"Are you interested in becoming a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)? Becoming a part of NSBE's Executive Board? Well now's your chance to apply!"
Tech's NSBE Chapter Elections and Membership Drive are live now. We will be accepting Executive Board applications starting now through Tuesday, June 9th, 2020. We will be accepting Membership applications starting now through Friday, June 19th, 2020. The application is a Google Doc, which you will need to make a copy and fill out, that can be accessed below. After completion of the application, you will need to send it to Ms. O'Neal
Below is a description of NSBE and what the requirements are to join:
With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, a nonprofit organization founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students in engineering and technology.
NSBE offers its members, leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities, and much more. As a student-run organization, Brooklyn Tech's NSBE Chapter, for more than 15 years, doesn't stay behind in trying to continue the NSBE tradition. Through our NSBE network all around the country, we help our members immerse themselves in the engineering field as never before. Our purpose is to prepare our members for college in the engineering field that they desire through various activities within our school and outside as well. Here's a recap of our activities this year and the planned ones for the upcoming academic year.
This Academic Year:
This year we had tours to top-notch companies such as Avanade and colleges such as Cooper Union and Stevens Institute of Technology where our students definitely made connections. In fact, we had set tours with companies such as Google, Spotify, Microsoft, and Goldman Sachs before the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also had planned tours to colleges such as NYU Tandon and the City College of New York (CCNY). In the fall of 2019, we traveled to Niagara Falls for NSBE's Fall Regional Conference where students got first-hand experience of engineering workshops and competitions (ranging from math to engineering). We were set to travel to San Antonio, Texas in the spring for NSBE's National Conference but which sadly got postponed until a later date. Aside from extracurricular activities we sure got a handful of them at Tech. NSBE is in charge of Professionalism Week, a week full of activities to promote professionalism within the school, and we help host Engineer's Week, a week full of activities devoted to engineering (like our famous Boat Regatta) to celebrate what our school focuses on, engineering. We even host some fun fundraising activities such as our annual Basketball Tournament!
Upcoming Academic Year:
For the upcoming academic year, we plan to resume our postponed activities, such as the company and college tours we had set. In fact, we are trying to add more companies, like Twitter, and colleges, like Columbia to our agenda. We are planning to add some more events for the school throughout the year like a Gingerbread House Competition just in time for the holidays. NSBE's Fall Regional Conference is set to take place at Niagara Falls again and NSBE's National Conference to take place in Orlando, Florida! What makes the upcoming year special is that we will finally be participating in the many competitions at both conferences with the help of a small group of students at Cooper Union. Our annual events within Tech, like Professionalism Week, Engineer's Week, and our Basketball Tournament are still set in motion. Overall, this upcoming year will be a busy one and with engineering all over, so why waste this opportunity and not join NSBE?!
In addition to these activities, our chapter meets every Thursday for an hour to mentor each other and collaborate in engineering activities. The executive board additionally meets every Tuesday as well.
For such a busy upcoming year, it's only right we have a full, suitable, and up-for-the-job executive board! In the words of our current President, "I encourage everyone to apply for a position as we desire to fill our executive board completely. There are many positions you can apply for each with its responsibilities. If you have any great ideas for anything for the chapter, being part of the executive board is a great way to voice your opinion and ideas. Also being part of our chapter's executive board opens even more doors than you can imagine as you have a greater opportunity to meet and connect with collegians and people in NSBE from all over the nation and it gets you more involved in our schools' workings! In addition, having a position in the executive board looks great on your college resumes as it shows leadership from your part and so many great qualities. So don't hesitate and apply for our executive board as a full board has a greater potential of giving the chapter more activities and events for all next year!"
So don't hesitate and join NSBE now! There is no reason not to if you are really are into engineering and technology. If applying to be a member, just fill out the top of the 3rd page with the general information and send that to Ms. O'Neal. If applying for the executive board fill out the whole application and along with your transcript send it to Ms. O'Neal (email@example.com
) as soon as possible and before Tuesday, June 9th!
***More information on the different positions on the executive board can be found within the application packet below. Good luck!