We are raising money for our annual #GivingTuesday Drive to raise seed money to allow us to replicate our Science In The City Program at UCLA's Campus next summer.
Please consider making a donation today to support our organization! Thanks in advance for investing in the diverse pipeline of underrepresented students of color to college and working in the tech industry!
The Social Engineering Project, Inc. ("TSEP") is an Oakland based, social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through STEM pipeline programs that lead to technical career pathways for underrepresented students of color.
The name comes from a quote by the legendary attorney, Charles Hamilton Houston, who laid down the framework for the landmark Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka. He said, "A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society." Although we do not have to be lawyers for the quote to remain true, our view is that we either are a part of the problem or a part of the solution.
To motivate and inspire underrepresented high school students of color to go to college, major in STEM related disciplines, and expose them to various career pathways in the technology industry. Moreover, by being in the wilderness and away from technological distractions, the students will also learn about mindfulness, yoga, the environment and work/life balance. Lastly, the students will learn about entrepreneurship, personal branding, and networking.
- Desire to go to college
- Pursue STEM related careers
- Develop a deeper respect for the environment and work/life balance
- Learn how to apply to college, excel on exams, financial aid, college life
- Learn about their personal brand, how to work in teams, entrepreneurship, and network for future collaboration