For the last two years, the Ameson Chinese Elite program has brought together 300 of China's best-performing high school students, where they would spend a week interacting with recruiting officers from some of the finest universities in the world. This year, although the event was canceled (due to swine flu concerns) a smaller version was quickly organized with appearances by officials from the University of Cambridge, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Oxford, and the University of Michigan.
Among the esteemed guests was Dr. Richard Barnes, Chairman of the Committee of Directors of Preclinical Medicinal and Veterinary Studies from the University of Cambridge, Prof. Vu Tran, Director for Undergraduate Admissions & Relations with Schools for the University of California in Los Angeles, Dr. John Matlock, Associate Vice Provost and and Director of the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives at the University of Michigan, Dr. Paul Teulon, Head of Student Recruitment at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Vanderbilt University.
The mini version of ACE was held on different days in Shanghai, Nanjing and Suzhou. ACE typically attracts students from all over China. For students unable to attend, Ameson utilized its cutting-edge video conferencing system, so that students could still watch the seminars and ask questions online.