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Welcome to Region I!

It is my honor to serve as the 2016 Annual Convention Planning Committee chair for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). When I first heard about NSBE, I was excited about the opportunity to join an organization that believed in uplifting African Americans in the fields of STEM. From that first day, I knew I wanted to do anything and everything to help accomplish the mission. I truly believe in “NSBE Luv” and the potential of the organization to influence cultural change within our communities, thus this year’s convention theme: “Engineering a Cultural Change.”

Please join us as we prepare to gather in Boston, Mass., for NSBE’s 42nd Annual Convention, next March 23rd–27th. As members of the National Society of Black Engineers, we pride ourselves on our academic accomplishments and our efforts to increase the number of black engineers. The goal of the Convention Planning Committee this year is to support this vital work by presenting an event that will invigorate your spirits and energize your minds. We want to prepare you to complete your STEM education, make a cultural impact in your communities and gain the knowledge and skills to succeed professionally. This year’s Annual Convention will forever impact the Society as we enter an era of change and growth. I challenge YOU to be a part of this change and spread “NSBE Luv” to your families, friends and communities. It is up to all of us to help NSBE realize the words of its mission statement. Please join us as we ignite Boston and keep the NSBE torch burning, in our schools, in the workplace and in the community.

One Fiyah,
Jewels F. Oladeji
NSBE 2016 Annual Convention Planning Committee Chairperson

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975. With more than 31,000 members around the world, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

NSBE is dedicated to the academic and professional success of black engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE comprises 394 active chapters — 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate — located in six geographic regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff at its World Headquarters, located in Alexandria, Va.
Success for black communities, now and in the future, requires unity in breaking down barriers to proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The theme of the National Society of Black Engineers’ 42nd Annual Convention, “Engineering a Cultural Change,” challenges all NSBE members to set a new standard by personally embracing and spreading the values of academic excellence, cultural awareness and professional success.
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.