Fresh Start consists of interactive workshops that creatively engage students, ranging from 3rd to 12th grade, to explore the many different disciplines in the field of engineering. The main goal of NSBE Fresh Start is to motivate children to set academic goals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Facilitator: Christopher Sanderson, NSBE PI SIG, IEEE, and EATON iConnect
Target Grade Level: 3rd – 12th
Activity Name: Who Moved My Cheese? and a Reflection of STEM Innovators
1. Students will be able to adapt to change and learn from the four characters in the book Who Moved My Cheese?
2. Students will reflect on STEM Innovators, their discoveries, and their impact.
STEM Focus Area: Change and a historical review of STEM Innovators
Workshop Overview: Change is inevitable in all aspects of our lives but especially during our younger years. Transitioning from elementary to middle school to high school, to our career goals and aspirations. Having to embrace new technologies, losing old friends and gaining new ones, experiencing transitions in our family’s life, etc. Changes can become even more dramatic when we enter adulthood.
We will learn about change through the review of Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson through a video presentation, class discussion, and working group activities.
…Workshop Overview: We will also reflect on some STEM Innovator journeys and the impact they made on humanity and the challenges they had to overcome in changing the world with their contributions.
This is not just a journey in change but in our beliefs to be able to innovate.
Oxford Dictionary defines in-no-vate: to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.
Dear Christopher Sanderson,
I would like to thank you for agreeing to volunteer for the NSBE HP Spring 2022 Fresh Start Event, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard. We would not be able to host this event without your commitment to STEM education, so know that you are greatly appreciated!
Leteshia A. Lowe
Pre-College Initiative Chair
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Houston Professionals
2017 – 2018 National Professionals Chapter of the Year
2017 – 2018 Diamond Chapter of the Year
5x Region V Chapter of the Year