Region IV Programs


Retention Program


The goal of the NSBE Retention Program is to improve the graduation rates of black students in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It does so via three key components:

      1. Monthly Skills Seminars
      2. Chapter Mentorship Programs
      3. Chapter Study Halls

At National Convention, $5,000 is awarded to the most effective Chapter with regards to overall implementation, member involvement, and the measure of freshman retention at the Chapter’s Institution. Second prize and third prize will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 and $1,250 respectively. Chapters will be awarded based on the performance on the evaluation documentation. More information regarding the NSBE Retention program can be found by clicking on NSBE Retention Program which will direct you to the NSBE National page [Programs → NSBE Retention Program].
 
Sign up your Chapter for the 2018-2019 Retention Program Here
An instructional video about the program is found Here

 
Technical Research Exhibition (TRE)


TRE is designed to showcase NSBE members' skills in technical writing, theoretical research, and oral presentation. The competition provides an opportunity for graduate students and technical professionals to present their research findings while encouraging undergraduate students to showcase their research and pursue graduate degrees. TRE is held during the Fall Regional Conference (FRC) and National Convention. Winners at National Convention receive cash prizes. Members can register for TRE at National Convention on IMPak or click here.
 

Amazing Race

The Amazing Race competition is a chance for chapters to be rewarded based on their active participation throughout the year.