ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE MONTH

Purpose

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, Wayne Lester at nebaex@nsbe.org.

Join the National Conversation on Academic Excellence

#NSBEstudy Chat
Join us on Twitter 11/22 at 9pm eastern to chat about academic excellence, academic resources and excelling in engineering.

#AExMonth Photo Challenge:
Post an academic excellence related picture each day of November! 

1 #TransformationTuesday Juxtaposition of a photo from your first year in STEM vs. now 16 #NSBEstudy Stress releiving activity
2 #NSBEAEx Selfie in any lab you have 17

 #NSBEAEx Selfie in office hours or heading to office hours

3  #NSBEAEx Selfie in office hours or heading to office hours 18 #YourFoundationForAEx Picture of your books packed for FRC
4 #YourFoundationForAEx Picture of your books packed for FRC 19 #YourFoundationForAEx Selfie with Regional AEx Chair at FRC 
5 #YourFoundationForAEx Selfie with Regional AEx Chair at FRC  20 #NSBEstudy picture/video of you studying with a study group, alone, or at a study hall
6 #NSBEstudy picture/video of you studying with a study group, alone, or at a study hall 21 #NSBEAEx Selfie with your mentor/mentee
7 #NSBEAEx Selfie with your mentor/mentee 22

Picture of group project and/or selfie with group

8 Selfie with or picture of your favorite teacher/professor  23 #NSBEAEx Selfie in any lab you have
9 #NSBEstudy Stress releiving activity 24 Selfie with your family/support system on Thanksgiving
10  #NSBEAEx Selfie in office hours or heading to office hours 25 #FlashbackFriday picture from your first year in NSBE
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#YourFoundationForAEx Picture of your books packed for FRC

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Screenshot of scholarship application confirmation

12 #YourFoundationForAEx Selfie with Regional AEx Chair at FRC  27 #NSBEstudy picture/video of you studying with a study group, alone, or at a study hall
13 #NSBEstudy picture/video of you studying with a study group, alone, or at a study hall 28 Your favorite Engineering meme
14 Your favorite Engineering meme 29 #TransformationTuesday Juxtaposition of a low grade with an improved/higher grade
15 #TransformationTuesday Juxtaposition of a photo from your first year in STEM vs. now 30 Screenshot of scholarship application confirmation


Participate At Fall Regional Conference (FRC)

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Stop by the Academic Technical Bowl Competition (ATB) and see your fellow collegiate students compete in a jeopardy style engineering game to prep for the FE/EIT and other standardized engineering exams.

Participate 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 nebaex@nsbe.org for more information.

Participate 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!