A.W. Nelson, founder and president of Nelson Architectural Group in Pine Bluff, will discuss the architecture profession at Dermott High School's third annual College/Career Fair, from 8 a.m. – noon Tuesday.

A.W. Nelson, founder and president of Nelson Architectural Group in Pine Bluff, will discuss the architecture profession at Dermott High School’s third annual College/Career Fair, from 8 a.m. – noon Tuesday.

Nelson’s presentation is being coordinated by the Alex Foundation to support the agency’s Math in Art and Architecture Initiative, a press release said.

The purpose of the initiative is to help raise awareness among high school students on the connections that math, art and architecture have and to encourage students to pursue college and careers in these disciplines. Dermott school is the first stop in many throughout the state.

Nelson founded his firm in 1971 and has been the architect for a broad range of projects including

the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas and structures at the University of Arkansas at Pine

Bluff.

“This is a great opportunity to directly mentor and immerse students in a professional career that has tremendous opportunities,” Nelson said in the press release. “My contribution will allow me to help students make informed and thoughtful decisions that weren’t available to me when I was their age.”

“Through the architecture profession, students have many meaningful options to explore that can ultimately translate into impactful solutions within our communities, state, nation and world,” he said.

The Alex Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, offers academic scholarship assistance and educational resources to high school students in the Arkansas Delta and central Arkansas.