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Steve Harvey is Bringing STEM to ATL’s Girls

by Tricia Whitlock

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will be participating in the Steve & Marjorie Harvey foundation mentoring event for girls on September 20th, and they need female volunteers. Through collaboration with the SEEK program curriculum, NSBE will bring a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) component to 100 teenage women through a hands-on Fuel Cell engineering project.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Time: 5:00am-4:00pm
Location: Camp Grace, Roberta, GA
*Transportation & Meals will be provided.

 About “Girls Who Rule the World

The philanthropist, and wife to comedian Steve Harvey, will host the annual “Girls Who Rule the World” mentoring weekend in Atlanta where 100 girls, ages 13-18 spend two days getting sisterly advice from the likes of Soledad O’Brien and on everything from self-esteem to avoiding peer pressure.

 About FUEL CELL Project

Using a PEM Fuel Cell as the primary power source, student teams design, build, and test prototype vehicles which they must then present to an audience. The AWIM Fuel Cell Challenge requires students to explore physical science concepts such as force, friction and energy transformations as well as environmental concepts such as green design, and incorporates mathematics concepts as student teams collect, analyze and display data.

Interested? Fill out the Volunteer Form 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be female.
  • Volunteers must be collegiate or graduate students or NSBE professional members.
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Majors preferred. All majors welcome to apply.
  • Volunteers must be able to participate in a hands-on project training session on Friday, September, 19th, 2014 from 10am-2pm at Atlanta Technical College.
  • Volunteers must be able to participate in a pre-training webinar on Wednesday, September 10th @ 6:30pm-8pm.

Here is a Video with Highlights from 2012’s Mentoring Weekend:

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