For the third consecutive year, Jackson was chosen by the National Society of Black Engineers as a location for its Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program (SEEK). This program aims to encourage young black boys and girls to consider engineering as a career option. The program is part of NSBE’s effort to reach 10,000 black undergraduates with an engineering degree each year by 2025. According to the National Action Council on Minorities in Engineering (NACMIE), only 4,688 Black students received a bachelor’s in engineering in 2010. Out of 16,555 women of all races, only 883 Black women were able to graduate with engineering degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year. To support this important work, you can make a regular donation to the Spring Member Drive today. Our reporters give a human face to policy’s impact on everyday Mississippians by listening more closely and understanding their communities. To ensure that our work is aligned with the priorities and needs of all Mississippians, we are listening to you. Click the button below to let us know what you think.