Middle School Programs
High School Programs
- Most young students are unaware of exactly what engineers do with their days, yet it is in middle school that they must begin to establish a strong base of math and science courses. NACME has developed a model program that provides middle school students with information on the engineering profession and encourages them to consider a career in the field.
NACME has also partnered with PLTW under the NACME STEM Urban Initiative strategy. The partnership combines PLTW’s curriculum with engineering resources provided by NACME to provide the ultimate support system for students, parents and teachers. The Initiative was launched in September 2009 in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) system and will expand to the Bay Area, Califronia in Fall 2011.
NACME STEM Urban Initiative Press Release
Community College Programs
- More than 20 percent of the nation’s engineers earned at least 10 credits at a community college. NACME believes that community colleges can provide a viable pathway to engineering degrees for underrepresented minorities. The organization is working with high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions to encourage students to consider community college attendance, and to ensure the seamless transfer of community college credits to four-year colleges and universities.
- NACME provides college scholarships to deserving African American, American Indian, and Latino engineering students. Since 1974, more than 24,000 students have received $124 million in scholarship support at 160 colleges and universities from NACME and its partners. Today, NACME partners with 50 universities that demonstrate a commitment to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented minorities.