Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) camp is a free three-week program targeting students in grades 3-8. This program will introduce students to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) fields. The program is facilitated primarily by collegiate members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
The SEEK Program is a free three-week program open to students who are current 3rd through 5th graders or current 6th through 8th graders. The program is led by National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) engineering students and technical professionals, who use a hands-on design curriculum developed by SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers).
At each local camp, SEEK Participants will:
- Be exposed to STEM through hands on engineering projects
- Be exposed to African American Collegiate STEM students
- Be exposed to the roles and responsibilities of engineers
- Be exposed to positive African American images in STEM
The program will be held at a local school, and will include 100 students in each grade level, for a total of 300 students served per program. Fifty African American mentors will facilitate the program. Campers will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the campers will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation and design competition that all parents are invited to attend.
- Washington, DC
- Oakland, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Detroit, MI
- Houston, TX
- New Orleans, LA
- Hartford, CT
- Chicago, IL
- Charlotte, NC
- Denver, CO
- Philadelphia, PA
- Jackson, MS
- Brooklyn, NY
- Indianapolis, IN
- Cincinnati, OH
- Cleveland, OH
The camp is a commuter-based program for students, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm daily. Mentors will reside on a near-by collegiate campus, arriving one week early for training and preparation.