The Iowa State Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapter partners with the College of Design to host the Architecture/Construction/Engineering (ACE) Mentor Student Visit, Saturday, March 3.
About 49 area high school students, who voluntarily signed up with parents, will be introduced to careers in the design/build industry through the ACE Mentor Program. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. students will tour both Town Engineering Building and the College of Design Building to familiarize with Iowa State construction engineering and landscape architecture degrees. Several group activities also are planned.
Larry Cormicle, a construction engineering senior lecturer at Iowa State, voluntarily leads the mentor visit with the help of construction engineering faculty, AGC student leaders and members of the College of Design.
Organizers expect that many of students attending will be minorities or come from low-income families. “I think we’ll see a great diversity of students,” said Cormicle. “College may not be an option for many without attending an event like this.”
ACE is a national organization founded in 1995. It operates 72 affiliates in 36 states. In addition to the mentor visit, it is part of ACE’s mission to support the students’ continued advancement in the industry through scholarships and grants.
Communications Intern Brady Rebhuhn contributed to this story.