Movie Night with ACE

A free private screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World
December 13th @ 6:30 pm

Avon Cinema

 260 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906

Dream Big is a HUGE film.  Literally.  From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.  With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.


Wednesdays after school

Starting the 3rd week of October.

Do you think you want to be an Architect, Engineer, or work in the Construction Industry? ACE RI is the perfect place to learn more and have fun at the same time. High school students work in small groups with their peers and with mentors from the construction industry on interactive activities to gain valuable experience and learn about the ACE fields. This hands on learning approach is a great place for students to boost their  education and pursue their passions outside of the classroom. Find your local group and register online.

Students who pursue higher education in a related field are also eligible to apply for scholarships through ACE Mentor Program of RI. In 2015, ACE RI awarded $10,000 of scholarships to area students and over $78,000 has been awarded since 2004.

Read the 2017 ACE Mentor Program Yearbook and hear from two ACE RI Alumni who are featured this year. Read more about Robert Clarke (pg. 6) and Jose Paz (pg. 29) in the ACE Alumni Spotlight.

Read the 2017 ACE Mentor Program Yearbook and hear from two ACE RI Alumni who are featured this year. Read more about Robert Clarke (pg. 6) and Jose Paz (pg. 29) in the ACE Alumni Spotlight.

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Start Dates

Providence (RISD): October 18th, 2017

Northern RI (Blackstone Academy): October 17th, 2017

West Bay (NEIT): October 18th, 2017

Preliminary Schedule

Oct. 18: The Annual Gum Drop & Pasta Tower Challenge - A hands on exercise to get our minds thinking about structures. (This activity will be on October 17 at the NRI Location.)

Oct. 25: ACE in the Neighborhood - A walking tour with a critical look at the infrastructure around us.

Nov. 1: College Visit - RWU / NEIT

Nov. 8: The Concept of Scale - How do we translate buildings to paper and pencil?

Nov. 15: Measure and Make - Construct a scale model of a house from paper plans.

Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Break - Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 29: Landscape Design and Resiliency - How do we design around our buildings to protect our futures?

Dec. 6: Structural Design - Build and test a beam.

Dec. 13: Movie Night with ACE - Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Jan. 3: The second semester kicks off with many more great activities.

Click Below for More Information and To Register

2017 Annual Networking Fundraiser

Thank you to those who sponsored and attended our 2017 fundraiser event.

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ACE’s Rhode Island program helps high school students discover how to translate their interests and abilities into exciting, rewarding careers in architecture, engineering and construction.

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