At our first meeting of the new year Team 6 began to focus in on this year’s project: the repurposing of Navy Pier. Our team divided into two groups, each with a different project emphasis. Half the teamwill be designing an urban installation for the pier and half will be designing a feature for the […]

College Night The Week 4 meeting focused on discussing issues related to college- including planning and funding college careers, how to evaluate different college options, and what to do once you finish college. Some big takeaways: Make use of all available resources. Teachers, counselors, ACE mentors, etc. all have different experience relating to the college process. […]

Team 6 met at the office of Thornton Tomasetti for an introduction to structural engineering. The engineers of TT provided an overview of basic concepts such as tension, compression, and bending forces. ACE students then had an opportunity to draw on the meeting’s lesson while competing in the spaghetti hat challenge. This week’s challenge required […]

Attention Students:  Please join ACE on our annual campus visit to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, coming up Saturday March 10.  The trip is free to all ACE students and includes travel by coach bus, breakfast, lunch and a fantastic and informative tour for all students planning to attend college. We will be hosted upon […]

ACE Students, An optional field trip to IIT’s campus has been arranged for next Friday, November 18, from noon to 4pm.  Students will meet with ACE mentors and IIT faculty on campus; we will tour architecture studios, engineering classrooms, student dorms and other campus buildings.  To sign up for the trip, or for more information, […]