National Society of Black Engineers

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSBE organization logo.png
MottoTo increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
Formation1975 (1975)
FoundersAnthony Harris
Brian Harris
Edward A. Coleman
Stanley L. Kirtley
George A. Smith
John W. Logan Jr.
Arthur Bond
TypeEngineering Society
Headquarters205 Dangerfield Road,
Alexandria, Virginia
Region served
Official language
National Chairperson
Jocelyn Jackson
$13,000,000 annually

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), was founded in 1975 Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiana by six undergraduates and a faculty advisor. It is one of the largest student-run organizations in the United States, with core activities centered on improving the recruitment and retention of Black and other minority engineers, in both academe and industry. NSBE is an organization that provides opportunities for personal and professional success, and remains unmatched by any other organization to date.[1]

NSBE has more than 30,000 members worldwide, with 2,000 elected leadership positions, 18 regional conferences, an annual international conference, and an annual national convention. Since its inception over forty years ago, NSBE has grown to include approximately 310 collegiate student chapters, 99 pre-college programs, and 88 professional chapters with their 6,000 technical members. A professional staff operates NSBE's World Headquarters in Virginia.


NSBE publishes three magazines for its membership:

  • NSBE Magazine, its award-winning[citation needed], flagship[citation needed] publication that offers feature articles of interest to engineering college students, faculty, and technical experts.
  • Bridge Magazine, marketed toward a pre-collegiate, younger audience to pique their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  • Career Engineer, which offers the latest industry news, cutting-edge technology, and strategies for work-life balance.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "NSBE History" (PDF). National Society of Black Engineers.

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