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 NSBE-UIC Brand
In collaboration with the Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program, NSBE motivates its members to join the Supplemental Instruction Program, or SI. SI is a tutoring program for students by students who have passed the class with a B or higher.
Company representatives come specifically for NSBE. Outside of general body meetings, information sessions with companies like Google, IBM, ITW, GE, Navistar, and Baxter Healthcare give NSBE members an advantage in resume building, career preparation, and internship opportunities.
Working with NSBE Jr., our middle and high school extension, we have helped motivate children in these grade levels towards a future in engineering.