Students from the Michigan Technological University NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) participated in an Alternative Spring Break program again this year to provide engineering events at several schools.
The MTU students gave up their spring break to give presentations about engineering and conduct Family Engineering Nights at three schools during the week of March 11-15, 2013.
Participating schools included Clippert, Ludington and Carver.
Last year, a group of students from Michigan Technological University visited several DPS schools during an Alternative Spring Break program.
Eight members of the Michigan Technological University student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) returned to their hometown of Detroit to encourage Detroit Public Schools students to consider engineering as a future career.
The Michigan Tech students spent their Spring Break visiting K-8 schools and one high school. They also conducted Family Engineering Night events at several of the schools. The events included fun, hands-on activities for the whole family, such as “Mining for Chocolate,” “Brainsaver,” “Launcher,” and “Glue Is the Clue.”
The program, developed at Michigan Tech and recently released nationwide, is designed to excite and inspire young people and their families to consider careers in engineering and science.