Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth's Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments) is the dream of three African American men who at an early age learned the power of education and technology. While not being satisfied with the amount of diversification in their fields of engineering and financial management, they decided to leave Corporate America to start an organization which encouraged students to embrace the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
Project SYNCERE is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, which provides STEM programming to youth in under-served communities. The mission of Project SYNCERE is to prepare the minds and create pathways for underrespresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in STEM. Project SYNCERE provides a curriculum that integrates STEM through the use of project-based learning.
In 2009, Project SYNCERE was officially launched and has since been able to serve more than 10,000 students throughout the nation. Project SYNCERE works directly with school districts as well as local universities and community organizations to deliver its engineering focused programs. Through our vast partnerships we are able to impact students during the school day and during out-of-school time. Our innovative problem-based curriculum has been inspirational in changing the way science and math is taught in a number of schools. Through our hands-on approach to educating students we have been able to create a spark for them and show them that science and math is fun, cool and rewarding. The program has helped to raise students’ grades and increase their interest in the STEM fields.