As reported in our sister publication HPAC Engineering, The ACE Mentor program is celebrating its 20th year with over 40,000+ High School students trained in STEM-related careers.
Crucial to that success has been the efforts of the program's founder, Charles H. Thornton, Ph.D., P.E., Hon. AIA, Hon. ASCE. Despite a storied, honored career in Civil Engineering, Thornton still counts his work with ACE as among his proudest achievements.
Thomas Gilbane, Jr., Chairman of the Board, ACE Mentor Program, and Chairman & CEO, Gilbane, Inc., spoke at the celebration in New York City saying:
The ACE Mentor Program is thriving, a grand testament to Charlie Thornton. ACE attracts growing numbers of students to its 35-40-hour after-school program who want to reach beyond textbooks and understand real world applications of their studies; scores of ACE alumni have returned to it as mentors.