directors for possible inclusion on the website.

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Summer Time, Busy Time
 
This summer scores of ACE students from Rhode Island to California were busy attending camps organized by ACE affiliates, universities, and other organizations.
 
  • For the third year, the College of Architecture (CAP) at Colorado University Denver hosted 32 ACE students from 11 affiliates in the Western region (12 students were on the wait list). During the week-long session students designed and built outdoor furniture for CAP’s street entrance.
  • The Chicago affiliate conducted its seven-week-long Design Build Workshop, now in its 10th year. For their client, a local YMCA, students turned a blacktop space into a functional play area with painted groundscape, benches, and a shade structure.
  • The Lehigh Valley PA affiliate, in partnership with the local ABC chapter and other organizations, ran the third-annual Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls. The 27 participants, including non-ACE students, learned about opportunities in the construction industry and  practiced trades skills.
Denver summer camp students designed and constructed outdoor furniture.
Rhode Island camp students designed and built structures out of recycled cardboard.

Two affiliates organized camps for the first time.
  • The Rhode Island affiliate, in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design, ran a 7-day camp at the university.   Students designed and constructed structures fashioned out of recycled cardboard boxes.
  • The Raleigh Durham affiliate in North Carolina attracted 10 students for a full-day session giving them a hands-on introduction to A-E-C fields. The mentors and students were all women.
The San Diego and Los Angeles affiliates supported and sent more than 20 students to engineering and architecture camps, mostly in California.  In addition, several ACE students from around the country attended one of the two architecture sessions at Fallingwater.

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