The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspiration of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.
With more than 790 chapters and more than 20,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
For the past 20 years, the Patriots has chartered a NSBE Jr Chapter for 4th to 12th grade students. Our students have attended their summer, regional, and national conferences where they have an opportunity to meet students across the country, network with colleges/universities, IT companies, and Federal government agencies, attend workshops, and compete in competitions. Some of the major benefits for having a NSBE Jr Chapter are because NSBE provides scholarship opportunities and helps us build a roadmap for our members to become engineers.
As a NSBE Jr Chapter, we have partnered with the NSBE collegian and alumni chapters:
Capitol Technology University
University of Maryland
US Naval Academy
Washington DC Alumni Chapter