NSBE students practice before their trip
NSBE students Family Engineering session
at classroom in Detroit
NSBE students Family Engineering session at classroom in Detroit
See photos from their successful trip to Detroit in selection below"
Members of Michigan Tech's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) went to Detroit to participate in an alternative spring break 2012 week.
Eight members of the Michigan Tech student chapter of the NSBE visited six middle schools and one high school to talk with students.
They conducted Family Engineering events at three schools. Family Engineering includes fun, hands-on activities for the whole family, such as "Mining For Chocolate" and "Glue Is The Clue." The program, developed at Michigan Tech and now available across Michigan and nationwide, is designed to engage and inspire young people and their families to consider careers in engineering and science. The Family Engineering program has been developed by Michigan Tech in partnership with the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering and the American Society for Engineering Education, and is now available across Michigan and nationwide. Family Engineering is designed to engage and inspire young people and their families to consider careers in engineering and science
The NSBE team visited classes at six middle schools and one high school: They are:
* Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy
* Spain K-8 School
* Mae C. Jemison Academy
* Davison Elementary/Middle School
* Henderson Academy
* Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School
* Pershing High School
The team of engineering students is: NSBE President Ornella Nkurunziza (chemical engineering/Burundi), Ellesse Bess (chemical engineering/Detroit), Reginald Hicks (business/Detroit), Darlene Eppes (electrical engineering/Detroit), Clarence Hardwick (computer & electrical engineering/Detroit), Raquiem Ali (electrical engineering technology/Detroit), Haki Kiema (computer engineering/Kenya), and Valencia Rucker (electrical engineering technology/Detroit).
Family Engineering is designed to address the nation's need for an increased number--as well as a greater diversity--of students skilled in math, science, technology, and engineering (STEM disciplines).