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Jy'Den-Miles Richardson Membership Chair
Fees: Patriots members will receive a complimentary membership to NSBE.
-Try-Math-A-Lon is free
- Black Engineer of the Year award conference is $30
- Summer and fall conferences cost approximately $250 (all costs)
- National conference cost approximately $600 (all costs)
- College fairs are free
Business and Government support: NSBE's activities receive support from a wide range of government and corporate sponsors such as Bank of America, NAVSE, NAVY, DOD, Air Force, Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Booz Allen and Hamilton, MITRE, PEPCO, and Microsoft and from many individual volunteers. Patriots are seeking external support for expanding the program to incorporate a comprehensive pre-college assistance program.
Makalya Hill, President
Students joining the Patro-Tech Science Club receive a complimentary membership to the Patriots National Society of Black Engineering, Jr. Chapter. Students from 4th - 12th grade is eligible to compete in NSBE's STEM programs and competitions. Patriots have been one of the largest NSBE's Junior Chapter. The chapter offers important advantages for future engineers and scientists.
There are monthly workshop meetings with guest presenters, competitions, out-of-town conference, college fairs, and a Lego and Robotics team. In general, the program is college-oriented, helping students to understand what different science and technology field involve, to plan for college and careers in one of these fields, and to get excited about the possibilities. As a member, students received a bi-annual magazine called NSBE's BRIDGE. The Bridge magazine will have information on SAT/ACT, college admission, preparation assistance, scholarships, science fair, mentoring, and tutoring.