NCEES Northeast / Southern Zone Joint Interim Meeting
On April 27 – 29, 2017 members of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) met in St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, for the Northeast / Southern Zone Joint Interim Meeting. Held each spring, the joint meeting was cohosted by the Virgin Islands Board for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors and the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE). As the Vice President of the Council for the DAPE, ACE’s Mike Lennon was invited to attend. Mike, along with delegates from various other state licensing boards, had the opportunity to hear and discuss reports from the NCEES and take in all that St. Thomas has to offer. We’ll see you next year in Maine!
STREAM Night at Penn London Elementary School
On March 31, 2017, ACE’s Ryan Beerley, Ian Burns, and Mike Lennon volunteered at Penn London Elementary School’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, & Math) event. Hosted by the PTA, this free event included hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and make-and-take stations geared towards students in kindergarten through second grade. ACE brought our custom PLC-5 gaming system to educate students and their families on how control circuits are wired for lights, switches, and buttons; how the switches use binary math for game selection; how the programs are structured; and how mathematics plays a key role in computer game programming. Our thanks to all involved for a great night!
ACE Ski Trip 2017
On March 27 – 31, 2017, several ACE employees, friends, and family members took part in our eighteenth annual ski trip. This year’s trip was to Utah and included days at Sundance Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort, and Park City. The weather was great, with one day of snow and another of fresh powder. During his last trip as President, Tim Cole logged over 65 miles on the slopes and a maximum speed of 45.3 mph. All in all a fun week!