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  • The First African-American Piano Manufacturer

    The First African-American Piano Manufacturer

    As I progressed and learned more about piano technology, I never aspired to; I just knew how to do it. I would say, ‘Piano is what I know, drums is who I am.’ As I went out there and toured with different acts, did a bunch of Broadway shows and got a little tired of the road, I learned how to tune, rebuild and restore pianos. I would take these pianos down to the nuts and bolts and build them back up just for fun, just for a hobby.

  • NSBE

    NSBE's New Leaders!

    Meet the 2014- 2015 National and Professional Executive Boards! 

  • National Society of Black Engineers Selects Karl W. Reid as Executive Director

    National Society of Black Engineers Selects Karl W. Reid as Executive Director

    For more than 15 years, Dr. Reid has been a leading advocate for increasing college access and opportunity for low-income and minority youth.
  •  The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology

    The 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology

    African-Americans in the tech industry still seem to be relatively few and far between, but Business Insider put together a our of some of the most accomplished African-Americans in the industry.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/important-blacks-in-technology-2014-4?op=1#ixzz30I4uZJA2

  • Finding the Perfect Fit at Cummins

    Finding the Perfect Fit at Cummins

    Engineering has always been a perfect fit for Mary A. Simmons, allowing her to use her organizational and problem-solving skills to arrive at innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • Trailblazers, Makita Phillips

    Trailblazers, Makita Phillips

    Makita Phillips, NSBE’s National Leadership Institute chair for 2013–14, looks for ways to keep things cool in a hot area of STEM research. A mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University, she works with a multidisciplinary team, in the Materials Science and Engineering department, to detect and avoid “quench behavior” in superconductors.

  • Women Excelling in Nuclear, South Carolina State

    Women Excelling in Nuclear, South Carolina State

    The field of nuclear engineering in the U.S. had 19,100 jobs in 2010 and was projected to see an “average” growth of 10 percent in that number by 2020, this according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. For those with the skills and good fortune to land one of those jobs, the financial landscape is rosy: the median pay for nuclear engineers three years ago was a hefty $99,920 per year.

  • Prodigies at Penn

    Prodigies at Penn

    Years before they entered the same Ivy League university, joined NSBE and embarked on engineering paths, Brittney Exline and Kevin Holmes were bright, young prodigies.

  • Emmanuel Johnson

    Emmanuel Johnson

    During his current Fulbright tenure at the University of Birmingham, in England, Johnson is focused on developing a robot tutor for young students.
  • My Back to School Plan

    My Back to School Plan

    Kayla Mackey, 11, is a member of the Bridgeport/Access NSBE Jr. Chapter in Bridgeport, Ct.