The difference between success and failure is the internal resolve to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of excellence. Many engineers, including me, dealt with adversity during their academic and professional journey.
Why have we focused on 10K? There has been an ongoing debate about this country’s ability to fill science and engineering jobs with qualified candidates. One obvious solution is to increase the talent pool by graduating more scientists and engineers2. At 13.3 percent of the total population3 and only 4.0 percent of engineering degree holders, African Americans are vastly underrepresented in this field, one that has high earning potential and makes a significant economic impact.
According to TechRepublic, a PMP certification “helps establish the person as a credible leader” and shows an investment in career planning1.
NSBE 2025 and the Engineering Crisis Among Blacks
The people who are closest to the problems are most aware of what the solutions are and should be.
Workforce shows that African Americans tend to be concentrated in the lowest-paying majors.
Social justice is the pursuit of a world in which all people have the opportunity to live decently and free of harm. It is born of the collective understanding that injustice and inequality are endemic to the systems and structures that make up our society.
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Why does NSBE work? In this paper, the authors assert that NSBE provides a holistic social space for members to engage in quality relationships, participate in activities and cultivate a sense of belonging.
What impact do NSBE and other like organizations have on their members? A new study shows that high school students participating in career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) and activities have clearer career paths.