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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.

Messages from SEEK Sponsors

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Jim Schacht, Cummins
Executive Director – Community Relations and Corporate Responsibility, North America
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Ian Wilson, Amazon Web Service
HR Vice President
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KiwiCo – Be a Maker

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 3-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:

July 13 – August 7, 2020

Program Hours:

Monday – Thursday
from 10-11 am (ET) and 1-2 pm (ET)

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 Students who miss more than two (2) days during the program will be withdrawn from the program.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 Material Lists:

  • Gather the materials listed or create a master shopping list

Established a Schedule:

  • Find a time whether it be once a week or daily, to present with your student and assist where necessary
  • Complete the Glider challenge
  • Complete the catapult challenge
  • Complete the final bridge challenge
  • Complete our post-program surveys
  • Look up a local NSBE Jr. chapter
  • Share pictures and videos on social media and be sure to tag @NSBE and @SEEKNSBE

SEEK Virtual Package

SEEK registration has closed.

You can access the SEEK Virtual Package by completing the information below.

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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Champion Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

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