The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program is the National Society of Black Engineers' effort to promote college, academics, technology and leadership to pre-college students. Our primary focus is to encourage students in grades 9-12 to develop interest and skills in math and science. The program involves a mentoring and tutoring program, college tours across the state, leadership and study skills workshops, attending regional and national conferences, and competing in math and science competitions at both conferences. With our guidance and supervision, the students operate as a NSBE Jr. Chapter, electing their own officers, recruiting members and conducting their meetings.
Our members serve as advisors, mentors and positive role models. NSBE Chapters support PCI through the Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) program and competition. The goal of TMAL is to provide encouragement, motivation, and incentive for pre-college students to sharpen their interest and STEM skills in order to prepare them for SAT/ACT standardized testing. As we encourage students through the PCI program, it is our obligation to expose said students to higher education. To maximize this opportunity, we will travel around the state to various colleges & universities, take PCI students along with our collegiate chapter to regional and national conferences, and provide scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors.
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