The Mission

The National Society of Black Engineer's (NSBE) mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

NSBE is comprised of more than 190 chapters on coll ege and university campuses and more than 100 Alumni Extension chapters nation wide. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE had its genesis at a national conference planned and hosted by the Society of Black Engineers at Purdue University in April 1975. Black Engineering students from the United States and Canada attended the event. From this meeting of concerned students and educators, NSBE was born. In 1976, NSBE was inc orporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Texas. NSBE also became recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our objectives are to:

  • St imulate 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.
  • Encou rage and advise minority youth in their pursuit of an engineering career. Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorites in that profession.
  • Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers.
  • New and innovative project ideas are generated and implemented through out the year on the chapter, regional and national levels.
  • Some of NSBE's present actvities 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 the NSBE Bridge), an internal newsletter, a professional newsletter (The Career Engineer), resume bo oks career fairs, awards, banquets and an annual national convention.

The Future

The future of the National Society of Black Engineers is unlimited. With the continued dedication of the members and suppo rters, NSBE can and will achieve its full potential. The projects listed above are but a small sample of the infinite possibilities.


The Torch

The NSBE torch symbolizes our everlasting burning desire to achieve success in this competitive society and to affect a positive change on the quality of life for all people. T he lightning bolt represents the striking impact that will be felt by the Society and industry due to the contributions and accomplishments made by dedicated members of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Last edited by Dammy Nov 2005