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The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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With more than 600 chapters and more than 24,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States.

NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

Visit nsbe.org to learn more.

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) created the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) to inspire Black students with the opportunities and wonder of the STEM field.

SEEK is a free, three-week summer program that offers a fun and engaging educational experience for students in grades 3–5. SEEK aims to provide high-quality learning opportunities to underrepresented students who otherwise may not have access to a robust STEM education.

Visit www.nsbe.org/SEEK to learn more.

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We are thrilled to have you and your future engineer be a part of SEEK this summer! Below is important information for you and your student to follow throughout the program.

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What?

A free virtual or in-person, three-week summer enrichment program – Serving 3rd–5th grade students – Exposes students to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)

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When:

June 14 – July 2, 2021 OR July 19 – August 6, 2021

Program Hours:

Monday – Thursday
from 10am EST or 1pm EST

Due to the high demand of the SEEK program, we require that:

  • Accepted students participate in the full 3-week program. Students who miss more than two (2) days during the program will be withdrawn from the program. Attendance is taken daily and is monitored by SEEK leaders.
  • A parent/guardian or representative must attend the mandatory parent orientation. Program updates will also be posted on the SEEK website.

Schedule

Cover Introductory Info:

  • Review basic info and the seven steps of the Engineering Design Process

Review Curriculum List:

  • Ensure you have received all 3 curriculum packages before the program begins

Established a Schedule:

  • Find a time whether it be once a week or daily, to present with your student and assist where necessary
  • Introduction to Coding
    Review basic info, vocabulary and the learning objectives for the week
  • Design/Build and Test Projects
    Using SEEK’s 7-step Engineering Design Process, students will develop design(s) for the week’s challenge.
  • Submit
    Submit final project design(s), explaining the design process and what makes your submission unique.
  • Intro to Drones
    Review basic info, vocabulary and the learning objectives for the week.
  • Design/Build and Test Projects
    Using SEEK’s 7-step Engineering Design Process, students will develop design(s) for the week’s challenge.
  • Submit
    Submit final project design(s), explaining the design process and what makes your submission unique.
  • Intro to Robotics
    Review basic info, vocabulary and the learning objectives for the week.
  • Design/Build and Test Projects
    Using SEEK’s 7-step Engineering Design Process, students will develop design(s) for the week’s challenge.
  • Submit
    Submit final project design(s), explaining the design process and what makes your submission unique.

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SEEK FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions From Students and Parents

If you answer NO to any of the following questions, you are NOT eligible for this summer’s SEEK program:

  • Is your student now completing 3rd, 4th or 5th grade?
  • Do you have access to a reliable internet connection?
  • Is your student able to attend three weeks of consecutive programming during the summer?

If you are not eligible for this summer’s program, we look forward to either serving you in the future or having you join our NSBE Jr. program.

Student registration will open Feb. 1, 2021!! Access the application here. Please be sure to complete ONLY the STUDENT application.

Students determined to benefit most from SEEK will be selected for participation. Criteria for selection include but are not limited to: gender, age/grade, household income, previous SEEK participation, previous SEEK attendance record, sibling participation, NSBE Jr. membership status, membership with a NSBE partner organization, and other student selection criteria required by funders, school districts, etc. Students will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the application will stay open until the start of the program.

SEEK will accept students on a rolling basis. SEEK staff intends to inform parents of acceptance decisions by April.

This year, we will keep the application open until May 2021, so we can see the true demand for SEEK. As additional slots become open in the program, our staff will accept students from the pool of completed applications.

Yes, we are hiring a select number of SEEK Jr. mentors for our virtual program. Eligible SEEK Jr. mentors are high school students 14–18 years of age. This is a non-paid position providing job experience and community service hours to successful applicants.

Yes! And we ask that all parents, other family members and supporters who have benefited from the program please make a donation. Each SEEK site is sponsored by a company or other organization. However, in many cases, sponsorship dollars do not cover all costs. Receiving donations can enable us to open SEEK to more students. To give a donation, please visit the Donate to SEEK page today.

Submission Forms

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Please use the following forms to submit your student’s project.

Week 3: Final Bridge Challenge

SEEK Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

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Anchor Sponsors

Champion Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

Support Sponsors

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Address

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
205 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-2207

Contact

To learn more about SEEK contact:

Phillip Jones, Senior Manager, Fund Development, Program pljones@nsbe.org

David Varnado, Manager, Pre-College Programs dvarnado@nsbe.org

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