Niasia Williams
Niasia Williams
National Programs Chair

Niasia Williams is a Graduate Student studying Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers University. She also received her Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University. Niasia is currently an Innovations & Manufacturing intern at Sikorsky Aircraft and a research assistant in the Hybrid Energy Systems & Materials Laboratory at Rutgers University.
Niasia is the 2016-2017 Region I Chair. She has also served as Sophomore Class Representative for the Rutgers University chapter, Region I TORCH Chair and on the National TORCH Committee. Niasia chose NSBE leadership because being the only African American female Mechanical Engineering student in her class, it was difficult to find academic and personal resources. NSBE offered a community and support. Her love for community led to her appointment as Region I TORCH Chair and continuing being an example that she did not originally have.
Niasia’s favorite quotes include “I have the people behind me and the people are my strength.” - Huey Newton and “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X