2017 Fall Regional Conference

November 17-19th
Garden Grove, CA


Technical Research Competition

Have you conducted research or published a paper? Have you participated in a senior design class/project? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, the Technical Research Exhibition (TRE) is the competition for you! TRE is designed as a platform for qualified members to showcase their outstanding technical contributions to society. Sign up by submitting your project abstract today!

Deadline: October 13, 2017

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NSBE Debaters

Should the U.S. require public schools to provide instruction in Computer Science to students by the seventh grade? Come debate on this important topic at the 2017 NSBE Debaters competition. Assemble a team of three and prepare to debate by following parliamentary rules. The winning team advances to the finals at the 2018 National Convention.

Deadline: October 20, 2017

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Fire Pit Competition

For years, entrepreneurs have changed society with innovative and transformative products and business ideas. The NSBE Fire Pit competition is your chance to join that legacy. You, and your fellow NSBE entrepreneurs are invited to form teams of five or less, compete for prizes and pitch your idea to seasoned professionals. The competition focuses on new, independent ventures in the pre-seed, seed, start-up, or early growth stages. Licensing technologies from universities or research labs are encouraged, assuming they have yet to be commercialized. Do you have what it takes to create the next great business?

Deadline: October 20, 2017

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Elevator Pitch Competition

Do you have a business idea? Are you ready to get your idea out there? Then come pitch your idea in 60 seconds or less to seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and potential business partners! The competition focuses on the idea for your business without the details of implementation.  Showcase your vision and sign up today!

Deadline: October 27, 2017

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Academic Tech Bowl

Showcase your skills in a Jeopardy competition unlike any other. The Academic Tech Bowl tests your knowledge on NSBE, African American scientists, inventors, and engineers and the fundamentals of engineering. Assemble a team of four and get ready to win an exciting prize!

Deadline: October 21, 2017

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Mr. and Miss Region VI Pageant

Do you embody the NSBE mission? Do you have that SIXy swagger, charisma and confidence? If so, apply today to be Mr. or Miss Region 6! The pageant will test your talent, speaking skills, and commitment to NSBE mission. The winners move on the Mr. and Miss NSBE Pageant at the 2018 National Convention. Come show the Region you have what it takes to win it all!

The competition will occur at the Fall Regional Conference on Saturday, November 18th at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Deadline: October 27,  2017

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