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Education that supports Innovation...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an African American astrophysicist and one of the most recognized scientists in the US stated that he is “driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and; lessen the suffering of others…”

Innovation, creation and explanation are often associated with professionals from fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As the global community continues to evolve, a demand for experts in these fields regularly increases. Additionally, a call for specialists from diverse backgrounds who can address some of the world’s toughest questions in some of the most averse communities continues to grow.

Many cultural-based organizations are answering these needs by offering STEM programs and supporting STEM education policies that encourage increased participation by students from low-income, underserved and/or underrepresented groups. IMPAQ International applauds these types of efforts and supports opportunities that offer equal and fair advancement for students from all backgrounds.

IMPAQ is currently working with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, to provide an evaluation for one of its  principal programs , the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK). The program is designed to increase elementary school student’s aptitude in math and science and their interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The NSBE understands how essential this program is to the development and future of its students. IMPAQ is proud to work with the NSBE to ensure that their programs are adequately addressing the needs of the participants and meeting expectations and requirements.

To learn more about our current project and the NSBE, visit our case study page here.