Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers (GTSBE) resides on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Their president, Terence Johnson, a civil engineering major notes this year the chapter will focus on coalition building and community awareness, through a full slate of outreach programs. There will be new programs such as the Black Faculty Luncheon held in partnership with Black Graduate Students Association and African American Student Union. There will also be an Academic Retreat with the Office of Minority Educational Development. Each general body meeting will highlight a different past and present engineer and this month will conclude with the finale our Brother/Sister series, opening the dialog of “what makes our community tick.” The highlight of this month will be our Charity Gala on Feb 17, 2010 which is designed to raise money to send a group of engineers down to Haiti to help in the rebuilding efforts.