NSBE Pre-College Initiative

registration closed

february 21 - 24, 2019

NSBE Pre-College Initiative (PCI) is an on-campus visit program for Freshman, SophomoreJuniors, and Seniors that may be considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering. PCI is sponsored by S&T's student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Student Diversity Initiatives Department.  Through information sessions and hands-on workshops students will have a chance to explore career options and gain a better understanding of what college life is all about.  

A vital component of the PCI program is NSBE Jr. which serves as the membership category for pre-college students within the society. NSBE Jr. members and chapters are at the core of PCI, as they are the primary focus and beneficiaries of PCI activities. NSBE Jr. focuses on enhancing the education received by African-American and other minority pre-college students, as well as influencing these students to become tomorrow’s corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders. In this spirit, NSBE Jr. is the quintessential teaching and preparation device for the National Society of Black Engineers.

PCI Goal: The National Society of Black Engineers' Pre-College Initiative program will lead the world in enhancing the pre-college students' Academic, Technical and Leadership skills in order to maximize their success in life. NSBE Jr. Aims:

  • Help pre-college students develop a positive attitude towards academic excellence
  • Encourage and support parental commitment to their children's education
  • Stimulate enthusiasm about engineering and science among pre-college students
  • Raise cultural awareness among African-American youth
  • Provide support to students throughout the college application process
  • Increase college graduation rates of African-American students
  • Prepare pre-college students to be positive, contributing future NSBE members

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Thursday

  • Arrive on campus approximately 5:00pm
  • Icebreakers, meet S&T students, hosts, and staff
  • Recreation Center

Friday

  • Department presentations/workshops
  • Experimental Mine Tour
  • Black History Month Celebration

Saturday

  • Leadership workshops
  • Design competitions
  • Q&A with current students
  • Oratorical contest
  • "A Walk Through Jazz" event

Sunday

  • Depart for home (approx 9:00am)