NSBE Jr. of Southern California is one of NSBE’s newest chapters and was started by parents who were eager to have year-round STEM programming for their elementary- and middle school-aged children. Like NSBE Jr. chapters across the country, the Southern California chapter provides students in grades 4–8 with fun, educational STEM activities and events through NSBE’s Pre-College Initiative program. Throughout the year, NSBE Jr. So. Cal. will host competitions, activities, guest speakers, and field trips that help our students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.