National Society of Black Engineers presents: STEMapalooza!

Charleston, SC – The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Charleston Professionals will host the inaugural STEMapalooza on Saturday, October 12, 2019 on the Upper Peninsula Charleston. The event will be co-hosted by Charleston Women in Tech and held at one of the first software companies that sparked Charleston’s fast growing tech sector, BoomTown! at 1505 King St., Suite 101, Charleston, SC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

The goal of STEMapalooza is to increase awareness of the opportunities available through Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM). Kid friendly, fun, and exciting STEM activities will be showcased during the event. Industry leading tech companies and STEM organizations based in the Charleston tri-county region will assist NSBE with “STEMulating” the minds of k-12 students. 

NSBE has set a primary goal of increasing the annual number of African-Americans who receive STEM degrees to 10,000 by the year 2025. STEMapalooza will move NSBE closer towards this goal and serve to encourage and inspire African American students to achieve academic excellence in STEM. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” 

There are now well over 400 tech individual companies in the Charleston region & a growing number of other industries that also need qualified tech workers – all of whom are looking for local talent to fill the increasing number of positions they need to fill. Of those companies, the following will be presenting at STEMapalooza as well as the growing number of educational & community resources for learning software engineering skills:

Tech Companies:

Blackbaud

Boeing

BoomTown

Booz Allen Hamilton

Cummins

Google

MUSC

Mercedes Benz Vans

NASA SC SPACE GRANT

NIWC

 

Educational Organizations:

Charleston Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Charleston County Public Library

Charleston County School District – CTE Empowered

Charleston Southern University Computer Science Program

Citadel STEM Center

College of Charleston Lowcountry Hall of Science & Math

College of Charleston Computer Science Department

NASA Afterschool Universe Program

NEXT IT Girl

 

Oct-12-19 11:00 am - Oct-12-19 2:00 pm
BoomTown!
Address: 1505 King St., Charleston Ext. Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29405