National Society of Black Engineers
The Mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers that excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Current Executive Board (2011-2012)
- Ibrahim Abdussabor [email protected]
- Chelsie Librun [email protected]
- Jazzmyne Washington [email protected]
- Rebecca Odim [email protected]
- Ciara Sivels [email protected]
- Everson Auguste [email protected]
- Chelsi Green [email protected]
- Jide Akinronbi [email protected]
- Courtney Weldon [email protected]
- Rebecca Odim [email protected]
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 35,700 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.
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.
NSBE @ MIT
Committees are a great way to get involved with NSBE-MIT. Here are some of the ones that we offer:
The Finance Committee is in charge of all professional financial workshops and company interactions of NSBE-MIT. By joining, you can learn to network with different companies and also help with the development of our NSBE-MIT members. Email Rebecca Odim ([email protected]) for more information.
The Membership Committee is in charge of all events having to do with our members. If you'd like to help NSBE-MIT build community by hosting some of it's social events, then this committee is for you. Some events you'll help throw are NSBE Outings, NSBE mixers and many more. Email Chelsie Librun ([email protected]) for more information
The Programs Committee is in charge of all programs of NSBE-MIT. Some events in the past have included the Pre-Exposure Program and the Minority Undergraduate Science Exposition. They also organize all national NSBE teams and all Community Service Events! If you have a creative mind or just love to plan out positive and influential programs and events, then this committee is for you. Email Ciara Sivels ([email protected]) for more information.
The Communications Committee takes care of all advertisements, emails, and pretty much everything to do with communications. This year they have the daunting task of re-establishing the NSBE-MIT Torch, a monthly newsletter that showcases everything NSBE-MIT related. If you are creative, and perhaps talented in computer design, then you would fit well in this committee. Email Jazzmyne Washington ([email protected]) for more information.
Pre-College Initiative Committee
The PCI Committee is charge of overseeing our NSBE Jr. Chapter at Boston Latin School. Through this committee, you can make a difference in the lives of high school students. Duties include visits to the high school, help organizing their events and teams, and many more. Email Danielle Olson ([email protected]) for more information.
The Freshmen Committee is available to all freshmen at MIT. This committee is in charge of creating the NSBE-MIT chant, designing the t-shirts, and also organizing some of the NSBE-MIT events. Through this committee, members will also have a chance to gain mentorship and professional workshops. Email Chelsie Librun ([email protected]) for more information.