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ENpowered Games – Leveling the field for underrepresented youth in STEM

(Chicago) Project SYNCERE will launch its first annual ENpowered Games, a Middle School STEM competition for youth in underrepresented communities across the city on  May 25th at the Museum of Science and Industry. The future generation of innovators and engineers will showcase their talents.

The competition brings together over 400 students from 16 Chicago area schools.  During the daylong event, students will work in groups to compete in a series of engineering challenges focused on design thinking, mechanical and electrical engineering as well as circuit design.  Projects will be evaluated on specific design criteria to determine which school will reign supreme.

“We want our inner-city youth to know they can not only compete but excel in STEM fields…this event challenges students and showcases their knowledge and skills in a competitive, real-world setting.” said Jason Coleman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Project SYNCERE.

About Project SYNCERE

Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is a non-profit organization designed to create opportunities for underrepresented students grades 1-12 to pursue of careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

Founded in 2008 by three African American men who recognized the lack of diversity in the fields of engineering and financial management, Project SYNCERE helps students discover a pathway to post-secondary education while increasing their interests in STEM and improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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