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100 + NCCU FAB Lab = Elevation

100 BlackMen Triangle Saturday Academy participants engage in a design thinking activity in NCCU FAB Lab

The 100 BlackMen of the Triangle and the NCCU FAB Lab joined forces in an effort to save young Black boys from the siege of self-destruction.  The tools and digital capabilities of NCCU FAB Lab have integrated with the personal development program of the 100 BlackMen Saturday Academy in Durham to facilitate their involvement in technology and innovation and support their constructive development.

Our first meeting occurred on Saturday, April 6, 2019 as part of the 100Black Men of Triangle Saturday Academy.  An engaging gathering of the minds, where young Black boys engaged in a discussion of current events which include the crime hoax of Jussie Smolett and murder of Nipsey Hussle. The conversation was followed by a Panera Bread breakfast including orange juice.  Afterward, the boys toured the NCCU FAB Lab and were introduced to the machines that make- 3D printers, CNC routers, Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutter, Electronics Bench and the software the drivers them.

This event represents the first of more meeting between these two organizations as we work to shift the paradigm sieging our young Black boys. 

 

 

Published: Saturday, April 06, 2019
by Adjunct Instructor, Eric T Saliim
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