SEEK exposes engineering basics in a hands-on camp for Birmingham students

SEEK exposes engineering basics in a hands-on camp for Birmingham students
SEEK's goal is to educate students, through hands-on lessons, about the mechanics of engineering. (Karim Shamsi-Basha/Alabama NewsCenter)

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is sponsoring engineering camps underway in more than a dozen cities across the country this summer.

Birmingham is one of the host cities of these “SEEK” camps. SEEK, or Summer Engineering Experience for Kids, gives students the opportunity to learn engineering firsthand from professionals in the field.

SEEK camp connects students to engineering in a whole new way from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

Throughout the course of three weeks, they’re educated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts under the guidance of an instructor.

They’re also engaged in team-based activities in which they illustrate their comprehension of these concepts.

“Organizations like NSBE provide a framework to help future engineers,” said Birmingham Division Vice President Jonathan Porter. “Alabama Power is proud to partner with this organization as engineers play a vital role in the utility industry.”

The Birmingham camp kicked off Monday, June 12 and will end Friday, June 30, but instructors hope the technical and teamwork lessons will last a lifetime, inspiring students to pursue an engineering profession.

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