STEM Education Focus: Grade School
PESA supports elementary students through the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE) Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program, a free, three-week engineering immersion program that exposes third- through fifth-grade students in underrepresented communities to STEM education.
At SEEK, student teams learn to power a vehicle using chemistry and electricity, design and construct a vehicle that is powered by gravity, and explore the relationship between force and motion and the effects of weight and lift on gliders. Through initiatives like this one, NSBE is committed to increasing the number of African American engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact their communities. Other minority groups, such as women and people of color, are also included in NSBE’s outreach.