PCI/TORCH

The National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative program will lead the world in enhancing the pre-college students' Academic, Technical, and Leadership skills in order to maximize their success in life. The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.

TORCH (Technical Outreach Community Help) is a NSBE-wide program set to bridge the technical divide between university STEM majors and the local community. BES targets to 6th - 12th grade students in urban areas where the need for guidance and mentorship is highest. Typical TORCH programs include community service, small technical projects, and engineering and science talks delivered by leaders and professionals from the area.