In October the National Society of Black Engineer Potomac River Professionals Chapter holds our annual A Walk for Education (AWFE) event in underrepresented minority neighborhoods. Members of the National Society of Black Engineers and other community members canvas the neighborhood through the course of one day to speak to residents about the benefits of education.
Our goal is to increase awareness of the opportunities available through education particularly in the STEM fields and to shatter myths about minorities in math, science, engineering and other technologies. Few minorities graduate from high school with the quantitative skills to excel in technical disciplines and fewer continue to pursue such degrees. Thus, the National Society of Black Engineers, as a technical organization desires to feed the pipeline of qualified minorities into STEM disciplines in part by our Walk for Education program.