The Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of America was one of eight organizations and nine individuals named as a recipient of the White House’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
The program, which encourages industry professionals and college and university representatives to work together to attract young people to their professions, is the brainchild of Thornton Tomasetti Founding Principal Charles H. Thornton, Ph.D., P.E.
Since1995, the ACE Mentor Program has offered guidance and training in architecture, construction and engineering to more than 100,000 high school students in 40 states and 200 cities across the United States. ACE has awarded more than $12.8 million in scholarships to date. Thornton now serves as chairman of the nonprofit.
The award will be presented during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 2011. BD+C