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2014 GTA Award Honorees 2014 GTA Award Honorees

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Search Jobs on NSBE's Career Center! Search Jobs on NSBE's Career Center!

Dont wait until the next conference season before you start looking for jobs. Your NSBE membership allows you exclusive access to jobs and internships for Minority Engineers. Post your resume and apply for jobs today! 


What can metrics do for NSBE? What can metrics do for NSBE?

Help NSBE get data and metrics to sort and arrange and visually represent to impact the mission!!!

What can metrics do for NSBE?

–Help inform us about the current state of the society
–Help drive the strategy and direction of the organization
–Help make organizational decisions

Check out how you can get involved here!


Data Checklist Data Checklist

Along with inputting your information into, please ensure you update your IMPak profile by doing the following:

–Confirm the spelling/accuracy of your email address
–Confirm your membership type
–Confirm your graduation date/classification/major in school
–Confirm your race/gender/citizenship status


Apply to be on the 2014-2015 NEB or PEB Apply to be on the 2014-2015 NEB or PEB

Take the next step up to leadership! Apply for the 2014-2015 open positions of the National Executive Board or Professional Executive Board! Be a part of the board of directors of the National Society of Black Engineers - expand your network, mix and mingle with high-ranking officials, make a difference in NSBE! 

Application Deadline for NEB Candidates: April 13
Application Deadline for PEB Candidates: April 21


SAT to drop essay requirement and return to top score of 1600 in redesign of admission test SAT to drop essay requirement and return to top score of 1600 in redesign of admission test

The SAT college admission test will no longer require a timed essay, will dwell less on fancy vocabulary and will return to the familiar 1600-point scoring scale in a major overhaul intended to open doors to higher education for students who are now shut out.

The second redesign of the SAT this century, announced Wednesday, will take effect in early 2016, as today’s ninth graders are sitting for their college admission tests.

Source: Washington Post


NSBE Luncheon Focuses On Leadership And Voice NSBE Luncheon Focuses On Leadership And Voice

The National Society of Black Engineers Potomac River Professionals held the latest iteration of its “Lunch and Learn” series March 27 at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, where guest speaker Tonya McNair, deputy program manager for the Above Water Sensors Directorate within the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, offered insight on leadership and finding one’s voice.



Golden Torch Awards

The National Society of Black Engineers is the premier organization serving African Americans in engineering and technology. As a technical community service association, NSBE is the link between the African American community and the world of technology.

NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of professionals, students and pre-college students. The mission the founders set forth in 1975, “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community, “ has blossomed into an organization with chapters worldwide.

The Annual Golden Torch Awards link the accomplishments of distinguished African- American engineers and technical professionals with college bound dreams of pre-college students. Since its inception GTA has served as a night to honor the best and the brightest in technology. 

What is GTA?

The Golden Torch Awards (GTA) recognizes excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and pre-college students.  These awards illustrate the possibilities that can be cultivated through support and responsibility.  The proceeds of GTA are used to create college scholarships for gifted high school students.

History of GTA

The idea of the Golden Torch Awards came under the vision of the Executive Director Mr. Charles Walker in 1998. Mr. Walker believed since NSBE is a major force in increasing the number of blacks into the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, NSBE should also highlight the best and brightest in the industry. After the vision of Golden Torch Awards came into existence a proposal was submitted to the National Executive Board and was approved. Once approved a steering committee was put in place to execute the vision and make it a reality. The first Golden Torch Awards took place at the 24th Annual National Convention in Anaheim, California.

The Golden Torch Awards is the closing extravaganza on the annual convention. The Golden Torch Awards is the culminating awards ceremony of the society. Each year, this event honors the highest academic achievers and celebrates industry leaders in technology. Formerly a private ticketed event, in recent years the Golden Torch Awards has been made open to all conference participants and is the highest attended event of the week.

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