The NSBE Golden Torch Awards (GTA) ceremony is the closing extravaganza of the Annual Convention. Featuring a celebrity emcee and nationally recognized entertainers, this festive, high-profile event celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of the best and the brightest in engineering and other STEM fields. Join us as we acknowledge excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders as well as university and pre-college students. The NSBE Golden Torch Awards are the highest attended event of the Convention and give your organization the opportunity to shine.
This prestigious event acknowledges NSBE’s newest Lifetime Members. The reception gives you the unique opportunity to mix and mingle with Lifetime Members, NSBE Leadership and NSBE Golden Torch Award winners. Partnership of this event gives your organization face-to-face interaction with some of the best and the brightest in engineering.
These high-visibility opportunities give students an opportunity to hear from speakers on various topics related to STEM. Your featured speakers will share their insights on a specific STEM industry topic, aimed at educating and empowering participants. Highly interactive panel presentations are recommended for this event.
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Our Chapter Officers Reception is an invitation-only event that honors NSBE collegiate chapter officers and the contributions they have made to the Society over the past year. Get exclusive face-to-face interaction with the leaders across all six NSBE regions.
Our APEx students have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Sponsorship of this event provides you with exclusive access to these accomplished undergraduate and graduate students outside of the Career Fair in a more informal setting.
Showcasing the programming and technical skills of NSBE collegiates, the Hackathon gives participants the opportunity to build a working prototype alongside their peers and industry professionals. Information Technology Think Tank (ITTT) and Entrepreneurship Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Directors will lead this hackathon to determine the specific challenge with sponsors. This overnight 18-hour event includes food, drinks and prizes for the winners.
**The Hackathon is contingent upon sponsorship. NSBE reserves the right to cancel this event if there are fewer than three confirmed partners.
The Pre-College Initiative Conference is a unique and exciting event within the Annual Convention, in which NSBE Jr. students, members in grades K–12, convene, learn and compete in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Becoming a NSBE Jr. member is only the beginning of a young student’s journey. Being able to envision themselves in STEM positions and roles by attending conventions and conferences is vital to maintaining the pipeline. This sponsorship allows for 50 students, and their guardian, to attend the Annual Convention with no registration cost. Only registered NSBE Jr. members will qualify for this opportunity. § Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms
Aiming to increase the NSBE Jr. pipeline by introducing and encouraging STEM interest in those who do not ordinarily have this exposure. This sponsorship allows for 100 students, and their guardian, to attend the following events; College Preparation Day and STEAMfest, with no registration cost. Only non-NSBE students will qualify for this opportunity.
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This year we are offering a virtual conference experience. To increase connectivity of virtual participants, we would like to send those students gift boxes that include items like snacks and NSBE “swag”.
This is an opportunity to help us offer engaging, hands-on workshops by providing essential supplies for both the on-site and virtual convention.
The Pre-Torch Awards event recognizes the accomplishments of our NSBE Jr. students. Awards will be presented to the winners of competitions that took place during the Convention, and the ceremony will include a keynote speaker. Partnership of this event puts your name and logo in front of future leaders in STEM.
Created to engage our virtual attendees, the STEAM Club will highlight STEM concepts through a guided activity. Students will receive an activity kit prior to the Convention.
The Ideation Lab serves as a brainstorming area for NSBE Jr members to contribute their ideas on how we/ they can realize a better future. Each day, students will jot down their ideas focused on a new topic or the sponsor’s choice. Students can use this as an opportunity to share their ideas on how to solve the world’s largest engineering problems.
Orlando Science Center has adapted many of their activities and experiences to virtual events. This sponsorship allows for our K-5 virtual attendees to be able to have a similar interactive experience as our onsite attendees.
Convention registrants will have an opportunity to tour college campuses and explore the colleges’ academic programs. In addition, a virtual panel of students, faculty and staff will allow the attendants to experience the campus culture.
Expected Attendance: (based on sponsor capacity)
Get started on developing your engineering pipeline and sponsor a reception for NSBE’s growing K-12 demographic. These receptions occur in between NSBE Jr. programming and competitions.
To provide a space for social interaction between students and chapters, this sponsorship will provide entertainment for students by offering an all-inclusive experience with snacks.
Expected Attendance: 500
The STEMulating Young Minds Institute (SYMI) trains a cohort of educators on how to start an after-school or in-school NSBE Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program. The SYMI program gives teachers the
opportunity to receive hands-on STEM training through NSBE’s National Partnerships. By equipping teachers with the tools necessary to teach STEM to students, the SYMI teacher training program has the potential to impact more than 9,000 students nation- wide per year!
Working to prepare 11th-12th graders for the road to college success, this event gives students the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, including college prep challenges. In addition, students can spend time with corporate leaders and educators in STEM fields, as they discuss career opportunities and tips for getting the most out of college experiences.
Acknowledgment in the Convention issue of NSBE Magazine and on NSBE’s social media platforms
*Some benefits may be platform dependent
Part science fair, part county fair and part interactive laboratory, the TORCHfest is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, educators and students. TORCHfest serves as an exciting exploration of STEM through more than 75 hands-on activities. This event will solicit local organizations and those exhibiting at the Annual Convention Career Fair to host a table where students can learn more about their organizations and what engineers do.
The NSBE Leadership Seminar is for NSBE Jr. chapter officers only. This seminar will help to equip our young leaders with the leadership skills necessary to support their personal development as chapter officers. This training includes support in group dynamics, communications and will support the development of good leader habits.
As a sponsor, your company/organization would present a leadership workshop/panel of your choice. The sponsorship includes materials* and snacks for the sessions.
*Materials include note taking supplies only.
A space where students grades K-3 can cultivate their love for and understanding of science and technology. This will include various on-demand STEM activities, live STEM content, and a complimentary activity book.
The Facility/Plant tours are designed to provide our membership with real-life exposure to the workforce and the respective company’s culture. Partnering companies will have the option to limit attendees based on major, GPA, and/or any other recruiting criteria.
Expected Attendance: (based on sponsor capacity)
Each year NSBE celebrates high school graduates and incoming freshmen by providing a special reception where students have an opportunity to network with other students from across the country. NSBE sees this as an opportunity to strengthen and support our STEM student pipeline. Partnership with this event shows your support for new graduates and their continued academic development.
Expected Attendance: 100
To provide a virtual space for social interaction between students and chapters, this sponsorship will provide entertainment for students by offering an all-inclusive game night experience. Students will have an opportunity to connect with other students in a fun, non-stressful environment outside of competitions and workshops.