NSBE Houston Professionals Spring 2022 Fresh Start Program

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 volunteers from IEEE Houston Section, EATON iConnect, and NSBE Houston Professionals will be partnering together to facilitate a day of STEM Workshops.

NSBE Houston Professionals Spring 2022 Fresh Start Program Ad Card

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

Learning Objective:

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

In partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods, NSBE Process Improvement SIG, EATON iConnect, and IEEE Houston.
2nd Rotation of local area Hight Schools Students.

Article submitted by: Christopher Sanderson, SMIEEEIEEE R5 South Area ChairHouston Section Chair, IEEE-HKN Board of Governor, Region 5-6 2021-2023, NSBE PI SIG Co-Director

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