Pre-College Initiative (PCI)

The National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative program will lead the world in enhancing the pre-college students’ Academic, Technical, and Leadership skills in order to maximize their success in life. The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.

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Career Day

Career Day is a one-day educational event that provides students direct access to industry and goverment professionals through networking, experiential learning, and engaging workshops. The Potomac River Professionals chapter participates in career day to stimulate student thinking, interest, and generate excitement about various STEM career fields. By NSBE participating in career day, student participants are exposed to a wide range of STEM career opportunities including Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, Computer Sciences, System Engineering, and more!

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Girls EnGear

Girls EnGear is an exciting, new program presented by the National Society of Black Engineers Potomac River Professionals that shows girls how creative, stimulating and inventive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be. Engaging girls in STEM will help develop their confidence and skill in areas such as design and construction which can also lead to inspired career paths in the future. Bringing these types of opportunities to young girls in our community will help us share the importance of gaining knowledge and improving education after high school. Most importantly, Girls EnGear explores different aspects of STEM disciplines allowing them to see how engineers are changing our world.

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Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum supplied by various Educational Curriculum companies and Cooperate Sponsors. Campers will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the campers will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend. This FREE three-week program will be open to students who are current 3rd through 5th graders or current 6th through 8th graders* . The program will be held at a local elementary school or middle school, and will include 100 students in each grade level, for a total of 300 students served per program. Fifty Collegiate mentors will be utilized to facilitate the program. The camp is a commuter-based program for students, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm.

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