There was a great opportunity to collaborate with Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan on a community outreach project for youth. Our EMU collaborator was contacted by a UM colleague working with the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). ITSMF is the only national organization committed to the continuous professional development of senior-level executives of color in the Technology industry.
A symposium on the UM campus and offered to host a group of 30 middle school students for a Design Challenge. The date was Saturday May 18th, 9am-3pm on University of Michigan campus. The group was divided into 5-6 teams and worked on a design project--automotive themed to in tribute of Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap project. After the design project, members of the ITSMF family reviewed and judged the designs, awarding a winner.