Justin W. Kile, Associate Dean of Engineering, was the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut Scholarship Awards Dinner. The Dinner celebrates the achievements of students and mentors from the Connecticut chapters of the national organization. Kile highlighted the new Quinnipiac Engineering programs and discussed the need for enthusiastic young engineers to help solve the grand challenges facing our society.
The ACE name stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering. The ACE program helps to mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually.
The mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.
The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports each student’s continued success through scholarships and grants. Since 1994, ACE has awarded over $14 million in scholarships to promising participants.
Kile, who joined Quinnipiac in 2012, holds a PhD and ME In industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.