Reaching youth and encouraging them to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is our main avenue to serve our community and the best way to make the biggest impact. Below are programs and activities geared toward the promotion of academic excellence, leadership, and technical and cultural awareness among students in grades 6—12.
Pre-College Initiative Summit
Annual conference where parents, educators, students, and other interested individuals can learn about programs and activities sponsored and/or co-sponsored by the PCI committee of NSBE-AEDC.
USA Science and Engineering Festival
The USA Science and Engineering Festival is a two-week long event designed to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Our Chapter hosts a booth that highlights the technical contributions made by African-American engineers, features demonstrations/talks by NSBE members and distinguished engineers, and provides hands-on activities on environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineering and robotics.
Future Innovators Scholarship Award
$1,000 merit-based scholarships awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. In 2011, NSBE-AEDC with the help of its sponsors awarded eleven Future Innovators Scholarships to students who were accepted into such prestigious institutions as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, Florida A&M University, North Carolina A&T State University, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, and Morehouse College.
Future Innovators Challenge
Challenge to Middle School and High School Students to achieve academically, improve presentation skills, and lead community service initiatives.
NSBE-AEDC sponsored hands-on workshop designed to provide students with an introduction to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
A workshop that is focused on improving a student’s algebra and basic geometry proficiencies, problem solving skills, and standardized test taking skills.
Program promotes mentorship and positive collaboration among AEDC and high school and college students.
PCI Speakers Forum
Upon request, NSBE-AEDC members visit area middle and high schools to discuss their STEM-related careers.
Upon request, NSBE-AEDC engineers arrange for high school students to shadow them on the job.
Questions regarding our pre-college initiative programs should be directed to Tora Davis at