Patriots Chapter 3238
Competitions and Conferences
Students joining the Patro-Tech Science Club receive a complimentary membership to the Patriots National Society of Black Engineering, Jr. Chapter. Students from 4th – 12th grade is eligible to compete in NSBE’s STEM programs and competitions. Patriots have been one of the largest NSBE Junior Chapter. The chapter offers important advantages for future engineers and scientists.
There are monthly workshop meetings with guest presenters, competitions, out-of-town conferences, college fairs, and a Lego and Robotics team. In general, the program is college-oriented, helping students to understand what different science and technology fields involve, to plan for college and careers in one of these fields, and to get excited about the possibilities.
As a member, students received a bi-annual magazine called NSBE BRIDGE. The Bridge magazine will have information on SAT/ACT, college admission, preparation assistance, scholarships, science fair, mentoring, and tutoring.
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We like to enter teams in the annual Try-Math-A-Lon, Teen Engineering Design Science Fair Math Count, and Kid Zone competitions. It is a great opportunity for students who are good at math and science and want to test their skills.
- There are three NSBE conferences each year that the Junior members are eligible to attend. The National Conference is a great learning opportunity and the best chance to meet black engineering professionals. There are also Summer and Fall conferences.
- Each year we attend the Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference.
Fees: Patriots members will receive a complimentary membership to NSBE.
- Try-Math-A-Lon is free
- Black Engineer of the Year award conference is $30
- Summer and fall conferences cost approximately $250 (all costs)
- National Conference costs approximately $600 (all costs)
- College fairs are free
Business and Government support: NSBE activities receive support from a wide range of government and corporate sponsors such as Bank of America, NAVSE, NAVY, DOD, Air Force, Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Booz Allen and Hamilton, MITRE, PEPCO, and Microsoft and from many individual volunteers. Patriots are seeking external support for expanding the program to incorporate a comprehensive pre-college assistance program.