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ACE Offers Opportunity

Students benefit from relationships with mentors.

ACE Mentor offers opportunity


ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, an affiliate of ACE Mentor Program of America, introduces high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction management. We accept students who attend high school in the Greater Boston area.

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Questions?   Join us for a 45-minute info session on Zoom where you can hear from a current ACE Mentor and ask questions about the program.

Students, parents, and educators can pick the date that works for you for a one-time, 45-minute info session to learn more about ACE. Click on the date to RSVP for an online info session:

Wednesday, Sept 22, 6:00-6:45 PM

Thursday, Sept 30, 6:00-6:45 PM

Monday, Oct 4, 6:00-6:45 PM

Wednesday, Oct 6, 6:00-6:45 PM

Tuesday, Oct 12, 6:00-6:45 PM

Thursday, Oct 14, 6:00-6:45 PM

 

Attend an info session

Frequently Asked Questions about ACE Mentor Program

Who? High school students from the Greater Boston area who might be interested in architecture, construction, or engineering. Any student grades 9-12 is welcome. Many students come for several years.

What? A free after-school program to introduce you to architecture, construction, or engineering through a hands-on design project.

When? One day per week, October 20 – March 10, after school. You will be asked to choose an afternoon/evening that works for you to meet with your mentors.

Where?

The program will operate virtually in the fall of 2021, and we hope to add in-person events and meetings later in the school year. Pick one to attend regularly, based on your schedule. The program is the same at each location.

Monday – Northeastern team – 4:30-6 PM ONLINE
Tues – Wentworth Institute of Technology team – 4:00-5:30 PM ONLINE
Tues – Roxbury Community College – 5:00-6:30 PM ONLINE
Wed – SMMA Cambridge – 4:00-5:30 PM ONLINE
Wed – Boston Society for Architects – 4:30-6 PM ONLINE

Why? To learn about design and construction, to get inspired, and to get opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and professional industry contacts.

How? Watch the video for a peek at the program in action. The online program will require that you have access to a phone or laptop that allows them to use Zoom. If you do not have such a device, we will work to get you access to one. Students will receive a supply kit.

What is the cost? The program is free of charge.

Who are the mentors? The ACE Mentors work in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering, and they have worked on many exciting area projects. They volunteer because they want to help you learn about their work. All mentors undergo a background screening through ACE Mentor national.

What is the project? With the support of their mentors, ACE students will design and create a construction plan for a community arts and rec center, working within certain budget, environmental, and site requirements.

Ready to sign up? Click the button below to register for the program.

 

Register as a student

 

Email our Student Coordinator

Questions? If you have questions about the registration process or that you want answered before registering, please email our student coordinator, Holly Ganser.

 

Email our student coordinator

Participating Firms


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Become a sponsor

Our Mentors Come From These Firms

AMCONCORP 

ARUP

BERKELEY BUILDING COMPANY

BOYLSTON PROPERTIES

BORREGO SOLAR SYSTEMS

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

BURO HAPPOLD ENGINEERING

CARDI

CHA CONSULTING

CONSIGLI CONSTRUCTION CO, INC.

CRANSHAW CONSTRUCTION

CV PROPERTIES

CITY OF SOMERVILLE

DiMELLA SHAFFER

DPS ENGINEERING

DPR CONSTRUCTION

DYER BROWN ARCHITECTS

E.J. CALLAHAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC

ELLENZWEIG ARCHITECTS

ELKUS MANFREDI

EM DUGGAN

FINEGOLD ALEXANDER ARCHITECTS

GEI CONSULTANTS

GENSLER

GILBANE BUILDING COMPANY

HALEY & ALDRICH

HARGREAVES JONES 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

HATCH ENGINEERING

INTERIOR ARCHITECTS

 

 

  JACOBS

LANGAN

LEE KENNEDY

LIMBACH CONSTRUCTION

MASS MEDICAL SOCIETY

NEW ENGLAND FINISH SYSTEMS

OSTROW ELECTRIC CO.

PAYETTE

PERKINS + WILL

PRELLWITZ CHILINSKI ASSOCIATES

R.E. DINEEN

RELATED BEAL LLC

SAIKI DESIGN

SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER

SHAWMUT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

SHEPLEY BULFINCH RICHARDSON & ABBOTT

SKANSKA

SMMA

STANTEC

STUDIO TROIKA

SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION

SULLIVAN McLAUGHLIN

SUMMIT METAL FABRICATORS

THORNTON TOMASETTI

TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

VANDERWEIL ENGINEERS

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

THE WHITING-TURNER CONTRACTING CO.

 

Thanks to our partners for helping along the way: Boston Public Schools, Boston Society of Architects, Northeastern University, the National Organization of Minority Architects (Boston Chapter), Roxbury Community College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates.