GSC Overview

Greetings NSBE Graduate Students!

“I am so excited to invite you to join us for the Graduate Student Conference (GSC) at NSBE’s 6th Annual Convention in San Antonio! NSBE works hard to ensure that each year is better than the last, which means we are gearing up for the greatest Graduate Student Conference yet!

This year’s theme is “#NSBE46: Engineering the Revolution”. This represents the limitless capabilities we have as being black engineers and the impact we have by being members of this society! Throughout the conference you be exposed to black academia professionals, corporate sponsors, and graduate school representatives. Upon completion, we hope to say that you have identified with someone who looks like you that is in a role you aspire to be in, networked with peers, and revolutionized your education and your future.

The Graduate School Conference is a unique experience for potential graduate students, full-time graduate students, and part-time graduate students. See below for some of our tentative programming for this year.”


Catelyn Evans

2020 Graduate Student Conference Coordinator


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  • Self-Care Series
    • A commitment towards recognizing the importance of self-care and mental health for graduate students
  • GEM GRAD Lab Brought to You by Carnegie Mellon, Washington University in St. Louis and Intel Corporation
    • Hosted by the National GEM Consortium, learn the basics of graduate school including how to apply and seek funding.

Featured Events

  • Paint Therapy
  • Brainy Brunch
  • Live Podcast featuring “Black @ Work”
  • Technical Research Exhibition

NSBE Thesis & Dissertation House

The Dissertation House was developed to help students progress through the difficult writing stages of the dissertation process, towards its completion. This is a multi-day commitment to focus on the dissertation. The Dissertation House activities focus on places where students typically have problems: conceptualizing a topic, developing a pre-proposal, writing a literature review, writing a proposal, analyzing data, writing the last chapter, and editing. Spots are limited. Continental breakfast, lunch, and light snacks will be provided for both days.