One of 17 high school students attending the MTSU ACE Summer Camp, Dylan Akers obtains his love for building and design through DNA. His father, Chris Akers, is a civil engineer with Littlejohn Engineering Associates, an S&ME company, in Nashville. And the passion flowed to Dylan, 17, a rising Franklin (Tennessee) High School senior. The ACE Mentor Program camp, which is free to participants and the only one in the U.S. this summer, brings students from Atlanta, Birmingham, Brentwood, Nashville, Murfreesboro and elsewhere to learn about architecture, construction and engineering — hence the ACE acronym.
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— Video by Randy Weiler