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    Our Nation Needs to Fix the Breach in the STEM Pipeline

    As STEM goes, so goes the country. The global economic leadership of the United States is inextricably linked to advancement in science, technology, engineering and mathematicsExperts estimate that as much as 75 percent of measured growth in the US economy is attributable to technological innovation. In addition, the overall U.S. science and technology workforce exceeded 7.4 million workers in 2012 and it will continue to grow significantly through 2018, to an estimated 8.65M STEM workers.[1]

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    What Can Schools Do NOW to Improve the Success of Black Males and Other Students of Color?

    I’m convinced that there’s no “secret sauce” when it comes to fostering academic success. And yet, only 10% of approximately 350,000 Black males who start high school each year earn a college degree in 10 years according to the UNCF Frederick Patterson Research Institute. We know what needs to be done to improve these outcomes; we just have to have the collective will to execute.

  • Preparing for Exams

    With finals approaching, use this advice to get ready!

  • Message from the Chair

    Even as we promote increasing more black females in STEM , I am sorrowed that we are not well vested to stop the chaos of killing black male excellence. Two former NSBE Jr. members, Chuck Pitts and Brandon Robinson, have died to senseless violent behavior. 

  • From the National Chair

    I encourage every chapter to make NSBE’s Retention Program and Guaranteed 4.0 the cornerstones of your activities. I believe the future of NSBE lies in improving the retention rate and academic success of black engineering students. This means that each of us at every chapter must make Academic Excellence the main focus. One day, people will know NSBE as the place for the most academically strong and technically talented engineers in the world. It requires us all doing our part to ensure Academic Excellence is at the top of our chapters’ and our personal agendas.

  • Just Vote

    The debates are done. The candidates’ messages have been delivered. There’s only one thing left to do: Vote. I voted for the first time in the last presidential election. My absentee ballot never came in, but I was so excited to vote for the first time that I decided to take a midnight bus from New York City to Baltimore to be in my district on Election Day.

  • Graduation: Pump Up the Party

    Have you ever heard this prophecy from a college professor? “Look to your left, and look to your right. Two of you will not be here by graduation.” Much like many of you, I was determined not to be one of those two dropouts. Seriously, who decides at the start of the year that they want to flunk out? Although some believe students fail in engineering because of their lack of capability or potential to succeed, the dropouts themselves often point to an unwelcoming learning environment that discourages rather than motivates... But, I digress. The tragedy is that, even today, many institutions fail to do anything about their high rates of attrition.

  • Academic Pyramid of Excellence FRC Opportunity

    Maintaining and raising these high expectations are my main goals as National Chair. That’s why I am pleased to announce that NSBE is offering FREE registration to all collegiate Academic Pyramid of Excellence (APEx) members for all Fall Regional Conferences this year!

  • Read, and Enjoy Your Summer

    Being NSBE National Chairperson is a great endeavor, and I find that as with every journey, it’s best enjoyed with a good book. I recently started reading “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.” I wanted to know how a man of such great persuasion came to be. I found it interesting that he, like most of us, took a route not very conventional at all. 

  • From 'Cal' to 'Chairman'

    "It was only a number of years ago that I was considering dropping out of college because of poor grades. Sometimes I think back. What if I never joined NSBE? What if I didn’t have mentors to push me? What if I gave up? It’s simple; I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be a college graduate nearing the completion of my second degree. I wouldn’t be in the Operations Leadership Program at UTC. I wouldn’t be National Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers. I wouldn’t be the “Cal” that members are now proud to call “Chairman”. "