A three-week Summer Engineering Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) program returned to Sacramento for its third year organized by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The program, led by NSBE, is the result of a collaborative effort between SMUD, SHRA, UC Davis, the City of Sacramento and the RAILS grant, South Sacramento Christian Center, Black Child Legacy Campaign, and Buzz Oates.
The SEEK program serves 150 Sacramento City Unified School District third, fourth and fifth grade students. The curriculum is taught by college students who are pursing engineering degrees, teaching credentials or other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related careers. The free program is designed to increase students’ aptitude in STEM career fields. Students engage in interactive, team-based engineering projects in which they design and build prototypes of gravity cruisers, demonstrate their projects in competitions, and showcase what they learn each week.
SEEK has joined the Sacramento landscape as part of a developing STEM “pipeline” in the Sacramento Promise Zone. You can join the team of partners and sponsors that bring this STEM experience to Promise Zone youth. To learn more, contact the Sacramento Promise Zone: firstname.lastname@example.org