The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975. With more than 31,000 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.”
NSBE is dedicated to the academic and professional success of black 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.
The National Society of Black Engineers will be hosting its 43rd Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo. in 2017. The Annual Convention is one of the largest gatherings of Black STEM talent across the United States. The past Convention, held in Boston, attracted nearly 12,000 attendees, 250+ exhibitors and hosted hundreds workshops and roundtables throughout the week.
Why Kansas City?
Nestled in the heartlands of the United States, Kansas City is an epicenter of culture and technological revolution. Known as the heart of “Silicon Prairie,” entrepreneurs have been flocking to this city bringing innovation and cutting edge technology to the area since the early 2000’s. The city is also steeped deep in African American History from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the American Jazz Museum, to the historical BBQ landmarks like Gates, Arthur Bryant’s and Jack Stack. It is only fitting that Kansas City, Mo. serve as the backdrop to NSBE’s 43rd Annual Convention “Engineering Your Foundation.” It’s been 18 years since Kansas City has hosted our Annual Convention and no other city in Region V is better suited for the job of bringing together nearly over 12,000 black pre-college, collegiate, and professional BLACK engineers.
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