Academic Excellence Month


Each year NSBE students go back to their respective schools/universities in the Fall to continue their pursuit of academic excellence in their STEM degrees. NSBE designates November of each year to celebrate members’ academic achievement, create a dialogue about academic excellence, and showcase our Academic Excellence programming that provide support for our members. How will you celebrate? Email all questions/comments to your National Academic Excellence Chair, Sarah Brown at

At Fall Regional Conference (FRC)

Remember, academics come first! Don’t fall behind on classes while attending a Fall Regional Conference - devote 1 hour to homework by visiting the NSBE Study Hall while you are there!

Participate in the NSBE Retention Program Chapter Forum. You can come out to learn how to participate in the program, and how to implement the Retention Program on your campus.

Check out the “E” in NSBE! Stop by NSBE’s Technical Research Exhibition at your FRC and talk to a contestant to get a glimpse of the technical talent that your fellow NSBE members have!

With Your Chapter

  1. Sign your chapter up as an official participant in the NSBE Retention Program!
  2. Verify the GPAs of your entire chapter with the GPA Collection Form.
  3. Find out how your chapter can work to improve student retention on your campus. Have a conversation with the administration at your engineering school to find out where you stand! Contact for more information.

On Your Own

  1. Apply for scholarships by December 30! Check out the Scholarship Vault and apply for Regional, National, and Corporate Scholarships!
  2. Follow @NSBE on Instagram for more details on AEx Photo Challenge. Academic related awards will be given to those who post the most creative pictures and those who are most active. Will you step up to the challenge?
  3. Get involved with academic mentorship. Seek a mentor, mentor someone, or do both!