Career Direction for Students in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering


In General Information on 04.21.2014 at .

The Chicago ACE Mentor Program and Associate Board of Directors is happy to announce two scholarship opportunities offered exclusively to ACE Chicago Alumni!  Applicants must apply by June 30, 2014.  Please consider submitting an application and see the attached announcement for further details!

2014 Alumni-Cohen scholarship announcement


In ACE Design-Build Workshop, General Information on 04.20.2014 at .



ACE is seeking two students who have an interest in design, construction, and community development to assist with this year’s summer program.  The collegiate assistants will fully participate in the summer Workshop as both a team member and teaching assistant.  It is expected that the selected candidate will help motivate and lead the students through the design-build process, while also assisting the instructors with organizational or administrative tasks.  The Workshop runs from June 23 through August 8, meeting M-F from 8am – 12pm at Curie Metro High School on the Southwest side of Chicago.  Curie is easily accessible via the CTA Orange line or city buses.  The last week of the program will be conducted on-site and may require longer work days during construction.  The Workshop is a lot of work- but lots of fun (see images of past projects above and below)!

week 08-site installation-0 week 09_Panorama2

To be eligible for this position, the candidate must have completed at least 1 year of the ACE program and be currently enrolled in a collegiate architecture, construction, or engineering program.   There are no further restrictions.   Architectural or structural design ability, construction experience, familiarity with 2D and 3D drafting programs, and prior leadership experience are highly desirable; however, it is not expected that one candidate possess an expertise in all areas.

Interested students should email resume and cover letter to ACE DESIGN BUILD DIRECTORS at by Friday May 09.  The cover letter, in addition to highlighting past experience, should include current contact information and provide the year/number of the candidate’s former ACE team.  In appreciation for your participation, ACE will provide a one-time college scholarship paid directly to you, for college related expenses such as books and supplies.  Award amount will be $2,000.


Team 1 + Encore

In ACE Team 1 on 04.04.2014 at .

The results are in for the 8th Annual CIRT-ACE National Design Competition!  And guess what Team 1 – WE’RE 1ST RUNNER UP IN THE “LIBRARY RELEVANCE CHALLENGE”! Congratulations Team 1!!!

If I wasn’t already being emotional and sappy about how well your presentation at the UIC Forum went, well then this just put me over the edge!  You guys have worked so hard over the past couple months and deserve every moment of recognition.  Plus, this will make your college applications look even more awesome.

Congratulations to Team 1: Alexis, Alondra, Brittney, Christian, Christopher, Dustin, Irene, Joaquin, Jonathan, Leandro, Matthew, Miguel, Patty, Pierce!  And another big thanks to all the Team 1 mentors to helped make this happen!


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