About NSBE

Chapter Goals

• Encourage and advise minority youth in their pursuit of an engineering career.

• Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines.

• Strive to increase the number of Black students studying engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Develop the technical and professional skills of our members.

• Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain/maintain professional engineering certification.

• Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in the profession.

• To offer a rewarding experience for current and potential members through opportunities to contribute toward the NSBE mission.

• To improve college recruitment, retention, graduation, and the ultimate success of professional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs by establishing strategic alliances among people of African descent.

National History

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission 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 (NSBE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff in our World Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. NSBE has accomplished more for Black engineering students than any other organization in the world. The same light that flows from the NSBE torch to students and professionals in the United States is also relevant for NSBE students in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Canada, Australia and the Caribbean. It is the goal of the Society to replicate its mission and vision in countries around the world, creating a global network of Black engineers, scientists and technologists.”