The ACE team at Stratford STEM kicked off our year with some team building exercises. We worked together to “cross the Cumberland River”.
We also cracked the code to launch the UFO auto pilot back to earth by lining up in birthday order without using our voices. To embrace the challenges, lines of communication and problem solving strategies were developed between mentors and students. We will use these new found connections to develop an awesome project this year!
Matthew is an alum of the Greater Nashville area ACE Mentor program and he recently sent us this update about how things are going.
If you know of other alums of our program, let them know we want to keep in touch and share their updates also.
Over the summer, I worked as an intern at Collier Engineering, a civil engineering firm in Brentwood. While there I did a variety of work and it was a great experience for me and my fellow interns.
I was elected to be the fundraising chair for the Tennessee Tech ASCE chapter at the end of last year, so I’ve been in charge of raising money for our chapter. I recently finished writing a sponsorship proposal to send to TTU alumni and engineering firms in order to gain sponsors.
The steel bridge is coming along smoothly this year. Our design is very strong and I think we stand a good chance for the competition coming up in March. We have our entire team from last year as well as some new members to help speed up the fabrication process, which has given us a boost regarding time constraints.
As you can tell, the past few months have been really busy for me and I’m excited for what’s to come over the rest of the year. Best wishes to all of those involved with the ACE Mentor program.
Nonprofit leader Jack Tipton preps youths for design, construction careers
Source: ‘Many ex-ACE students are working in Middle Tennessee’ | Nashville Post
Registration for ACE Mentor in the Greater Nashville area will open at noon on Tuesday August 29, 2017.
You may use the link below to register for this year.
Source: ACE Mentor Program of America :: Registration
ACE Mentor 2017 yearbook will take you to the recently released ACE Mentor yearbook for 2017. This book lists many great facts about ACE and also lists the outstanding mentors for 2017, including David Meek of Brasfield & Gorrie from the Nashville affiliate.
Great insight on the ACE Mentor program from one of our partner firms here in Nashville.
Design with community in mind.
Source: Partnering or volunteering? The choice is simple – Stantec
Below are just a few of the photos from the annual ACE Mentor Nashville scholarship banquet, held at Rocketown, on Thursday April 27.
You can view all of the photos by ACE Mentor banquet photos 2017
Matthew Crispi is a Civil Engineering student at Tennessee Tech University. Matthew participated in the ACE Mentor program here in the Nashville area. Here is an update Matthew sent us:
I got back from ASCE Student Conference in Boca Raton last night and wanted to tell you about the competitions I got to compete in and the projects I’ve been working on here at Tennessee Tech. I joined the ASCE Steel Bridge team and got to fabricate the whole bridge. Our program has struggled for the past couple years, but we feel our design this year was a really strong base model to go off of for the next couple years and we’ve made it our goal to make it to nationals within 2 years. Our build team did a good job in the build competition, but the bridge was disqualified because it failed lateral deflection at the cantilever by about 1/100 of an inch. It was a little disappointing, but we know exactly what to do to fix it and some of our members are planning to stay in Cookeville over summer and do some testing on different ideas.
I also did the theme display competition by myself as a side project, and I won 3rd place for it, which was really exciting. I attached some pictures I took from conference. There should be more professional pictures published and I will send them when I find out when and where they will be posted.
I hope your current ACE project is going well and that you have a great presentation at this year’s banquet. Let all the other mentors know I said hi.