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


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, reach out to me at cpcgsc@nsbe.org


  • 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 Texas A&M University and Intel Corporation
    • Hosted by the National GEM Consortium, learn the basics of graduate school including how to apply and seek funding.

Featured Events

GSC Kickoff sponsored by The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


The Kick-Off is a networking event designed to inform future graduate students, collaborate with current graduate students, and allow for UT Dallas faculty to interact with all NSBE students. The opening reception will highlight GSC events throughout the conference and provide information  about UT Dallas graduate engineering programs.

Live Podcast featuring “Black at Work”

           Instagram: @blackatworkpod

Jazmine Forte, Annessa Young, and Dana Bean are the three hosts of a podcast titled, “Black at Work.” The show provides a platform for black people to come and share their experiences while being in industry, academia, and entrepreneurship. Please join these real, funny, and relatable host during their live podcast recording during the NSBE National Convention.

Brainy Brunch at Schilo’s

Brunch is the perfect way to de-stress with friends during the graduate school journey. Come connect with the brightest graduate students over brunch at one of San Antonio’s oldest operating restaurants, Schilo’s!

Paint Therapy with Jonos Davis

         Instagram: @jonosdavis

We know graduate school and professional jobs can be a stressful experience. Come learn to paint that stress away! A local artist, Jonos Davis, will guide attendees through a paint-and-sip experience, after which you can take home a reminder of your time at Annual Convention in San Antonio.


NSBE Thesis & Dissertation House

For master’s and doctoral students, the Dissertation House is a two-day event for graduate students to work on their dissertation or thesis. There are mini-lectures throughout the event that can help graduate students define goals, write effectively, and prepare for defending their work. Dissertation House activities focus on places where students typically have problems: managing your committee, identifying your limitations, time management, the writing process, etc. There will be lunch served on Friday and Saturday.

Technical Research Exhibit

Technical Research Exhibition (TRE) is designed to showcase NSBE members’ skills in technical writing, theoretical research, and poster presentation. TRE includes two tracks, Preliminary and Showcase, and attendees of the 2020 Annual Convention will have an opportunity to see the exhibitions on display.