NACME BLOG

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Greetings and Happy New Year!

As we kick off 2015, I am delighted to welcome our phenomenal scholars back to their campuses.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to take a moment to visualize where you want to be, what you want to accomplish, and how you want to better yourself in the next 12 months. The start of a new year offers hope and endless possibilities. As always, I encourage all scholars to take advantage of every opportunity to shine and keep their eyes fixed on their goal of becoming the next generation of engineers.

As parents, families, and friends of NACME Scholars, or budding engineers in middle and high schools, I encourage you to help these students visualize a world in which these outstanding young people are taking the lead and creating the latest hot gadget, or are working to resolve some of the world’s most demanding issues. Over the last year, NACME has profiled scholars and alumni on our website and in our newsletter. While reading these profiles, one thing always stands out, each one of these outstanding individuals had someone who either guided or supported their path to an engineering career. Regardless of the source—family member, teacher, or friend—these individuals helped plant the seed of possibility and encouraged them to pursue their dream of becoming an engineer. I can only ask for everyone to do their part in spreading the word about STEM careers in 2015.

On the topic of the New Year, as an ambassador for the Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE), I am delighted to announce that  NACME will be participating in  MIE’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 2015. Over the coming days, leading up to the January 19th event, NACME will be providing suggestions via social media on ways everyone can help spread the word about careers in energy and ways to engage the imaginations of students and get them excited about the endless possibilities that await our youth.

NACME will also take this effort a step further by dedicating space in our monthly newsletter to the energy sector. In this section, we will feature profiles on NACME Alumni working in the energy fields, share information regarding training, and skills development, as well as provide tips on energy efficiency, and share videos on energy literacy.