Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers & Scientists - CABPES

The Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists' (CABPES") mission is to encourage African-Americans and other underrepresented youth to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. By doing so, the number of minority STEM professionals will increase to the level that better represents the minority population, while assisting industry in meeting the growing demand for STEM professionals.

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JETS - Junior Engineers, Tomorrow's Scientists

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Education 

Beneficiaries

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Female Children (5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The JETS program is designed to develop a student's interest in engineering and applied sciences through interactive courses, field trips, projects and other "hands-on" opportunities for learning. JETS offers an introduction to such STEM careers as: Aerospace, Architecture, Introduction to Programming, Civil Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, Construction Management and Electronics.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The JETS engineering programs excite and encourage students to excel in school. Our students attend JETS an average of four years and one-third of the students participate for five years or more. Many also utilize the math tutoring program. We at CABPES have been proud to see many of our students go on to study engineering in college. Of the seven graduating seniors last year, five plan to study engineering. The previous year's class of 11 had eight students off to college to study engineering or architecture.

Math Enrichment Program (MEP)

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Children (5 - 14 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Description

MEP and JETS are both components of the CABPES program.
CABPES offers support to students that are struggling with math through individual tutoring and skills development to ensure that students get the assistance that they need with their homework and extra attention to the topics with which they are struggling. The summer math camp utilizes JETS students as paid tutors. MEP serves 50 to 60 students per year.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our Math Enrichment Program allows students to improve their academic performance by filling in the gaps in their math learning. Two of our students are wonderful examples of this. Selena has participated in our math program for the last two years. Since she joined MEP, her CSAP scores have improved from unsatisfactory to proficient. Samuel was able to proudly tell the guests at the recent annual awards banquet about how he went from being able to do 5th grade math to 8th grade math. It is obvious to all that their confidence and pride have increased dramatically with these accomplishments.

SAT / ACT Test & College Preparation Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

The College Proparation Programs are components of the CABPES organization. Classes are designed and scheduled to prepare students before, during, and afte the multiple test dates that occur throughout the academic school year. Practice exams take place so students can evaluate their individual progress and allow advisors to focus on academic areas that need reinforcement. Students attend weekday and weekend classes. This program includes scholarships for our graduating seniors, assistance in obtaining other funding for college, an SAT Preparation Program, assistance with an on-line ACT tutorial, and other activities through a partnership with College in Colorado to expose students to options in researching careers, colleges and financial assistance. These programs are currently offered to CABPES 11th and 12th grade students who are also participating in other programs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

CABPES has been proud to see many of our students go on to study engineering in college. Of the seven graduating seniors this year, five plan to study engineering. Last year's class of 11 had eight students off to college to study engineering or architecture. During the last four years, all CABPES student have gone to institutions of higher learning.

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