The Blacks in Government, is sponsoring its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-Student Competition (STEM-SC) and Oratorical Competition. BIG was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976. As a Non-profit 501 © (3), we continue to be a national response to the needs of African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and to use our collective strength to confront workplace and community issues.
This year’s STEM competition will focus on coding to create interactive animated projects that are narratives that tell a story or build an environment. The official theme is: “Exploring Coding/ Programming Opportunities” This experience will provide high school students in grades 9th – 12th an opportunity to develop STEM competencies. This competition will recognize and encourage African American youth participation and engagement in science, technology, engineer, mathematics and an opportunity to compete for scholarships and awards. Winners from this region will compete nationally in New Orleans, LA, August, 2018.
This year’s oratorical competition will provide young people training in communication and public speaking experience. The official theme is: “Making Ethical Decisions: What Challenges Impedes Today’s Youth’s Ability to Lead by Example Positively? This opportunity will provide high school students in grades 9th -12th with the chance to develop essential skills necessary in becoming leaders in their community. Winners from this regional competition will compete nationally in New Orleans, LA, August, 2018.
Below are the list of sites local competition sites. Interested students should complete the attached application ASAP. Please also contact me so that I can support the entry process.
- Carl T. Rowan – Oratorical – April 13
- FMS BIG – Oratorical – May 6
- Coast Guard – Oratorical and STEM – May 16
- Education – Oratorical and STEM – May 17
- NOAA – STEM – May 19
- Sankofa – STEM and Oratorical – May 19
- Washington Navy Yard – Oratorical – May 23
- BIG Pentagon – Oratorical and STEM – May 23 or May 30
- Leroy Nesbitt Jr.
- Executive Director
- Black Student Fund
- 3636 16th St NW, 4th Floor
- Washington, DC 20010
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