Students joining the NVA STEM Program receive complimentary membership to the NVA National Society of Black Engineers. Students from 3rd-12th grade are eligible to compete in NSBE's STEM programs and competitions.
There are bi monthly meetings with guest presenters, competitions, out of town conferences, and career fairs. In general, the program is college-oriented, helping students to understand what different Science, Technology, Engineerings, and Math fields involve. It also helps students to plan for college and careers in one of these fields.
What is NSBE Jr. PCI?
The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program 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.
What are the benefits?
College Admissions Preparation – Obtain materials to prepare you for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT
Participate in technical competitions such as the Try-Math-A-Lon, MathCounts, Engineering Design Competition (Robotics-based), and the PCI Science Fair.
Receive college application information including how to get into college, financial aid information, etc.
Discounted Kaplan Test Prep services and materials. You can also receive a chance to win a free test prep class offered by Kaplan.
Scholarships and Awards – Awarded to NSBE Jr. members in high school who have excelled academically and expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering and related fields.
Subscription to The Bridge – the NSBE magazine that caters to pre-college students. (a $15 value)
Discount Registrations for conferences and events including the Annual Convention/PCI Mini Conference held annually in March. Our conferences offer innovative programming designed to expose youth to science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
Leadership Development – Develop your leadership skills by serving in many chapters and some regional leadership roles
Opportunity to meet other NSBE Jr. Collegiate and Alumni members from around the world who have walked in the footsteps that you intend to.
Opportunities to be mentored and/or tutored by College Students or Technical Professionals currently working in a STEM field
NSBE Jr membership is complimentary with NVA STEM Membership
Try Math A Lon is Free
College Fairs are Free
NSBE National Convention- *$800 (All Fees)
*price varies each year