The Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia affiliate of the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program hosted its awards banquet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday night in the UTC University Center's Tennessee Room.
Four teams of ACE students presented their final projects––redevelopment of a space between the Creative Discovery Museum and AT&T Field––to a panel of judges. The judges were Elemi Architects Owner Eric Myers, City Transportation Engineer Bertran Kuyrkendall and the executive director of the Creative Discovery Museum, Henry Schulson.
One student from each team was awarded a $2,500 college scholarship. The following students received awards: David Samuels from McCallie School (DBS Corp. Scholarship), Stephanie Parker from East Ridge High School (AGC/ACE Scholarship), Sam Wehunt from CSAS (EMJ Corp. Scholarship) and Kassedy Whitener, a homeschool student (AIA Scholarship).
The program's mission is to enlighten and increase the awareness of high school students to career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering and related areas of design and construction industry through mentoring, and to provide scholarship opportunities for students in an inclusive manner reflective of the diverse school population.