A Google Sponsored Program
In addition to developing their technical skills, participants will receive one-on-one mentoring from members of the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (IAAMCS). Career services support from subject matter experts and professionals from companies such as Autodesk, LinkedIn and Google, in a variety of tech industries, will be available through a bimonthly Webinar Series exploring topics such as academic preparation, technical resume development, interview preparation and internship opportunities, among others. As part of the program, 18 Code Success Scholarships will be awarded: recipients will receive specialized Monthly Review Sessions and training focused on front-end, back-end and full-stack web development languages. Code Success Scholars will also have access to the year-round engagement programming in addition to the Monthly Review.
A total of 18 scholarships will be awarded to NSBE collegiate members (sophomores, juniors and seniors) majoring in computer science, technology, software engineering, web design and other relevant subjects. Recipients will receive specialized Monthly Review Sessions and training focusing on front-end, back-end and full-stack web development languages. Code Success Scholars will also have access to the year-round engagement programming in addition to the Monthly Review.
Other scholarship benefits include:
A $3,000 scholarship award upon completion of the program
Travel stipend for a NSBE Fall Regional Conference (FRC)
Travel stipend for NSBE’s 2017 Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Free registration to an FRC
Free registration for NSBE’s 2017 Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Priority registration to participate in the Google Hackathon
In addition to equipping Code Success Scholars with technical skills that will enable them to flourish in the tech field, Code Success @ NSBE’s goal is to connect scholars with mentors who can provide guidance as they continue to explore their interest in the field. Members of the Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (IAAMCS) and other interested partners will work together to support NSBE members.
Each scholar is paired with a mentor based on similar areas of interest, career paths, educational goals, etc. As scholars continue to explore their interest in the field, they will have access to mentors who can share their firsthand experience in successfully navigating the different opportunities available to them. Scholars will receive mentorship within these areas: Graduate School Mentoring, Career Exploration and Academic Advising. Mentors and mentees will have the opportunity meet their mentor in person during the 2017 Annual Convention.
Coding Bootcamps are 1.5-day workshops/courses offering beginner-level material to NSBE collegiate members. These sessions are intended to be a tool for NSBE members interested in pursuing computer science degrees, providing the members with access to resources and opportunities that develop their skills and interest in this field. Specifically, this training will enable members to acquire and develop the necessary skills to succeed in computer science as they pursue CS degrees and enter the workforce. Bootcamps will be hosted in each region: sessions will begin the day before the FRCs and will conclude before Opening Session on Day 1 of the FRCs. The material will be delivered by professionals in the field.
The following vendors will present the workshops:
The primary concerns of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are our mission and our members. NSBE is dedicated to the academic, professional, and cultural development of our student and professional members, as well as the development of ethically sensitive and responsible persons. It seeks to achieve these goals through sound academic and professional programming and through regulations and policies governing conduct that encourages independence, maturity and respect for the rights and viewpoints of others.
Conduct at non-Society-sponsored activities is viewed as the members’ personal business. Conduct at Society-sponsored events is expected to be in accordance with this Member Code of Conduct (hereafter referred to as “the Code”). The Society reserves the right to impose disciplinary sanctions or take other appropriate action when conduct is not in accordance with the Code.
This Code is in effect for all chapter, regional and national Society activities. Read More.
Talking Tech is a Career Services Webinar Series aimed at supporting scholars in their professional development by providing training on how to effectively search for career opportunities in the tech field. The sessions will equip members to become strong and competitive candidates for internships, scholarships, jobs, etc. Participants will be exposed to multiple tech industries to expand their knowledge of the career pathways available in the tech field while fostering their professional skills.
There will be a total of six one-hour webinar sessions, each focusing on a different topic that will highlight essential skills for scholars as they look for opportunities in the tech field. The sessions will be led by professionals from companies such as Autodesk, LinkedIn and Google, in a variety of tech industries. This will also be an opportunity for participants to ask the session facilitators general questions about the field.
Code Success Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to receive specialized instruction in back-end, front-end and full-stack coding languages. There will be a total of eight Monthly Review Sessions presented by subject matter experts in the field. Scholars will choose their area of interest when applying for the scholarship.
During the CS Workshops at the 2017 Annual Convention, participants will code algorithms incorporating elements and concepts that members have learned through Coding Bootcamps and Monthly Review Sessions. Participants will be encouraged to use the skills they have acquired at varying degrees of difficulty: beginner, mid- and high-level workshops. Workshops will be presented by members of NSBE’s Information Technology Think Tank Special Interest Group (ITTT SIG).
All NSBE collegiate members majoring in computer science are invited to attend a Reception/Networking event hosted during NSBE’s 2017 Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo. This will be an opportunity for attendees to mix and mingle. (More details on this event will be provided as we get closer to the convention.)