The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is hosting a special summer program called Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK). Please pass this information to anyone you may know in the Oakland area. This is a great opportunity to get students exposed to technical fields.

NSBE is a non-profit association that is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.

The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) camp is a free three-week program targeting students in grades 3-5. SEEK’s mission is to increase elementary school students’ aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) career fields, by having them engage in interactive, team-based engineering projects. The program is facilitated primarily by collegiate members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Teams of SEEK students will work with NSBE mentors in classroom settings to research and design hands-on activities that they will use to compete on a weekly basis during the camp. The curriculum is provided mainly by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Program Capacity

To participate, students must be enrolled in 3-5th (and/or 6-8th grade for Washington DC ONLY) grade at the time of application (student’s current grade level). Approximately 100 students are accepted per grade level totaling 300 students per program.

Registration Information

Registration must be completed online through the NSBE membership database. Please be sure that the information you provide is the student’s information unless otherwise specified.

Acceptance- Rolling (Open until all spaces are filled)

The SEEK program accepts students on a first come, first serve basis. Priority is given to returning students from Summer 2011.

  • Notifications Sent – Upon Confirmation beginning February 15, 2012
  • Students will be sent an acceptance or waitlist notification
  • Students placed on the waitlist will be considered in order of application submission date if spots become available. As spots become available, we will continue accepting students from the waitlist through the first day of the program. In the event a spot becomes available you will be contacted via phone or email.

To apply go to

*Due to the high demand of the program, we are unable provide specific information regarding our wait list including, but not limited to position number, etc.

Program Information

Cost: FREE

Duration: Three (3) weeks (per site)

Days: Monday-Friday

Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm

*Before/ after care NOT PROVIDED or COORDINATED by NSBE

Students MUST be dropped off no earlier than 8:30am and picked up no later than 3:30pm.

Program Tentative Dates & Location:

San Diego
Program Dates: June 18- July 6
Program Location: San Diego State University

Program Dates: June 25- July 13
Program Location: MLK Elementary school

Washington DC
Program Dates: July 9-27
Program Location: TBA

Program Dates: July 16-Aug 3
Program Location: Bates Academy

New Orleans
Program Dates: July 16-Aug 3
Program Location: TBA

Houston, TX
Program Dates: June 25- July 13
Program Location: University of Houston

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