The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) created the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) to address the underrepresentation of African-American students in STEM fields, so that the United States may remain competitive in today’s global economy. NSBE provides early STEM exposure to students beginning in 3rd grade through the 12th grade.
The SEEK Program succeeds in providing:
- Positive, African-American, collegiate NSBE members as role models
- Early exposure to math, science and engineering concepts
- Group-based learning projects, designed to maximize creativity and ingenuity
- Annual engagement
- No eligibility requirements
In 2007, the Battelle Memorial Institute awarded NSBE a founding grant that established the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids. The program’s mission was to increase minority elementary school students’ knowledge in math and science, interest in pursuing engineering careers, and educational aspirations. It currently has expanded to 17 sites in 16 cities across the United States and served more than 15,000 students. NSBE’s long-term goal is to contribute to producing 10,000 black bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering annually by 2025.
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program is one of the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) contributions to increasing the representation of black students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. This 3-week program is designed to expose black children to STEM fields as early as the 3rd grade and through 12th grade. Students participate from 8:30am – 3:30pm daily, giving each student 105 contact hours per summer. The program utilizes NSBE collegiate members as student mentors, the majority of whom are black and majoring in STEM fields.
The mission of the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids is “To increase elementary school students’ aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) career fields, by having them engage in interactive, team-based engineering projects.”
Dates: July 24th – August 11th, 2017
School: MacKenzie PreK-8 School
Address: 10147 West Chicago St. Detroit, MI 48204
Parent Orientation Date: July 18th at 6pm
SEEK Detroit Volunteer Commitment Form
Here are the results of our elections:
Chair – Julian Bates
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Crystal Watkins
Treasurer – Monique Lake
Secretary – Vacant
Programs Chair – Vacant
Community Outreach Chair (appointed position) – Amber Spears
The Secretary and Programs Chair positions were not filled during the elections, so we are still looking for interested candidates. We must have all the elected positions filled to remain in good standing as an active NSBE chapter, so please consider volunteering.
Additionally, there are several appointed positions that Julian will be looking to fill:
College Initiative Chair (CI Chair)
Pre-College Initiative Chair (PCI Chair)
Professional Development Chair
Anyone interested in any of these positions should contact Julian Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Please join us for the award winning COMPES-PDC (Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies Professional Development Conference)!!! Registration is NOW OPEN!!
COMPES is comprised of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and they organize a Professional Development Conference (PDC) each year.
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ford Powertrain Engineering, Driveline & Manufacturing, 29500 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150
- Ford Motor Company is the 2017 host corporate sponsor of COMPES PDC
- The theme of the conference this year is “Self-Driven Success”
- Kimberly Pittel, Ford Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering will be the keynote speaker
- Anne Bonney, Speaker and Coach from The John Maxwell Team will be the motivational speaker
- Register ONLINE by clicking on REGISTRATION when visiting WWW.COMPESPDC.ORG
- Cost: 40$ for SWE, NSBE, SHPE, IEEE members and for Platinum and Gold sponsors
- Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2017
The COMPES PDC is being led by Ford members of WiPD and WiM along with Industry partners from SWE, NSBE, SHPE. COMPES PDC allows the ability to network with 200+ professional engineers from private (e.g., automotive, energy, etc.) and public (government) sectors. Although many are minority professionals, NSBE, SHPE, and SWE are planning this professional development conference for all engineers. Of previous conference attendees, 80% named networking as one of the benefits and reasons to attend. There will be sessions on technical topics, soft skills, and on developing tools for personal and professional growth. Previous Conference Sample Survey Feedback – Met/Exceeded Expectations for 98% of previous attendees!
• “Great information presented in fun and dynamic ways”
• “I am more energized and feel ready to take on the world”
• “Wonderful experience”
• “The environment was inspirational”
WELCOME TO OUR ANNUAL GUEST GRILLER FUNDRAISER AT
BD’s Mongolian Grill in Royal Oak (430 South Main Street) to help us
Raise money to support our Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund will award deserving young people that show exceptional leadership skills and desire to peruse STEM education and careers.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS SEE MONIQUE LAKE.
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ticket Prices are:
$10.00 CHILD (12 and Under)
The ticket prices include the tip and tax.
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE FUNDRAISER, PLEASE COME TO THE BACK AREA IN THE MEETING ROOM SPACE.
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
We will be having our general body meeting next month on Friday March 10th at the University of Detroit Mercy-McNichols Campus. This meeting is very important because it will be our last general body meeting for this year. I would like to see all of you there if at all possible. Brian Thomas “The Professional Development Trailblazer”, will be our speaker, and I would like to have a great turnout for this event. For more information on Brian, please go to www.brianthomasspeaks.com. Dinner will be served.
I appreciate everyone’s cooperation and contribution in making this event and year a success.
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