welcome to SEEK
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Messages from SEEK Sponsors
Maurice Dantzler, Cummins
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR: CUMMINS EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS, AMERICAS CUMMINS EXECUTIVE SPONSOR FOR NSBE CUMMINS INC.
Ian Wilson, Amazon Web Service
HR VICE PRESIDENT
Sandra Evers Manly
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 Students who miss more than two (2) days during the program will be withdrawn from the program.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
Learn more about SEEK, join our email list
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.
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.
Please use the following forms to submit your student’s project.
Week 3: Final Bridge Challenge
NSBE SEEK, Powered by Techbridge Girls
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.