NSBE Jr. Pre-College Initiative

The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork. Participate in NSBE’s PCI programs by becoming a NSBE Jr member. NSBE Jr membership is available to all students in grades 6-12. Membership is only $5, but the level of exposure to engineering is priceless. We encourage you to participate with a chapter. These chapters may be affiliated with schools, churches, or other community organizations. Find a chapter in your area now.

Competitions and Contests

NSBE Jr. Competitions take place at our Fall Regional Conferences and Annual Convention . These competitions showcase members’ technical skills in completing research and design of innovative projects. Our various contest may be found in issues of NSBE Bridge magazine.

NSBE Bridge Magazine

Getting youngsters involved in math and sciences at an early age is key to society’s long-term success. NSBE Bridge addresses this need by introducing pre-college kids to all technology has to offer. Interactive experiments, college information and cultural “stuff” make the NSBE Bridge a must-read! NSBE Bridge magazine is published 3 times a year in Fall, Winter, and Summer.

SAT/ACT Initiative

Sending your SAT and ACT scores will help NSBE fulfill its mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, and identify candidates for SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum supplied by various Educational Curriculum companies and Corporate Sponsors. Campers will work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the campers will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

PCI Resources

The web is truly an information highway. There is so much available to those who have access to the worldwide web. The following sites focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) areas for pre-collegiate students. These are just a few of the many sites available. If there is not a site listed for your state, you should begin by searching on the sites of your local colleges and universities. If you have a site which you believe would be helpful to other pre-college students, please do not hesitate to forward the site information to our NSBE PCI Team at pci@nsbe.org. Happy surfing!