Ten students from the Michigan Technological University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) spent the week of March 11-14, 2014 with DPS students as part of their Alternative Spring Break program.
The students provided presentations during the day and conducted Family Engineering Nights during the evening to inspire DPS students to explore engineering as a career option. They also shared their personal collegiate experiences. Several of the Michigan Tech students are DPS alums.
NSBE’s Alternative Spring Break program is conducted in collaboration with the Detroit Public Schools Office of Science and Detroit Math & Science Center, and funded in part with a grant from John Deere.
The Michigan Tech students visited Western International High School, Bates Academy, Detroit International Academy, Ludington Magnet Middle School, Ben Carson High School, Spain Elementary-Middle School, M.L. King High School, and Cass Tech High School.