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Justin Kile, associate professor of industrial engineering at Quinnipiac University. August 20, 2012.

Justin Kile, Associate Dean of Engineering at Quinnipiac University

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.

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SB450 WinnersEach semester, students in the Capstone Undergraduate Strategy Classes (SB 450) run a simulated athletic footwear company. The winning team’s company performance is measured by meeting certain investor expectations, as well as how they score relative to other companies in their class.

The achievements of the winning team members from each section are recognized at an end-of-semester awards ceremony.

Winning teams from the Spring 2015 term include the following:

Fantabulous Footwear (Tara Daleo, Dereka Nawracay, Emilio Tomas)

Just Shoes (Robert Bluze, Sam DeBlois, Rebecca Holstein, Jennifer Moll)

Casual Kicks (Travis Minor, Arthur Snyder, Andrew Stimpson)

Jack McAdoo (Matthew DeVore, Matt Laggis, Jack McAdoo)

Alpha Footwear Inc. (Joe Almeida, Tracey Hummel, Kevin Russell, Kylie Stanger)

Endurance Footwear (Alexa Bestoso, Nick McCloskey, Ashton Pett)

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