2019 Baltimore ACE Mentor Program presentations_Bohler Engineering

Bohler’s Towson, MD teammates, eager to contribute to their community and make a difference through their work, jumped at the opportunity to become involved with the Baltimore chapter of the ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program. Nine engineers from our office spearheaded the initiative to mentor local students in civil engineering.

In January, Bohler began the semester-long endeavor, working alongside colleagues in the architecture and construction fields. Each week, our team met with students from Redeemer Christian High School to guide them through creating a site plan, among other deliverables, for the development of Baltimore Food Hub, a real-life Baltimore project that will turn a 3.5-acre historic site into a new food destination.

The project culminated recently at a presentation and awards night, where the participating schools presented to compete for scholarships and awards. A team of judges that included the CEO of American Communities Trust, developer of the Baltimore Food Hub, awarded Redeemer Christian School with first place, thanks in part to Bohler’s mentorship and guidance.

With the chance to work with experienced professionals like Bohler, the students gained valuable hands-on experience, while our Towson team valued the opportunity to share our knowledge about the industry and help inspire the students’ interest in the field.