ACE Mentoring

By Rachel Back | Nov 11, 2015

Once a week, high school students, college students and professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering gather in the BEB for the ACE Mentoring program. This weekly activity is a great way for the high school students to reach out to these adults and ask for advice, learn about a new field, or just have fun! The ACE program is an amazing resource for the students and mentors alike. The students have a unique opportunity to learn about architecture, construction and engineering before applying to college, and the mentors can re-learn what made them interested in the field in the first place.

The first week of the program this year began with the students building the tallest structure they could using only raw pasta and marshmallows. Not only did they learn about material properties and truss structures, but they learned how valuable working in a team is.

High school students take raw pasta and marshmallows to new heights in the first week of the 2015-16 ACE Mentoring program at RISD.

High school students take raw pasta and marshmallows to new heights in the first week of the 2015-16 ACE Mentoring program at RISD.

The second week was focused on learning about scale. They began by recreating the blueprint of a bed room on the floor and wall with tape at full scale, and then drew the same blue print in a few different scales. By the end of the day, they had used at least 3 different scales to draw the same room! As a mentor, it is amazing to watch the students be interested and engaged in the ACE fields.

Check back in upcoming weeks for more updates on the ACE Mentorship program in Providence!

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ACE-RI Mentor Program Final Presentations June 20th

By Graham Rice | Jun 02, 2017

On behalf of the ACE (Architecture – Construction – Engineering) Mentor Program of Rhode Island (ACE RI) we invite you to join us on Tuesday morning June 20th at the Providence Public Library for our annual networking fundraiser. The event will run from 7:30-9:30 am. We are seeking broad support from the RI architectural community. The ACE continue reading…

Ace Mentoring – Weekly Update

By Rachel Back | Nov 11, 2015

This past week, the students took a field trip to Roger Williams University.  They learned a lot about what college life is about, and how architecture, construction management or engineering can make an interesting career!  They even had to opportunity to meet with a panel of current students and ask what ever questions they had. continue reading…

Mentoring Opportunity Builds Design Interest among High School Students

By Jim Barnes | Oct 30, 2013

Each year Jim Barnes and a few RISD grad students work with local high school students as mentors in the Rhode Island ACE Mentoring Program. ACE is a unique partnership among industry professionals — architects, engineers, construction managers, college and university representatives, and other professionals from related corporations and professional organizations — who work together to continue reading…

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Hanson Cheng, www.hansoncheng.com, 2016 B.Arch,
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Sophie Chien (B.Arch 2020) Selected as a Maharam STEAM Fellow,
Sophie Chen will join the 2017 Maharam STEAM Fellows who are working in arenas not typically associated with art and design students and have the opportunity to effect real change in policy and practice in local and global organizations and communities. Her own work will take place at Providence City Hall in the Mayor’s Center for City Services. She says her work there will apply design thinking to the bureaucratic structure of municipal government, breaking down the “you gotta know a guy” culture and redefine internal silos in order to make city hall more equitable and efficient for constituents and stakeholders. Sophie plans to use her time working for city hall to build her experience in government, where she hopes to practice after graduating from RISD. Her goal in government is to restore trust in public institutions at a time when that trust seems to have disappeared. Using her belief in transparency and her ability to communicate data visually, she hopes to reaffirm the responsive and accessible capability of local government. Sophie will begin writing a blog this summer where you can follow her work at City Hall and the work of other Maharam Fellows. Find out more here.
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Alex Diaz, alexdiaz.us, 2013 M.Arch
Beau Johnson, beaubjohnson.tumblr.com, 2013 M.Arch
Burgess Voshell, burgessvoshell.com, 2013 M.Arch
Camila Morales, portfolios.risd.edu/camilamorales, 2013 M.Arch
Dan Laster, danlaster.com, 2013 M.Arch
Eugenia Yu, eugeniayu.com, 2013 M.Arch
J. Harley Nalley, j-harley-nalley.tumblr.com, 2013 M.Arch
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Kyle Kiser, kyle-kiser.com, 2013 M.Arch
Maxwell Dehne, mldehne.com, 2013 M.Arch
Royce Bixby, roycebixby.com, 2013 M.Arch
Adria Boynton, cargocollective.com/adriaboynton, 2014 B.Arch
John Mars, john-mars.com, 2014 B.Arch
Nathaniel Vice, nathanielvice.com, 2014 B.Arch
Nicole Wiznitzer, nicolewiznitzer.com, 2014 B.Arch
Peeraya Suphasidh, suphasidh.com, 2014 B.Arch
Sonny Lee, sonny-lee.com, 2014 B.Arch
Nicole Marple, cargocollective.com/marple, 2014 M.Arch
Lucy Siyao Liu, liulucy.com, 2015 B.Arch
Matthew Bohne, portfolios.risd.edu/mbohne, 2015 B.Arch
Matthew Solomon, behance.net/MAS, 2015 B.Arch
Timothy Dobday, cargocollective.com/timothydobday, 2015 B.Arch
Emily Yen, emilysingeryen.com , 2015 M.Arch
Feijiao Huo, huofeijiao.com, 2015 M.Arch
Julian Uribe, julian-uribe.com, 2015 M.Arch
Malcolm Rio, malcolmrio.com, 2015 M.Arch
Natalie Kruch, nataliekruch.com, 2015 M.Arch
Rory Stevens, redesign-studios.com, 2015 M.Arch
Sina Almassi, sinaalmassi.com, 2015 M.Arch
Brandon Wang, wangbrandon.com, 2016 B.Arch
Xinru Liu, cargocollective.com/xinruliu, 2016 B.Arch
Christopher Beck, christophergbeck.com, 2016 M.Arch

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