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Preparing African American Males for Energy and Education Program (NSF - ITEST)

DAPCEP has a new multi-year program supported by the National Science Foundation.  The Preparing African American Males for Energy and Education (PAAMEE) Program seeks to address the participation rates of African American males in the Power Generation and Renewable Energy (PG&RE) industries.   Students will participate in project-based activities to enhance their knowledge of engineering concepts and the energy sector.  

Over an 18-month period, the first cohort of 120 10th and 11th grade African American males will participate in Saturday and summer residential courses. For Saturday courses, DAPCEP has partnered with Lawrence Tech University, Oakland University, and Walker-Miller Energy Services.  Students will also spend two weeks in the summer at Michigan Tech University and Michigan State University.   Students will study LED Technology & Lighting Systems, Nuclear Power Generation, Petroleum & Automotive Applications, and Renewable Energy Systems. 

** Application is due November 23, 2016 ** 

To be considered for the program, students must:

  • Be a current African American Male 10th or 11th grader
  • Complete a DAPCEP application
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from Math or Science teacher
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Commit to participate in entire 18-month program
  • Complete successful interview

For more information, students can attend the open house below:


Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

Lawrence Tech University, Technology Building, Lear Auditorium, RM T429

21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

To RSVP, please contact the DAPCEP office at 313-831-3050 or

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I appreciate your continued support! 

Michelle L. Reaves

Executive Director

2111 Woodward, Suite 506-1

Detroit, MI 48201

P. (313) 831-3050 x 232

F. (313) 831-5633