Submitted by Deb on Mon, 05/10/2021 - 16:21

HBK was pleased to support the 4th Annual Project Syncere ENPowered Games Judging on May 3rd. The theme of the middle school engineering competition was Engineering Social Change. Student projects offering solutions to topics ranging from body shaming to racism to healthcare inequality were evaluated by volunteer judges working in STEM.

On May 7th, nearly 300 students along with their families, teachers and stakeholders convened on a virtual platform to showcase their knowledge and skills in STEM in the ENPowered Games.

The goal of the ENPowered Games is to help improve STEM education for under-represented youth. Through their participation in this comprehensive STEM competition, students were given an increased aptitude and appreciation for the STEM fields. Additionally, through the theme of social change, it is hoped students will be inspired to see the pursuit of engineering skills as a means to impact their surrounding and global communities.

Project Syncere is the brainchild of three African American men who learned the power of education and technology at an early age. In 2008, they left their corporate jobs to create the non-profit tasked with providing opportunities for thousands of students who have been traditionally under-represented in STEM. Through the program, they are helping to move the needle in changing the face of engineering.