Rawson School Engineering Club Mentored by National Society of Black Engineers
On April 17, 2019, Rawson STEAM School students in 3rd and 4th grade were celebrated and encouraged in an NSBE-Jr Chapter’s End-of-Year “Pinning Ceremony.” The National Society of Black Engineers supports and mentors the students in the engineering club they have formed called NSBE-Jr.
NSBE-Jr. is the NSBE’s Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program which 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.
Students, parents and teachers were also join by the the Links organization who supports the work.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has extended its formal National Partnership with The Links, Incorporated, with the signing of a new, three-year agreement between the two organizations, to promote and facilitate STEM education and career readiness for underrepresented minority students in kindergarten through college.
The Links, with its membership of more than 15,000 professional women in the U.S. and abroad, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.
For more information about NSBE-Jr at Hartford Public Schools, please contact Dr. Sandra Inga.