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Harley Ellis Devereaux Continues its Commitment to ACE Mentoring

February 22, 2012

Harley Ellis Devereaux Continues its Commitment to ACE Mentoring

Harley Ellis Devereaux is proud to once again support the ACE Mentoring program’s Michigan Affiliate. This year, Steve Dailey, principal and mechanical engineering discipline leader; Kshipra Rele, associate and project architect; and Kristin Hawarny, project architect, are serving as mentors. 

ACE Mentoring is a program designed for high school students with an interest in architecture, engineering, and construction. Right now, teams of Detroit high school students are working with ACE mentors on specific design and construction concepts for a proposed 2,000 square foot urban daycare center. Individual teams are addressing Engineering Systems, Building Envelope and Interiors, and Site and Construction. The teams come together on a regular basis to discuss their ideas and how the various concepts integrate to form a comprehensive design solution. Final presentations will be made to a team of judges, who will provide feedback on the design solution to help the students further develop critical thinking skills and a greater interest in the design and construction profession.

In November 2011, the White House announced that ACE Mentoring has been selected as one of only eight recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the nation’s highest award for mentoring.

“We are proud to continue our support of the ACE Mentoring program and cannot thank Steve, Kshipra, and Kristen enough for their personal commitment to the next generation of professionals,” said Michael Cooper, Managing Principal at Harley Ellis Devereaux.  “Building science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) capability is top priority for Michigan, and the nation as a whole, and this program does a great job of reaching students.”