“An Evening of Science”
This past February we shared the exciting news that Boston’s newest NSBE jr chapter was established within Dorchester’s Martin Luther King Jr K-8 School. This month we had the pleasure of kicking off a get together with NSBE Boston Professionals as part of our 2nd “Evening of Science” with the students of the the elementary/middle school.
Now we’re not going to lie to you, these kids were EXHAUSTED. They’d spent the entire day at school only to power through the evening with their peers and parents to learn about robotics, other STEM initiatives and, of course, the opportunities that NSBE and the SEEK programs have to offer.
The only thing as inspiring as the eager students staying late after school to explore the world of STEM was the extraordinary effort put forth by the parents of the MLK students and the faculty and staff that pulled the evening together. The combination of interested students and their strong support system within their school and families bodes well for the future of STEM in the community.
Students got to share what they want to get out of their new found NSBE connections and also had the chance to hear from some of our chapter’s professionals – who were right where they were not too long ago. Boston’s professionals recounted the some of the personal challenges they’d experienced and shared the things that inspired them to find their ways into engineering and sciences.
The Boston Professionals were proud to highlight the efforts that school took to get to this point and the students took a few moments to recognize the peers among them that stepped up to serve as their leaders for this upcoming year.
We’re excited for the upcoming year of programming with this chapter and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this bright set of kids.
For information on how to get involved with the MLK school or NSBE’s pre-college initiative efforts contact Nathan Kituuma at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ps – Someone made the mistake of giving us a selfie stick….SMH #GrownUps
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