AEI GIVES BACK FOR THE HOLIDAYS
AEI is continuously connected to our local communities, but as the need increases around the holidays, so does our community involvement. Our staff selflessly devotes time, energy and resources to helping those in need during a season that should be joyous for everyone. This year for Christmas, AEI’s Kentucky offices “adopted” six families; 17 children scattered across five elementary schools. The children received clothes, jackets and shoes and lots of toys. Each family also received a food basket for Christmas dinner. During the Thanksgiving holiday, we also provided 42 food baskets for a bounteous Thanksgiving meal. Every school in Barren County received multiple baskets and several schools in Jefferson County received baskets. While the value of these efforts is much less important than the desire to help, it demonstrates the generosity and compassion of AEI employees! From AEI to you and yours, we hope you have a generous, blessed and Merry Christmas!!
Barren County schools breaking ground
AEI is providing multiple services for the design of the new CTE (Career Technical Education) facility and football field house for Barren County Schools at their campus off Trojan Trail in Glasgow Kentucky. On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the facility held it’s groundbreaking ceremony and AEI was there to support this exciting project for our area. AEI’s Geospatial Team Leader Justin Richardson provided this aerial capture of the ceremony using AEI’s UAV (Drone) equipment. Imaging and other data captured by the UAV was turned over to the Vo-Tech school for their use in student education and training.
Project lead the way 2016
PLTW Engineering is more than just another high school engineering program. It is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the "right" answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation. AEI is proud to support local high schools involved with PLTW and has visited several instructors and their students from the following schools:
- Elizabethtown Independent High School
- Early College and Career Center (EC3)
- Bullitt East High School
- Martha Layne Collins High School
- Shelby County High School
- Glasgow High School
- Barren County High School
AEI presented awards to students at two local schools, the Outstanding Senior Engineering Design and Development Project for the Early College and Career Center (EC3) and Bullitt East Outstanding Career Path Student for Bullitt East High School. AEI also presented plaques to be displayed in the schools for yearly winners of these awards to acknowledge the hard work each of these students has undertaken.
HOLIDAY OF HOPE 2015
AEI literally shapes communities, from the roads, bridges, and sites we design, to the local people for whom we create meaningful, stable careers, to the organizations we support. We believe in giving back to our community.
Our roots run deep. AEI has evolved over more than three decades from a small Kentucky business to a large, multi-discipline civil engineering and design firm with four regional offices and more than 100 employees. While the face of our organization has changed, our commitment and loyalty to our community has not.
The core of a civil engineering firm should be defined by civil and community service. Project engineering is not the only way to serve. AEI and individual staff members take that to heart. Examples include our involvement with the Potter’s Children’s Home in Bowling Green, KY, Louisville's Home for the Innocent and holiday outreach for needy families. Potter’s has been providing services to vulnerable children and families in Bowling Green for over 100 years in their efforts to end child abuse and neglect. AEI-Glasgow has been involved with Potters as part of Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) Mammoth Cave Chapter for over 15 years donating annually to provide Christmas Stockings to the children as well as donating items for common use areas and facility upgrades. AEI-Louisville office has been active in supporting the Louisville Home for the Innocent, a home dedicated to children of abuse and affected by addiction, recently raising $1,270. AEI-Glasgow staff raised over $1,300 for food baskets assembled by AEI staff for needy families at Red Cross and Park City Elementary Schools in Barren County, KY. AEI-Owensboro supported a family from Sutton Elementary School for AEI “Holiday of Hope” program in Owensboro. AEI, more than a business, because more is needed to support our community and friends that support us.
AEI has a lot to be thankful for and worked to make Thanksgiving 2015 a special one. AEI raised a total of $700 to purchase Thanksgiving food for local families in need. We are happy to report that 14 families in Glasgow & Barren County were provided with a complete package of Thanksgiving dinner items to feed a family as large as ten. Each basket included all the Thanksgiving staples and a $20.00 Grocery gift card towards a turkey or ham purchase. AEI staff delivered a Thanksgiving basket to 10 schools in Glasgow & Barren County!