On behalf of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), I formally invite you to join us at our 45th Annual Convention, at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Mich., in NSBE’s “Mother Region” (Region IV), March 27–31, 2019.
This year’s theme is “NSBE 45: Explore. Engineer. Elevate.” Our plan is to engage our members and guests as well as the surrounding communities of Detroit. The convention activities are designed to enhance participants’ knowledge to enable them to master academia, lead the revolution, explore inner creativity and solve the challenges of industry. We will send frequent communications using a variety of media to ensure our members and others are up to date on all aspects of the convention.
Detroit is the historic center of the U.S. automobile industry and the birthplace of “the Motown Sound.” Today, it is America’s “Comeback City,” becoming a major hub for budding small businesses while attracting major corporations and talent from across the globe.
The Convention Planning Committee is hard at work developing an experience that will change your life. We hope you will join our other attendees in taking advantage of all the convention activities. Whether you are participating in the various competitions, attending the different workshops, or listening to the inspirational speakers, our goal is to make sure you leave with enhanced skills, empowered to reach any goal.
NSBE 2019 Annual Convention Planning Committee Chair
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975. With more than 19,000 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 594 active chapters 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 45th Annual Convention (#NSBE45) will take place March 27- 31, 2019 in Detroit, MI at the Cobo Center. The convention demonstrates NSBE’s commitment to lead the United States in graduating 10,000 Black engineers annually by 2025.
The Annual Convention showcases Black students and professionals who have a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), who are high achievers in these fields and are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society at large. #NSBE45 will attract more than 12,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators, representatives of more than 200 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
#NSBE45 will encourage members to explore the culture of Detroit, engineer innovative solutions to industry problems, and elevate communities through strategy and collaboration. Detroit is a city of creators and innovators, from music to manufacturing. #NSBE45 offers our members a cultural experience to engage with the community like no other convention, With hopes to strengthen the bond between NSBE and the city of Detroit. Members will continue to pursue academic excellence and professional success with quality workshops curated to enliven all. The 45th Annual Convention will be a showcase of growth, wonderment, community, and sophistication.
The convention will feature high-profile speakers, panel discussions, dynamic workshops, networking sessions, community engagement events, technical and scientific competitions, hands-on engineering and science activities and the premier career fair geared toward African Americans in STEM.