National Society of Black Engineers 2017 Region IV Fall Regional Conference
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is owned and managed by its members. With more than 30,000 members around the world, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE comprises 394 active chapters — 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate — located in six geographic regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff at its World Headquarters, located in Alexandria, Va.
Fall Regional Conferences (FRCs) provide a forum for discussion and information exchange between collegiate, pre-college, professionals, and corporate representatives at the regional level. Within the three-day weekend each region encourages academic excellence and professional development through various technical, cultural, workshops and competitions, and Career and Graduate School Fairs.