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Harrisburg School District Joins Local and National Partners for First Ever Summer Engineering Camp for Kids

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The Harrisburg School District (HSD), in partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) launched its first Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp at Marshall Math Science Academy.

This FREE three-week program runs from June 8th – 26th and is designed to inspire students’ love for learning in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math).  Currently, there are 325 students from across the city of Harrisburg participating in exciting and innovative hands-on learning experiences and friendly competitions that cover topics such as gravity cruisers, gliders, paper sailboats and motorized or balloon powered cars.  The SEEK camp experience is an educational, fun and unique way to keep students engaged in learning during the summer.

Students will:

  • Be exposed to STEM through hands-on engineering projects
  • Be exposed to collegiate STEM students
  • Be exposed to the roles and responsibilities of engineers
  • Be exposed to diverse role models and mentors in STEM-related careers
  • Participate in team-building, leadership development and oral presentation activities

The Summer Engineering Enrichment for Kids (SEEK) Program is made possible by contributions from PNC Bank, NRG Energy, Inc., Siemens, the Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts and other anonymous donors and foundations.

“The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

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