Message From The Fall Regional Conference Chair

Dear Prospective Partner:

My name is Anthony Tate, Fall Regional Conference (FRC) chair of Region VI of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), a student-governed, nonprofit organization with more than 17,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. On behalf of the region and our executive board, I am thrilled to invite you to partner with us in our effort to recruit and retain Black students majoring in engineering and other STEM fields.

This year, our regional directives aim to connect our members with rich opportunities to enhance and achieve academic excellence and to position them for technical roles in the workplace. Achieving this will require creativity and innovative practices with the support of our esteemed corporate and government partners. Our partners are central to our ability to succeed in achieving our regional goals, enabling us to continue to create and implement our programs. Over time, our region has developed a reputation for its ingenuity, independence, and complete dedication to our membership. These qualities make Region VI unique in the opportunities it can offer recruiters. Through your involvement and support, you will gain access to some of the best and brightest engineers and leaders this nation has to offer. Further, you will help ensure the fulfillment of NSBE’s mission: “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”

The Fall Regional Conference (FRC) provides the perfect opportunity for partners to connect, engage and recruit with Region VI. In exchange, you will gain access to diverse STEM talent that will foster a well-rounded workplace capable of innovative thinking, empowered leadership and continual growth.

Thank you very much for your time and your interest in our organization. We look forward to collaborating with you this year!

Sincerely,

Anthony Tate

2022–2023 Region VI Fall Regional Conference Chair

National Society of Black Engineers

r6frc@nsbe.org | 510-999-1977

About Region VI

Membership Breakdown

  • Collegiate: 1,074
  • NSBE Jr.: 387 (pre-collegiate)
  • Professional: 322
  • Lifetime: 47
  • Total: 1,830

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 listing, seven of the top 25 engineering programs in the nation are located within Region VI. Our members work in a diverse set of STEM disciplines, as reflected in the wide range of the academic degrees of our members: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering and sustainability engineering.

About the Fall Regional Conferences

NSBE Fall Regional Conferences (FRCs) provide your organization with the opportunity to source candidates on a local level and help achieve your fall recruitment needs. Combining education, networking and job opportunities, FRCs provide your organization with the chance to recruit Black Engineers from your regional communities.

Each FRC includes a Career Fair, which allows organizations to recruit the best and brightest STEM and engineering talent. These unique, region-targeted events are the perfect place to match qualified candidates to your open positions and internships on a national level, as well as at your regional and district offices. They allow students to find local job opportunities and are ideal for local employers looking to recruit top talent.

Fall Regional Conference Recruitment Sponsorship Opportunities


Diamond Partner \\ $21,000

This partnership level includes:

  • Two (2) exhibitor tables at the Career Fair
  • Preferred placement on the Career Fair floor
  • Three (3) on-site interview booths
  • Two (2) workshops subject to content approval
  • Twenty (20) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Three (3) months of access to the NSBE Career Center Resume Database
  • Ten (10) reserved seats for the Closing Reception
  • Logo prominently featured in the NSBE Guide App and at the Opening Session and Closing Reception
  • Opportunity to provide the keynote speaker for your choice of the Opening Session or the Closing Reception
  • Option to provide a video, up to two (2) minutes in length, to be featured at the Closing Reception

Platinum Partner \\ $15,000

This partnership level includes:

  • Two (2) exhibitor tables at the Career Fair
  • Two (2) on-site interview booths
  • One (1) workshop subject to content approval
  • Fifteen (15) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Three (3) months of access to the NSBE Career Center Resume Database
  • Logo prominently featured in the NSBE Guide App and at the Opening Session and Closing Reception

Gold Partner \\ $10,000

This partnership level includes:

  • One (1) exhibitor table at the Career Fair
  • One (1) on-site interview booth
  • Ten (10) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Three (3) months of access to the NSBE Career Center Resume Database
  • Logo prominently featured in the NSBE Guide App and at the Opening Session and Closing Reception

Silver Partner \\ $5,000

This partnership level includes:

  • One (1) exhibitor table at the Career Fair
  • Five (5) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Three (3) months of access to the NSBE Career Center Resume Database
  • Logo featured in the NSBE Guide App 

Bronze Partner \\ $4,000

NSBE Board of Corporate Affiliate (BCA) partners receive a complimentary Bronze Partner package!

This partnership level includes:

  • One (1) exhibitor table at the Career Fair
  • Four (4) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Logo featured in the NSBE Guide App 

Nonprofit/Small Business Partner \\ $1,000

This partnership level is exclusive to small business and nonprofit organizations.

This partnership level includes:

  • One (1) exhibitor table at the Career Fair
  • Four (4) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Logo featured in the NSBE Guide App

College/University Partner \\ $500

This partnership level is exclusive to colleges/universities.

This partnership level includes:

  • One (1) exhibitor table at the Career Fair
  • Four (4) complimentary full-access registrations
  • Logo featured in the NSBE Guide App


NSBE Region V Partnership Opportunities


Opening/General/Closing Session Speaker \\ $5,000

This speaking opportunity would be for an audience ranging from 500 - 1,000 attendees. Benefits include logo displayed during the event as well as one social media blast promoting the event. This includes ten (10) complimentary full access registrations. Additional branding and promotional opportunities are a separate cost.

Workshop Opportunity \\ $1,000

This speaking opportunity would be for an audience of your choosing, ranging from 30 - 50 attendees. This includes five (5) complimentary full access registrations and logo displayed during the event. Additional branding and promotional opportunities are a separate cost.

Technical Research Exhibition \\ $1,000

The Technical Research Exhibition (TRE) is a competition designed to showcase NSBE members’ skills in technical writing, theoretical research and oral presentation. TRE provides an opportunity for NSBE members to present on a variety of topics, including projects done at school, at work or on their personal time. TRE is held during the FRC and the Annual Convention and is judged by technical professionals.

Benefits include:

  • Link to sponsor’s website posted on the NSBE Region VI website
  • Recognition at the FRC Closing Session
  • Opportunity to provide two (2) judges for competition

Academic Technical Bowl \\ $1,000

The objective of the Academic Technical Bowl is to encourage and showcase academic excellence and understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering covered in the usual senior engineering standardized tests, for example the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam or Fundamentals of Surveying Exam. Program participation occurs through healthy competition in a “Jeopardy!”-style game show format with multiple choice questions. Questions cover a wide variety of topics, from NSBE and African American scientists and inventors history to general engineering and science curricula from the FE/FS. Each team consists of four (4) members and one alternate, who represent their NSBE chapter.

Benefits include:

  • Link to sponsor’s website posted on the NSBE Region VI website
  • Recognition at the FRC Closing Session
  • Opportunity to provide two (2) facilitators for competition

Elevator Pitch Competition \\ $1,000

Participants make “a succinct and persuasive sales pitch,” as on the ABC-TV show Shark Tank. Members are encouraged to participate in the Elevator Pitch Competition to demonstrate their skills while learning how to structure a business plan effectively. Judges will critique business plans using a set of standard criteria, and awards will be given to first, second and third place participants.

Benefits include:

  • Naming privileges for Elevator Pitch Competition (i.e., “Elevator Pitch Competition sponsored by...”)
  • Opportunity to place representatives on the judging panel
  • Opportunity to provide prizes to winner
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and LinkedIn)
  • Logo and web link on the NSBE Region VI website

NSBE Debators \\ $1,000

Teams will compete against each other, and their performances will be judged by content, style and strategy. The winning team will receive an award. The purpose of the event is to train and educate participants about matters of concern to society while advocating an effective method of resolving them.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to provide judges for the events, network with participants and observe the communication skills of the membership
  • Opportunity to provide two (2) facilitators for this competition
  • Opportunity to provide prizes to winner
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Math Counts \\ $1,000

The MATHCOUNTS competition is a fun and challenging math program designed for teams of four U.S. middle school students to increase their academic and professional opportunities. During the program year, MATHCOUNTS coaches provide thought-provoking, non-routine, fun problems to engage, challenge and make each participant a better problem solver.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to provide two (2) facilitators for this competition
  • Opportunity to provide prizes to winner
  • Opportunity to provide service and community outreach with pre-collegiate students
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Try-Math-A-Lon \\ $1,000

Try-Math-A-Lon (TMAL) is a yearlong tutoring program meant to foster good study habits for minority students, groom them for success in STEM courses, help prepare them for standardized exams such as the ACT and SAT, and promote healthy competition and good sportsmanship. The TMAL competition is held between teams of four NSBE Jr. members and one alternate. Each team is composed of high school students in grades 9–10 or 11–12. Participants are provided access to an online mathematics resource to support their yearlong learning. This tool enables students to earn points during the program year, as they engage in various activities.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to provide two (2) judges for the event
  • Opportunity to provide prizes to winner
  • Opportunity to provide service and community outreach with pre-collegiate students
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Engineering Pathways Workshops \\ $1,000

This lead panel, workshop, or training will introduce members to different engineering discipline and majors, and the career pathways after degree.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Opportunity to provide panel speakers for the event
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Mentoring 101: For Graduating Seniors and Young Technical Professionals \\ $1,000

Looking for a soft landing into your first or next position? Looking to make connections in that new metro area? This program will familiarize graduating seniors and young technical professionals with mentorship resources available to them both nationally and in the local areas they plan to work.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Opportunity to provide panel speakers for the event
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Retention Program Forum \\ $1,000

The retention program forum is an event that allows for the flow down of knowledge from chapter to chapter on the topic of retaining members academically through the programs events themselves. Also, we will discuss how to better shape the program and any feedback to be given.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Scholarship Workshop \\ $1,000

The scholarship workshop is to help people understand GPA verification and how to apply for NSBE scholarships. It can also be a workshop on creating the best scholarship application inside and outside of NSBE.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

APEx Reception \\ $1,000

The APEx reception is in honor of the academic excellence of our APEx NSBE members. There will be networking, food, and fun.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

NSBE Creates the Future \\ $1,000

Given NSBE's collective skillsets, we have a unique opportunity to empower individuals, communities, and cultures worldwide. This event exposes members to the intersection of engineering, innovation, and social justice. Social Justice addresses the broader society (or systems) within which all of those occur (ex. health, education, living standards, practices, policies, laws, rights, culture, and societal norms). These aspects ultimately impact access to and appropriateness of solutions we create through engineering. A lack of consideration can cause designers to create value only for some, excluding marginalized communities and stakeholders.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Opportunity to provide volunteers and speakers for the event
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

A Walk for Education \\ $1,000

A Walk for Education is an event that aims to increase awareness of the opportunities available through education particularly in the STEM fields and to shatter myths about African Americans in math, science, engineering, and other technologies. AWFE has historically been a chapter-based event in which NSBE members go door to door in underserved Black communities to hand out information on college, scholarship information, SAT/ACT preparation tools, and share information on the benefits of majoring in STEM field. Various chapter event AWFEs have included a STEM fair, Engineering in Society workshops, and similar programs.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Opportunity to provide volunteers and speakers for the event
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Graduating Seniors Reception (GSR) \\ $1,000

The Graduating Seniors Reception is designed to honor NSBE students who are completing their undergraduate degrees in December or May, and to welcome to the NSBE Professionals. This event offers students an opportunity to interact with technical professionals in a social environment that will foster networking, relationship building, and mentoring opportunities. Attending the GSR will greatly benefit the graduating seniors as well as NSBE Professionals and we encourage you all to register for Fall Regional Conference and plan to attend GSR to begin networking and building valuable relationships with NSBE Family.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Leading in Your Career \\ $1,000

This virtual webinar will take place before the first FRC and is required for "fastlane access" to the career fair floor at all FRCs. Come learn from recruiting professionals do's and don't of the career fair floor.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Opportunity to provide volunteers and speakers for the event
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Regional Shadow Initiative \\ $1,000

An initiative for regional leaders to get chapter members interested in serving on the regional executive board. Each board should solicit chapter members for interest and allow those interested members to shadow for some period of time at FRC. The shadows should also be invited to one regional board meeting. Recommend option of social event for Fellows during FRC.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

Shadow Initiative Workshop \\ $1,000

A workshop for Fellows to discuss and develop 1-2 leadership skills (TBD). Will allow time at the end of the workshop to discuss expectations for the program moving throughout the year.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network with members
  • Recognition in NSBE Region VI social media outlets (Instagram and Twitter)

hackNSBE \\ $4,000

Region VI’s signature event, hackNSBE, is geared toward innovative high school and college students. The competition will allot students 24 hours to design solutions to given problems chosen by the sponsor. The program will allow students to interact with partners during presentations in which teams will discuss their product and showcase any prototypes. The competition will be divided into high school and college groups, and prizes will be given to the top teams of each group. This is an opportunity for your organization to brand itself with students who have excellent coding skills and recruit stellar talent. The winning team in the college category will be awarded $4,000 and an interview with the sponsoring organization, and the winning team in the high school category will be awarded $1,000. All participants will be provided a gift of company merchandise.

Benefits include:

  • Naming privileges for the hackathon (i.e., “hackNSBE sponsored by…”)
  • Opportunity to place representatives on the judging panel
  • Opportunity to pitch a problem for which teams can develop solutions
  • Opportunity to give welcome remarks at the competition (5–10-minute speech)
  • Opportunity to provide prizes to winner and interview winners
  • Logo and web link on the NSBE Region VI website

Regional Awards \\ $1,000

Regional awards are presented to honor collegiate chapters and members for academic excellence, high achievement in regional competitions, fulfillment of NSBE’s mission and meeting the objectives of Region VI.

Benefits include:

  • Link to sponsor’s website posted on the NSBE Region VI website and listed in NSBE’s e-newsletter
  • Recognition at the FRC Closing Session
  • Naming privileges for the awards

NSBE Travel Scholarships \\ $3,000

The travel scholarship will give members an opportunity to attend conferences held by NSBE. The conferences available for these scholarships include the Region VI FRC and the Annual Convention. The sponsor and the Region VI Finance Zone will decide the criteria for the scholarship applications.

Benefits include:

  • Link to sponsor’s website posted on the NSBE Region VI website and listed in NSBE’s e-newsletter
  • Recognition at the FRC Closing Session
  • Opportunity to provide two (2) judges for the competition

How to Partner With NSBE Region VI


Submit Your Commitment Today!

Partnerships/sponsorships will not be recognized or invoiced until the NSBE Commitment Form has been completed. Should your organization have a contract to be reviewed, please submit this to the NSBE Commitment Form as well. If you have any trouble completing the form, please email national_partnerships@nsbe.org or reach out to your NSBE planning contact.

Please fill out the commitment form here!

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policies

ALL payments must be received no later than Oct. 19, 2022. Invoices that remain unpaid after Oct. 19, 2022 will be subject to having their associated sponsorship forfeited. ANY outstanding invoice(s) after this date will prohibit entrance to the career fair and/or college fair/graduate school fair floor(s). Additional items purchased after Oct. 19, 2022 are due upon receipt and will require a credit card payment only. NOTE: No other form of payment will be honored after this date (with the exception of forms mailed in along with a check with prior approval).

  • A 10% late fee will be assessed on all payments made after Oct. 19, 2022.
  • A 25% cancellation fee will be applied for any sponsorship cancellations after Oct. 27, 2022. This includes paid and unpaid invoices.
  • There will be NO refunds after Oct. 27, 2022.

Questions about payments should be submitted to accounting@nsbe.org.

Region VI Contacts

Victoria Pinkett, NSBE Region VI Chair – r6chair@nsbe.org

Dana Johnson, NSBE Region VI Finance Chair –  r6finance@nsbe.org

Liban Hussein, NSBE Region VI Treasurer –  r6treasurer@nsbe.org