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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 700 chapters and more than 21,000 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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Maurice Dantzler, Cummins


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Ian Wilson, Amazon Web Service


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Sandra Evers Manly

Northrop Grumman

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The Boeing Company

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.

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 Students who miss more than two (2) days during the program will be withdrawn from the program.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

Download the engineering curriculum guides for your grade level


COHORT #1: June 13 - July 1

COHORT #2: July 18 - August 5

DC Site: July 11 - July 29

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

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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, 2022!! 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.

At this time SEEK is offering two virtual programs and ONLY offering an in-person program in Washington, DC. Be sure to join our mailing list if you would like to be notified of future updates.

There will be two virtual programs with the following dates:

  • Virtual Cohort #1: June 13 – July 1
  • Virtual Cohort #2: July 18 – August 5
  • In-Person DC Site: July 11 – July 29

At this time SEEK is ONLY offering an in-person program in Washington, DC. Be sure to join our mailing list if you would like to be notified of future updates.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

In the event that in-person programs are held, SEEK will defer to the hosting parties’ COVID policies.

Submission Forms


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

Week 3: Final Bridge Challenge

SEEK Sponsors

National Partner

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Presenting Sponsor NorthropGrummanFoundation Logo

Presenting Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsor AWS Logo2
Presenting Sponsor Boeing Logo
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Presenting Sponsor GM Logo
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Anchor Sponsors

Champion Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

Support Sponsors

Techbridge Girls

NSBE SEEK, Powered by Techbridge Girls

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Chevron Corporation (Chevron) believes that education is a critical pathway to achieve social equality and to enable human progress. By providing scholastic funding for education resources, Chevron seeks to help break down systemic barriers for black and brown children in early education. Chevron, together with the Techbridge Girls and NSBE, has a unique opportunity to create a summer camp geared to black and brown middle-school-age girls.

Techbridge Girls excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities to pursue STEM careers. Techbridge Girls has developed and implemented equitable STEM pedagogy that is gender and culturally responsive. Techbridge Girls brings a focus on STEM equity, social-emotional learning practices and cultural and gender responsive curriculum, by providing resources for the educators and the wider ecosystem that surrounds the girls, including their role models, families, and the community.

Videos from Previous SEEK Programs

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
205 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314


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

Student Registration is Now Open!

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