Name of Club/Organization: National Association of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Sponsor/s: Mr. Scott
Meeting Times/Location: Every Wednesday from 2:30 - 3:30 in room 224
Summary about club/organization: see www.nsbe.org
How to join: Attend any meeting or speak to Mr. Scott
We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.
NSBE Mission & Objectives
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."
The National Society of Black Engineers strives to accomplish the following objectives for our organization:
Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines Strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers Innovative project ideas are generated and implemented throughout the year on the chapter, regional and national levels. Some of NSBE's present activities include tutorial programs, group study sessions, high school/junior high outreach programs, technical seminars and workshops, a national communications network (NSBENET), two national magazines (NSBE Magazine and NSBE Bridge), an internal newsletter, a professional newsletter (Career Engineer, a supplement in NSBE Magazine), resume books, career fairs, awards, banquets and an annual national convention.
The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help 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.
Participate in NSBE’s PCI programs by becoming a NSBE Jr member. NSBE Jr membership is available to all students in grades 6-12. Membership is only $5, but the level of exposure to engineering is priceless.
We encourage you to participate with a chapter. These chapters may be affiliated with schools, churches, or other community organizations. Find a chapter in your area now.
As a NSBE member, you can receive discounts on products and services including testing materials, computers, insurance, and more!
College Admissions Preparation – Obtain materials to prepare you for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT Participate in technical competitions such as the Try-Math-A-Lon, MathCounts, Engineering Design Competition (Robotics-based), and the PCI Science Fair.
Receive college application information including how to get into college, financial aid information, etc.
Discounted Kaplan Test Prep services and materials. You can also receive a chance to win a free test prep class offered by Kaplan.
Scholarships and Awards – Awarded to NSBE Jr. members in high school who have excelled academically and expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering and related fields.
Subscription to The Bridge – the NSBE magazine that caters to pre-college students. (a $15 value) Discount Registrations for conferences and events including the Annual Convention/PCI Mini Conference held annually in March. Our conferences offer innovative programming designed to expose youth to science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) Leadership Development – Develop your leadership skills by serving in many chapter and some regional leadership roles Opportunity to meet other NSBE Jr. Collegiate and Alumni members from around the world who have walked in the footsteps that you intend to.
Opportunities to be mentored and/or tutored by College Students or Technical Professionals currently working in a STEM field