NSBE Jr. needs Volunteers

NSBE Detroit Professionals,

The NSBE chapter at Lawrence Tech University is launching their own NSBE Jr. program on February 6th. This Saturday, January 30th (10:30 am to 1:00 pm), the LTU students will be doing a practice run of the program, and they are looking for volunteers to help. The run through will take place on the LTU campus. If you are interested in volunteering this Saturday, or if you would like to help out with the actual program on a weekly basis, contact Mashia Kellum (ltu.nsbe.president@gmail.com) or Ivoire Morrell (ltu.nsbe.pcichair@gmail.com).
Below is the link to volunteer for the NSBE Jr. chapter. Remember that this is a semester long commitment on Saturdays starting February 6th, 2016. On January 30th, 2016 we will be doing a run through of the first half of the activities so that we know how much supplies we need and how long it will take us.
We only need 10 volunteers and half of those must be LTU-NSBE members. It would be awesome if the other half is from the NSBE Detroit Professional Chapter.
For more information about the NSBE Jr. program, check out the attached documents.

NSBE – Summer Engineering Experience for Kids

Science Major? Still looking for summer employment? Well NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) is still hiring at numerous camp sites in over 16 cities including Detroit! Apply today!!!!


Mentors for the Future Cities Program

Three Detroit Future City school teams + their teacher-champions need Engineer Mentors. How great would it be if we could have a few NSBE volunteers be those mentors? These kids are already working so hard on their cities under the national theme of “Feeding Future Cities: Urban Agriculture.”

You can mentor individually, or tag-team. Future City is a middle school STEM outreach program where students design their city of the future. This city is complete with infrastructure: including transportation, communication systems, power plants, safety systems, water systems, and green spaces. Students utilize SimCity™ software to build their virtual city. They create a scale model, write an essay, and finally, make a presentation to a panel of judges.

As these students address important issues such as accessibility, sustainability, pollution, population density, water resources, traffic flow, and budgets, they develop important competencies. They receive input from both their teacher and mentors while going through the program management process, and benchmarking. They work as a team, develop their problem-solving abilities, learn how to conduct research, and perfect their presentation skills… all tools they need in the real world.

The competition is scheduled for Monday, January 26, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. These kids deserve to attend the final competition. They need to “complete” before they “compete.” There are a multitude of awards that they have the opportunity to win, aside from 1st-5th place.

Please help them get there. Contact nsbedetroit@gmail.com Allison Marrs at 248-353-0735 x121 or amarrs@esd.org , if you wish to register yourself or a team as mentors! See flyer for more details.

Thank you!

STEM Students Scholarships

STEM students…..look into the SMART Program and apply!!!!!!! The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. http://smart.asee.org/ or https://smart.asee.org/apply