Hi, my name is Aleah Haygood (email@example.com). I am the Programs Chair for the Carnegie Mellon University National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter. NSBE is a professional development organization that reaches out to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Our mission is, “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
As part of NSBE’s mission to “positively impact the community”, we are hosting a program next week. Saturday, March 3rd will be our annual Technical Outreach and Community Help event. The program is called “A Walk for Education” and we are inviting local middle and high school students to campus to learn about STEM. A Walk for Education is a one-day program that serves to increase awareness of the opportunities available to our youth, in grades 6-12, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students will be split into different groups to attend various workshops including “College Prep" , “Leadership”, “What is STEM”, and college student Q&A panel.
The students will also have an opportunity to gain hands on experience with engineering projects and activities. After lunch, there will be an engineering competition where all the students will compete in teams to complete a project that will incorporate general engineering concepts. Following the engineering competition there will be an awards ceremony and closing remarks. There will be an opportunity to win prizes from our competitions and SAT prep books for the high school students. There is no prior experience needed. We only want to teach the kids and provide them with an alternative route for their futures. This is a great opportunity to inspire and motivate local students by showing them what minorities in STEM can accomplish.
B.S. Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering| Carnegie Institute of Technology
Programs Chair, National Society of Black Engineers
Carnegie Mellon University '19