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Its not too late!! Come join the exciting new Engineering summer camp to the Dallas area. The National Society of Black Engineers proudly bring the SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) camp for Dallas metro area, hosted in Lancaster for 2016 at the George Washington Carver STEM Learning Center for 3rd through 5th grad children. Come and meet the SEEK team on Tuesday June 7th, 2016 at 5:30 at our parent orientation where you can learn more about SEEK ask questions and most importantly sign your child up.

Sign up online and learn more at nsbe.org/seek.aspx

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) created the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) to address the underrepresentation of African-American students in STEM fields, so that the United States may remain competitive in today’s global economy. NSBE provides early STEM exposure to students beginning in 3rd grade through the 12th grade.

The SEEK Program succeeds in providing: Positive, African-American, collegiate NSBE members as role models Early exposure to math, science and engineering concepts Group-based learning projects, designed to maximize creativity and ingenuity Annual engagement No eligibility requirements

The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum. Students 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 students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

This three-week program will be open to students who are current 3rd through 5th graders. The program will be held at a local elementary schools and will include 125 students in each grade level, for a total of 375 students served per program. Fifty Collegiate mentors will help to facilitate the program.

The program is a commuter-based program for students, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm. SEEK Participants will: Be exposed to STEM through hands on engineering projects

Be exposed to Collegiate STEM students

Be exposed to the roles and responsibilities of engineers

Be exposed to African American images in STEM

Program details for 2016 are as followed:

Lancaster (Dallas), TX

June 13th – July 1st

G. W Carver 6th grade STEM Learning Center

1005 Westridge Ave, Lancaster, TX 75146
 

5 Vital Things to Know About Black Students & Education

With a strong interest in improving the educational opportunities for minority students, and helping to keep the conversation going about what needs to be done to educate and cultivate the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs, Black Enterprise has launched BE Smart. Serving as a multi-platform approach to bring together different stakeholders in the education market to discuss ways to address issues in the K-12 and post-secondary education sector, as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), public policy and business, BE Smart is an outgrowth of our powerful “Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” symposium, which we produced in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

From providing information that’s helpful to students, parents, teachers, business leaders, and anyone who has a say or interest in today’s education market, below are five reasons why BE Smart is your go-to source for where the conversation on education continues.

  1. We provide the latest news/statistics affecting the academic achievement of black and brown students: Be it a new study or report, a new president appointed at an HBCU, or a major business/celebrity partnering with an organization to provide educational opportunities for young black scholars, we at BE Smart have you covered.

Read the rest of this important Black Enterprise Magazine article here

 

A group site with resources for homeschooling your children. There are also subgroups dedicated to black children: DFW HomeSchool Café and DFW BlackBoard.

 

http://dallasblackchamber.org/
The DBCC Excellence in Education Enrichment Program is designed to enhance the educational, cultural and social experiences of students in Dallas. Excellence in Education (formally known as Excell Plus) was established in December 1986 as a business/education partnership between the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and Dallas Public Schools. The program is designed to have a positive impact on the attitudes, values and behaviors necessary for student success, in and out of the classroom. The program has successfully impacted over 10,000 area students. The Excellence in Education program started out with 5 scholarship sponsors and has grown more successful every year.
SMU’s Black Law Students Association
Dallas Afterschool is managing an innovative research initiative to measure afterschool program impact on student attendance, academic achievement, and attitudes. Participating sites administer academic diagnostic tests to their students, track daily attendance, and survey students and their parents twice a year.
The Dallas Chapter of the Black Ex-Students of Texas is an organization comprised of men and women committed to promote and support The University of Texas at Austin’s and The Ex-Students’ association’s activities with an emphasis on the African-American/Black Community. Mission: To be proactive in The University of Texas at Austin’s and The Ex-Students’ Association’s activities and programs with specific emphasis on the African-American/Black Community.

The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.

2 comments

  1. Many “major” HBCUs have alumni chapters here in DFW as well … and they are more active in the DFW black community unlike the black alumni chapters from the mostly white universities. I’m affiliated with both a HBCU and mostly white university and I’ve notice that the black alumni from HBCUs are more passionate about their alumni chapters.

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