FEBRUARY 17, 2021
STUDENTS OF COLOR LEARN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING THROUGH TSEP, LIFTECH, AND PORT OF OAKLAND PARTNERSHIP
OAKLAND, CA (February 17, 2021) – Since The Social Engineering Project, Inc. (“TSEP”) can no longer take the 100+ Black and Brown high school students of color from Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento to the Santa Cruz Mountains to learn: 1.) Work/Life Balance; 2.) STEM Careers; 3.) Entrepreneurship; 4.) College Readiness; and 5.) Personal Branding/Networking due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; we will still host Part 2 of our Virtual Camping Conference from March 6, 2021 through March 20, 2021.
With so much emphasis on computer science, coding, and software, people often forget about the other letters besides the "T" in "STEM." We need to prepare high school students of color to go college, pass their math, chemistry, and physics prerequisites, and major in other STEM disciplines, like engineering. This 3-Week Saturday program led by Liftech Consultants will expose students to structural engineering principles with the goal of motivating and inspiring these students to attend college and major in an engineering major. Week 1 will include an introduction of force, load, and structures. Week 2 will introduce drafting and design principles and provide feedback on the students' bridges. The final week will feature the bridge competition, other awards, and an overview of other engineering careers that they may be interested in pursuing in the future.
This program is open to high school aged underrepresented students of color nationwide and is free thanks to the Port of Oakland. However, if individual donors would like to make a contribution to the success of this program, they may support our fundraiser here. Students may register here.
For more information, please visit http://www.TheSocialEngineer.org or email Kevin L. Nichols at Kevin@TheSocialEngineer.org.
VIRTUAL CAMPING CONFERENCE PART 2 - Liftech Consultants
DATE: Saturday, March 6, 2021 through Saturday, March 20, 2021
TIME: 9:00 am (PST) to Noon (PST) or Noon (EST) to 3pm (EST)
About The Social Engineering Project, Inc.
The Social Engineering Project, Inc. (http://www.TheSocialEngineer.org) is an Oakland-based social impact venture with Stanford University that is designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through STEM related pipeline programs for underrepresented students of color.
About Kevin L. Nichols
Kevin L. Nichols is the Founder, President & CEO of The Social Engineering Project, Inc., an Oakland based, social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through STEM pipeline programs for underrepresented students of color and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting for tech companies. Nichols has been featured on LinkedIn’s Hall of Fame, Yahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner, Black Enterprise, CNN Money, Reuters, MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. Millions saw Kevin while logging in to LinkedIn.com from 2011-2014. For more information and full CV and Bio, please visit http://bit.ly/KLNport.
About Liftech Consultants, Inc.
Liftech Consultants Inc. has provided structural engineering services since 1964. They have special expertise in the design of container handling cranes and other equipment. Their experience includes the structural design of wharves, floats, buildings, heavy lift structures, and other special structures.
Please find a video overview of a previous year's camp here.