Local engineers 'Walk for Education'

The National Society of Black Engineers encourage QC students to go to college.

By Krista Burris | kburris@whbf.com

Published 10/22 2016 05:42PM

Updated 10/22 2016 07:33PM

A group of engineers spent their morning encouraging people to go to college.
The Quad Cities Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers hosted their first Walk for Education.
The engineers walked door-to-door in underserved minority communities.
The group's leader says they're trying to show local students what opportunities are available.
"We're just kind of planting a seed. We want to share that information with them, let them know that we're a resource to them. So, when they have questions they know who to turn to, to get those questions answered and college preparation and different professional opportunities throughout the community," said QC NSBE Chapter President Ukaku Kalu. 
They also handed out packets from local colleges.
The group encourages students to consider majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math. 

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