Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Free Summer Camp for DC Students

When I was at the University of Maryland in the late-90's, I could count all the blacks students in civil engineering on one hand. As a graduate student in engineering, I was one of two blacks in my program. The engineering field is a very lucrative field that requires high aptitude in math and science. There no need for me to point out how well DC students are doing in those subjects. **side-eye** There are organizations that are trying to expose our young people to the world of engineering. One organization is particular is the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Miss V is proud Lifetime Member #39.

This summer, NSBE will be having their annual Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) July 12-30, 2010. SEEK is a three-week program targeting students in 3rd through 8th grades. This program will introduce students to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The program goals are to:
  • expose youth to STEM fields at an early age
  • provide daily hands-on activities to engage students in engineering design
  • fulfill the mission of NSBE: to increase the number of culturally responsible, black engineers who excel academically, succeed professional, and positively impact the community.
For students currently enrolled in grades 3rd-8th, SEEK will be held at Friendship Public Charter School's Blow Pierce Campus, 725 19th St NE.

Registration is now available, through April 30th or until all classes are filled. To register, visit www.nsbe.org or email pci@nsbe.org for more information. Tell them Lifetime Member #39 sent you.

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