aceThis past week, students in the Yeshiva University High School for Girls ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) chapter were fortunate to gain a global perspective on these cutting-edge fields on a visit to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Our students comprise the only all-girls team in a male-dominated sector, and they were inspired and empowered to hear from women who are taking initiative and creating large-scale global reform. After hearing from multiple panelists, the students were excited to realize the extent of opportunities available to them. Says Meira Saffra (‘19), “These modern-day superheroes, coming from countries all over the world, showcased that with aspirations and determination, making a difference is possible.” Now in its fourth year, the Central ACE program focuses on all phases of construction, from idea-planning to completion and including all phases of engineering, architecture, and design. This year, our fifty participants are divided into two teams, the first of which is developing a plan for a new YUHSG building, with the second developing plans for a multi-use building with a transportation hub. Thank you to our sponsor, Jacobs Engineering, coaches Roxana Kariyannis and Cindy Feinberg, and Faculty Advisor Mrs. Marci Karoll. To date, our students have won over $18000 scholarships to date, and we wish this year’s team the best of luck!


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