van Zelm is committed to fostering student interest in STEM disciplines. Our management and staff are involved as mentors. They serve on university academic program advisory boards, and teach as adjunct faculty. They are active nationally in university construction management accreditation.
A member of the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut since its inception, van Zelm has provided generations of mentors for ACE student teams, as well as Chapter and State Board Leadership. Our firm also makes significant annual financial contributions to ACE – CT.
In 1990, the van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc. Endowed Scholarship was created to provide scholarships for students in the University of Hartford College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture.
In addition, van Zelm supports the award of annual scholarships through Professional Women in Construction, the New Britain Boys & Girls Club, and other AEC industry associations.