Thursday, July 11, 2013

Media Advisory -- Summer Engineering Program Wraps Up for Elementary Students

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, July 11, 2013


Board of Education members congratulate National Society of Black
Engineers San Diego Chapter for continuing commitment to STEM (science,
technology, engineering, mathematics) education and the SEEK Program at
Lincoln High School.

WHAT: Salute to SEEK program.

WHEN/WHERE: 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, Lincoln High School, 4777
Imperial Avenue. Parking for media will be at the Franklin Avenue gate.
From Imperial Ave. and I-805, take South 47th Street one block south from
Imperial to Franklin Avenue. Left (east)
on Franklin Avenue to Lincoln gate.

DETAILS: The SEEK Program brings inner-city elementary and middle-school
students to the Lincoln High School campus for three weeks to have fun
while learning some of the foundations of engineering. The Board of
Education members are saluting this program
and giving San Diego the opportunity to see how local engineering
professionals and students are helping the next generation of engineers.

-- 10-10:30 a.m. the students will be racing model cars that they built in
teams during the week. In the Lincoln old gym, they will be racing their
hydrogen-powered cars; outdoors, adjacent to Lincoln's baseball fields,
they will be racing solar-powered
cars. Media will have the opportunity to photograph and interview
students as they cheer on their cars. All speakers in the subsequent news
conference will also be available for one-on-one interviews.

-- 10:30 news conference to congratulate the National Society of Black
Engineers on the program. Speakers are scheduled to include: Board of
Education District E Trustee Marne Foster; Board of Education Vice
President Kevin Beiser; Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San
Diego Unified School District; Grady Gordon III, Chairperson, National
Society of Black Engineers, San Diego Chapter; Shirley Wilson, Area
Superintendent; Esther Omogbehin, Executive Principal, Lincoln High
School; Lillie McMillan, Principal, Porter Elementary
School and/or Tracey Jenkins-Martin, Principal, Johnson Elementary School.

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