Academic Excellence (ACE) Honors Program

The official biography below was current at the time of the award. See the organization’s website for its latest information.

ACE focuses on retaining students in entry-level undergraduate science courses through a combination of collaborative problem-solving sessions and one-on-one peer mentoring. ACE provides a setting in which students master the appropriate course material while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In 1998, ACE served approximately 500 students, most of whom belong to underrepresented minority groups, providing co-curricular discussion sessions in the fields of calculus, chemistry, physics, biology and genetics. Sixty-two percent of ACE participants graduated and seventy-five percent earned a degree in science, mathematics or engineering.