Greetings from the University of Memphis' National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)! NSBE is one of the largest student-run organizations in the United States with more than 30,000 members committed to the advancement of minorities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Six regions represent our organization, both internationally and domestically; our University chapter is in Region III. Our Chapter alone has 140 members on campus, many of whom are active around the community. Every semester the number of active members increase as we continue to honor the NSBE Mission:
“To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
This year, we are planning to attend the 43rd Annual NSBE National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The theme for this year’s convention is “Engineering the Foundation for the Future”. The conference offers a unique, catered experience, which includes a career and graduate school fair, GRE/FE prep workshops, and a community service opportunity. In addition to attending conferences, our chapter plans to participate in various professional development programs to introduce our members to employers along with tips towards academic success.
Last fall, eight of our executive members attended the Region III Conference in Atlanta. Our members returned to school inspired, motivated and more involved with school and their community. We made an effort to gather as much information and tools for success to share with our members who we not able to attend from tips on "Finessing the 3.0" to "Perfecting you Elevator Pitch".
We recently worked with the NSBE Memphis Professional Chapter and NSBE Jr. for our Annual Walk For Education. An event to promote and expose the knowledge and importance of STEM Education, along with sharing information of various Universities in the Tri-State area and information on financial aid and other resources.
Your contribution will not only help our goal of representing our University at future conferences, it will also help to encourage our NSBE members around campus and the community.