NSBE: What We Are Up to?

Vanessa Roachè

This upcoming spring break we, National Society of Black Engineers, are preparing to compete against other NSBE chapters. Our chapter is called Charles H. Flowers Jaguars, and we are in Region II.  Each of our three NSBE teams- Ten80, VEX, and T-MAL- will be competing.
 

Ten80

Ten80 is a team of STEM, education and business professionals dedicated to cultivating a STEM Ecosystem that unites and inspires the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and innovators, empowering ALL students to thrive in a world of constant innovation.
We participate in the Student Racing Challenge. Team name is Jaguar Motorsports. In the racing challenge, students own a sports team and their ultimate goal is to engineer performance. This includes personal performance, team performance and of course, race performance. The base technology for Student Racing Challenge teams is a 1:10 scale electric radio-controlled (RC) car that can be setup in over 4 million ways before re-engineering a single part. In this curriculum we learn how to problem solve and apply mechanical and electrical engineering skills.
For more information visit => https://www.ten80education.com/

VEX

“VEX EDR is more than an integrated system of motors, wheels, metal, and sensors that can be used to build or program robots. It’s an established classroom companion for STEM learning in middle and high school. It’s a tool to help students understand crucial problem-solving concepts. It’s a catalyst to help students discover a passion that could continue to drive them through college, a career, or even the rest of their life.”
“We get a game plan every year. The game plan includes what our robot is supposed to be built for in order to play the game right. During the game we battle the other robots compete. The challenge is to see who can play the game better.”
-Club President & Vex Project Manger Obosie A.
For more information => https://www.vexrobotics.com/

T-mal

¨Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) is a yearlong tutoring program meant to foster good study habits for minority students, groom them for success in STEM courses, help prepare them for standardized exams such as the ACT and SAT, and promote healthy competition and good sportsmanship. The TMAL competition is held between teams of four NSBE Jr. members and one alternate. Each team is composed of high school students in grades 9–10 or 11–12.  Participants are provided access to an online mathematics resource to support their yearlong learning. This tool enables students to earn points during the program year, as they engage in various activities. Students with the top scores win prizes. Students compete year round and advance to a culminating event at the national competition, which is held at NSBE’s Annual Convention.”
For more information => http://www.nsbe.org/NSBE-Jr/Programs/TMAL-lower-division.aspx#.WlevHtWnHrc