Michigan Tech NSBE students participate in 3rd annual Alternative Spring Break

Michigan Tech NSBE students Family Engineering session at classroom in Detroit shown here in file photo from 2014
Michigan Tech NSBE students Family Engineering session at classroom in Detroit shown here in a photo from 2014


Anza Mitchell Channel 7 News Detroit Interview


Students from the Michigan Tech National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) visited seven middle and high schools in Detroit over their Spring Break, March 11-14, 2014, to promote college and engineering to K-12 students. In the evenings, they conducted Family Engineering Night events at three K-8 schools. NSBE’s Alternative Spring Break is conducted in collaboration with the Detroit Public Schools Office of Science and the Detroit Math & Science Center, and funded in part, with a grant from John Deere.

WXYZ Channel 7 news in Detroit aired a feature story about an interview with Michigan Tech NSBE student chapter members in Detroit,  working to motivate middle and high school students in Detroit schools to see college in their futures and to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

View the WXYZ Detroit News Segment here!

Read more about these and other student Spring Break projects: "Spring Break for Students Who'd Rather Do than Bask".

Contact Joan Chadde, Michigan Tech, 906-487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu.

www.familyengineering.org

Read Comments from Parents:

We had a fantastic time being civil engineers designing & building a bridge with marshmellows & toothpicks! Thanks for thinking of us and bringing Michigan Tech to Bates! They were wonderful! When I was at Golightly, we had Family Engineering Night and it was a hit. Hopefully, Bates can make it an annual event! Please make sure you pass on the praises to the Michigan Tech folks. Have a great afternoon!

Thanks so much again!!!! Andrea Henson

 

Family Engineering Michigan Tech NSBE Student Chapter
3rd Annual Alternative Spring Break in Detroit: March 11-14, 2014

SCHEDULE 

Date

AM Presentation –

School & Contact

PM  Presentations &

Family Engineering Event

Tues,

March 11

Western High School

 

Bates K-8 Academy

 

Thurs, March 13

Ben Carson High School

Spain Elementary

 

Friday, March 14

ML King High School

 


Family Engineering Activities & Presenters ~

 

Activity

Presenters

DPS School attended

Major

1

Blast Off

(Mechanical)

Taylor Driscoll

 

Cass Tech HS, Spain (Detroit)

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

2

Windy Towers

(Geological/civil )

Simisola Arogundade

 

Nigeria

 

Geophysical Engin M.S.

3

Give Me A Hand?

(Biomedical/Mech)

Anza Mitchell

Georgia

Mechanical Engineering

 

4

Building Bridges

(Civil)

Samantha Fentress

Sam Adegun

Univ. HS Academy (Southfield)

Nigeria

Geological Engineering

Elec Engineering

5

Bright Ideas

(Electrical)

Darlene Eppes

 

Foch MS, Cass Tech (Detroit)

 

Elec Engineering

 


 

 

 


The following information from previous years explains the program.

Archive: 2012 Michigan Tech NSBE Powerpoint Presentation
and a Video Clip

View the Ispring Video version of slide show above using movie controls at bottom of screen

or View the PDF version

Michigan Tech Students at Detroit Alternative Spring Break in 2012 Youtube Video Link
A presentation for the Michigan Tech Center for Diversity and Inclusion Board Meeting

 

For more information about Family Engineering, contact Joan Chadde, K-12 program coordinator, at 487-3341 or at jchadde@mtu.edu .

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