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ACE Mentor Program: Investing in the Future

ACE Mentor Program: Investing in the Future

Some commitments have a ripple effect. Such is the case with the ACE Mentor Program, a not-for-profit organization where professionals mentor New York City high school students in preparation for careers in design and construction. HAKS has been a long-time supporter of the program, with individual employees volunteering as mentors. This year, we are proud to have formed our own mentoring team and are eager to share our industry knowledge with deserving students in the Greater New York City area.

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NextGen: CIRT-ACE Mentor Finals Bode Well

NextGen: CIRT-ACE Mentor Finals Bode Well

What do an aging Philadelphia trolley maintenance facility, the Coney Island shoreline, and a new Jacksonville FL bridge all have in common?

All were recently the subjects of innovative student design plans presented by high school teams from across the U.S. at the final round of this year’s 10th Anniversary CIRT-ACE Mentor National Design Competition, held April 28 at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington DC.

“The energy, enthusiasm, and passion the nine teams brought to the 10th Anniversary program made it a very special and memorable event,” said CIRT President Mark Casso, Esq.

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Students from Columbia Secondary School Join the Manhattanville ACE Mentorship Team

Students from Columbia Secondary School Join the Manhattanville ACE Mentorship Team

For the seventh time, Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group and its professional team of engineers, architects and construction managers are providing real-world insight into building design and construction for local students as part of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship program.

This year marks the first time that students from Columbia Secondary School (CSS), a public math, science and engineering school covering 6th through 12th grades, are part of the Columbia Manhattanville team. The CSS participants are joining students from the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics in East Harlem and Midwood High School in Brooklyn on this year’s Manhattanville ACE team.

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ACE Mentor Program Hosts Fall Cocktail Reception at Cooper Hewitt, Raising Over $100,000

ACE Mentor Program is pleased to announce that it held its 2015 Fall Cocktail Reception on September 17, 2015 at The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Leaders in the Built Environment Gather to Support ACE Mentor Program’s Mission

Leading architecture, construction and engineering professionals attended and were welcomed by the chairman of the board of directors, Milo E. Riverso, Ph.D., P.E., CCM, who spoke about the program’s growth and introduced members of the design and construction team, Caroline Baumann of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Museum of Design, Richard Southwick, FAIA, LEED AP of Beyer Blinder Belle, Alastair Elliott of Robert Silman Associates, and Robert Zirkel of E.W. Howell, who spoke about the recent renovation of the museum.

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ACEC NY member firms continue to support next generation of engineers

As part of an ongoing focus on nurturing and supporting the next generation of engineers, each year since 2011, ACEC New York has provided a high school student participating in the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York with a $3,000 legacy scholarship to be used towards pursuing a degree in engineering. Winners in previous years have included Mohammad Zaryab in 2011; Emily Farella in 2012; Samantha Magnes in 2013; and Kemba Hall in 2014.

This year, the scholarship was awarded to Wade Lewis, a senior at Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx. Lewis is a member of the ACE Mentor Team 19, which is managed by member firm AECOM. He plans to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering in the coming year. “I thought carefully of my interests,” wrote Wade in his application essay. “The first was my love for mathematics; the second was my joy for creating new things. Those attributes led me to wanting to become an engineer.”

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ACE Mentorship program

Skanska teams around the country participate in the ACE mentorship program designed to inspire high school students to pursue careers in design and construction.

Learn how our New York team is working with ACE to develop the next generation  of industry talent.

ACE Mentor hosts 19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

ACE Mentor hosts 19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

ACE Mentor Program hosted its 19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 19, at the Mandarin Oriental, located in Columbus Circle. The sold-out event honored three construction industry leaders for their dedication to the ACE Mentor Program and mentoring youth for long-term careers in the construction and design industries. This year’s honorees were Stuart Koshner, managing partner of RCDolner LLC; Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of NY & NJ; and Victoria Cerami, CEO of Cerami & Associates, Inc.

The luncheon served as an annual fundraising event for the ACE Mentor Scholarship program which aims to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring.

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ACE hosts scholarship luncheon

ACE hosts scholarship luncheon

ACE Mentor Program hosted its 19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental, located in Columbus Circle in New York City. The sold-out event honored three prominent construction industry leaders for their dedication to the Program and mentoring youth for long-term careers in the construction and design industries.

This year’s honorees were Stuart Koshner, Managing Partner of RCDolner LLC, Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Victoria J. Cerami, Chief Executive Officer of Cerami & Associates, Inc.

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