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Providence Senior Eva Kilpper Invited to ACE Architecture Camp

August 29, 2018 by Elaine Rottman

Eva KilpperIn partnership with the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) Mentor Program, the College of Architecture and Planning at University of Colorado Denver hosted an architecture camp for 26 rising junior and senior high school students this summer. The creators of this immersive program invited Providence senior Eva Kilpper and peers from six western states to participate in a week-long intensive studio-focused design-build experience. Students worked with digital fabrication equipment and in computer-assisted design labs alongside CU Denver faculty.

The ACE Mentor Program affiliates in large and mid-size cities across the western U.S. raised money to pay the entire tuition for each student camper. Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program facilitates mentoring for high school students to inspire them to pursue careers in construction, engineering, and design; volunteers across the country work with more than 9,000 students annually.

Eva Kilpper represented the Santa Barbara affiliate of ACE. Sage Shingle, a Senior Project Engineer with Van Sande Structural Consultants, founded the Santa Barbara chapter of this national program in early 2017. Both Eva and Victor Ortiz were introduced to the program through Rodney Meadth, director of the Providence Engineering Academy.

Read more about the patio project Eva worked on here.

Read more about the Providence Engineering Academy here.