Pre-College Initiative (PCI)

Mission:

To stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. To encourage minority students to become interested in STEM and pursue a higher education in the STEM field or technical degrees. We provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork. Our chapter works hard to keep the pipeline strong.

Vision:

NSBE2025 is to have the U.S. produce 10,000 African-American bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering annually, by 2025, up from the current number of 3,620. NSBE launched its “Be 1 of 10,000” campaign in October 2015, with an outreach to African-American 7th graders and others across the country. NSBE’s goal is to have 150,000 7th grade students envision themselves as engineers. We want all students to envision themselves attending college and succeeding in their respective career.

Chapter Activities:

Bi-weekly high school visits at Newberry High School

Bi-weekly high school visits at Eastside High School

PCI Shadow Day

Tutoring and Mentoring students at local schools

Participation in Gator Outreach at the University of Florida

PCI Shadow Day:

This year we brought over 40 high school students to the University of Florida. During their visit, they were able to shadow students in classrooms, tour the University of Florida and gain some insight about college life at the University of Florida. Through this event, our chapter wanted to show the high school students that college is enjoyable and hard work but let them know they have all of the resources to succeed.

Bi- Weekly high school visits:

During these visits activities are conducted to help the students gain an understanding of engineering and to help peak an interest in the STEM field. They are informed about the requirements for applying to college and guided towards a path to success. The chapter members serve as mentors and tutors for the students. We are here to strengthen the pipeline and keep it strong.


Please speak with our Pre-College Initiative Chair, Jordan Mason, for more information


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Jordan Mason

Pre-College Initiative Chair |
Computer Science
pcichair.ufnsbe@gmail.com