November 12, 2015: Engineering Intro & Scavenger Hunt at HNTB Tonight’s meeting was held at HNTB’s office, where we first had a delicious Italian Beef dinner! Then, the craziness broke loose! Students and Mentors went around the loop on a scavenger hunt to take group photos in front of a list of important Chicago landmarks […]

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November 5, 2015: ACE Student Orientation at Jones College Prep!  Students met with everyone for the first time this year! We are all pumped up for the upcoming year! Tons of fun to be had while learning and building friendships! After all the formal business was taken care of, we played an ice-breaking game where

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This Monday, November 11th is the IIT Field trip.  You can still register at : Details: When: Nov. 11 9:45 AM- 3:00 PM  Where: 10 W. 33rd st. Perlstien Hall This is a great opportunity to see a campus!

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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This Week: CONTRARY to our schedule, we will be meeting at GSA’s office this Thursday, November 17, 2011. Their office is located at 230 S. Dearborn, in Suite 3600 (on the 36th floor): The entrance looks like this: You should enter on Dearborn (the North-South street) just North of Jackson (the East-West street). You will have to go through a

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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,

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This Week: According to our schedule, we will be meeting at Lend Lease’s office Thursday, November 10, 2011. Yes, we discussed something else last week, but we were wrong and we’re going to stick to the schedule. Our office is located at 1 N. Wacker Drive, in Suite 850 (on the 8th floor): The entrance looks like

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