Two of SEAOSC's members will be honored in February for their dedication to the next generation of structural engineers. The ACE Spotlight Awards honors outstanding mentors for their dedication, leadership, and support of high school students in the ACE Mentor Program. ACE brings Architecture, Construction and Engineering professionals into high schools twice a month to teach students and mentor them. This year, SEAOSC members Josh Rojo and Carmen O'Rourke, both of Degenkolb, are being recognized.
Josh supports STEM Academy of Boyle Heights. This year, he stepped up as Team Leader and did everything possible to make sure he met with his students in person, knowing how much being there in person helps keep the students engaged.
Carmen has served as Team Leader for the Downtown L.A. Team for many years and is one of ACE’s most involved mentors. This team includes students from three different schools which requires additional effort to coordinate, but Carmen is always there for her students.
Congratulations to both of these members who represent the association and profession with dignity and esteem.