Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program
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.
Objectives of the PCI Program:
Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
SEEK's mission is to increase elementary school students’ aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) career fields, by having them engage in interactive, team-based engineering projects.
Private donations account for most of the programs' funding. SEEK is a free, three-week day camp for students in grades 3-8. Our most supportive partners include the following organizations and companies: Battelle Foundation, GE, Motorola, Pitney Bowes, Google, Cisco, Caterpillar, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Clorox, INTEL, US Coast Guard, MeadWestvaco, Office of Naval Research, Cummins, M&T Bank, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, San Diego State, NRG Energy, and CalPine.
The SEEK program will be led by NSBE members — black engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing and fulfilling the NSBE mission.
SEEK mentors are trained by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) representatives and Dr. Grace Carroll of Carroll Consulting, Grades + Game.
The NSBE Pre-College Initiative (PCI) team developed the SEEK camp experience using a framework based on SAE International’s “A World in Motion,” an interactive, standards-based curriculum emphasizing student motivation, mentoring, cultural connection and parental involvement.
SEEK participants will:
Technical OutReach Community Help (T.O.R.C.H.) is NSBE’s community service initiative. We aim to use out technical backgrounds to positively impact the community and achieve the following objectives.
T.O.R.C.H. is an umbrella program of NSBE which encompasses outreach activities that impact non-NSBE members and NSBE members alike, especially pre-college youth in Black community. Although increasing membership may be a result of these activities, T.O.R.C.H. programs seek to provide services ahead of promoting membership. T.O.R.C.H. programs are divided into the following branches:
NSBE Jr. is the formal membership category for NSBE’s Pre-college students which exsits to fullfill NSBE's Pre-College Initiative (PCI). The 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.
Participate in NSBE’s PCI programs by becoming a NSBE Jr member. NSBE Jr membership is available to all students in grades 6-12. Membership is only $5, but the level of exposure to engineering is priceless.
We encourage you to participate with a chapter. These chapters may be affiliated with schools, churches, or other community organizations.
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