The National Society of Black Engineers chose Jackson for the third year in a row as a site for its Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program or SEEK.
The programs tries to inspire young black girls and boys to look at engineering as a possible career choice in the future.
According to NSBE, the program is a part of its effort to help 10,000 black undergraduates obtain an engineering degree annually by 2025.
In 2010, according to National Action Council on Minorities in Engineering, only 4,688 Black students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Just 883 Black women graduated with engineering degrees following the 2012-2013 school year out of the 16, 555 women of all races and ethnicities.