Collegiate Highlighted Programming:

    • Collegiate Entertainment – Game Night, Silent Headphone Party
    • Hospitality Suites
    • Career Fair Prep Center Brought to You by Honeywell
    • Hackathon Brought to You by Apple

Graduate School Conference

GSC Chair Welcome

Greetings, NSBE FAMILY!

I invite you to join me at the Graduate Student Conference (GSC) at NSBE’s 50th Annual Convention! With planning well underway, NSBE has been planning an experience like none other in Atlanta and I can’t wait to connect with you!

Our theme, “ Engineering CommUNITY”, speaks to bringing together the NSBE community as well as expanding the various communities in our life. GSC will be a beacon for those in the pipeline that are connected to the graduate school experience in a myriad of ways. GSC workshops and events are being curated to provide support for current graduate students, prospective graduate students and advanced degree holders in Academia, Industry and NGOs. While programming will cater individually to each demographic in this space, we are also including pathways to increase integration among the demographics.

This year, GradSociety will serve as the cultural hub for GSC. GradSociety is a multifunctional space that serves as a writing space, information hub, lounge, and event space for the those interested in the GSC CommUNITY.

Additionally, I can’t wait to view your accomplishments during the year through Grad Brags and view your experiences via LEVELS. Throughout the year, we will highlight submissions publicly and they will also have a home in GradSociety for all attendees to see.

Our workshops will teach you how graduate school works, how to manage “the during”, give options for “the after,” and connect you with your peers and leaders in the field.

    1. Technical Research Exhibition (TRE) – undergraduate and graduate students have the ability to present their research
    2. GEM Grad Lab – Are you interested in graduate school but are unsure of the process? Learn about applying, funding and succeeding in graduate school.
    3. Dissertation/Thesis House – The research is done and it’s time to focus on finishing. This event will give you the tools to make marked progress on your dissertation or thesis from a certified coach.
    4. Self Care Series (SCS) – This is the time to take care of yourself. Whether enjoying relaxed networking at the GSC Recogntion Brunch or the stroke of a brush at Paint Therapy, let’s nurture that other side.

With all that is in store, make sure you are on the lookout for updates and solicitation requests for Grad Brag and LEVELS, and pre-registration information for GSC Recognition and Paint Therapy. Let us celebrate you and support your journey to, through and beyond graduate school. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at I can’t wait to meet you at #NSBE50!

    Three Ready,

    2023 Graduate School Conference Chair

GSC Highlighted Programming

Grad Society

Grad Society is the Graduate School Conference (GSC) cultivation space made to serve as the central hub for gaining insight on all things GSC including highlighted events, conference information, and grad school resources



The GRAD Lab is a fun and engaging symposium where participants, science and engineering undergraduates, will receive full information on the importance of graduate school and what is needed to successfully gain admittance with financial support. Speakers range from current graduate students to University faculty and senior industry executives.

The GEM GRAD Lab encourages young people to consider graduate engineering or science education and to apply for the GEM fellowship. Focusing on the global importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits, and real-world role models, the symposium will help each student envision his or her future as a technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate STEM program.

Dissertation House

Dissertation House is a critical component of NSBE’s goal to increase the number of Black Engineers who excel academically. At Dissertation House, graduate students are coached through difficult stages of the dissertation writing process from ideation to completion

Pre-Collegiate Initiative Conference

PCI Chair Welcome

Greetings to the next generation of leaders in STEM!

I am Jalynn Burruss, a fifth -year student majoring in Industrial Engineering and minoring in Nanotechnology. It brings me immense joy to serve as this year’s National Pre-College Initiative Chair. I welcome you all to our most anticipated event of the year – the 2024 Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Conference.

The Convention promises a plethora of enriching experiences tailored to empower and uplift each participant. Get ready to dive into a world of exploration, connection, and inspiration. From engaging, hands-on workshops that foster creativity and innovation to a multitude of exhilarating competitions that challenge your skills and knowledge, every facet of #NSBE50 is curated to broaden your horizons, deepen your insights, and fuel the fire of your dreams.

I encourage you to approach this event with an open heart and a curious mind. Be ready to ask questions, share your insights, and absorb all that the convention has to offer. Remember, you are an integral part of NSBE’s legacy, and your voice matters. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey. We can’t wait to see you at NSBE’s 50th Annual Convention!

With NSBE Luv,

2023-2024 National Pre-Collegiate Initiative Chair

PCI Competitions

First LEGO League Explore

Teams explore real-world problems and learn to design and code as they create unique LEGO® solutions. This is not a competition. Instead, a showcase is held at the Annual Convention.

First LEGO League 

8 Teams build and program LEGO® based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface and participate in a research project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. NSBE’s championship takes place at the Annual Convention.

Future City

Future City focuses on improving the STEM skills of 6th–8th graders by providing an exciting engineering experience that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with an inquiry-based application to present the students’ visions of a city of the future. After designing a virtual city (using SimCity); researching, designing and writing-up their solution to a city-wide issue; and building a scale model of their city, teams will present their vision to a panel of judges.

NSBE Jr. Explorer Technical Innovation

NSBE Jr. members can explore scientific and engineering applications through projects and presentations. Students work on yearlong projects and provide technical presentations during this event. The judges will use a rubric to determine a winner. The project allows students to develop research, technical and presentation skills.

KidWind Design Project

The KidWind Design Project works to make renewable energy widely accessible through hands-on activities that are challenging and engaging. The project also teaches basic science and engineering principles.

VEX Robotics

High school NSBE Jr. members build innovative robots and compete year-round in a variety of matches. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, project management and critical thinking. 95% of participants report an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.

VEX IQ Challenge

Teams design and build a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. NSBE’s VEX IQ Tournament is held at the Annual Convention.


The MATHCOUNTS competition is a fun and challenging math program designed to provide middle schoolers with thought-provoking, fun problems that engage and challenge them to be better problem solvers. First- and second-place winners from each NSBE region compete for bragging rights as the winning team.


Teams use model radio controlled cars and mimic professional motorsport teams as they learn the fundamentals of problem solving, data and mechanical systems, project management, marketing and business.


Teams earn points by engaging in various math activities that groom them for success in STEM courses, help prepare them for the ACT and SAT, and promote good sportsmanship. Participants compete year-round and advance to a final competition.

Technical Professional Conference

TPC Chair Welcome

Dear NSBE Professionals,

It’s time for us to embark on our journey once again for networking, enhancing our professional skills, and highlighting our unique talents as engineers and professionals. Next year we are celebrating the National Society of Black Engineers’ 50th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA from March 20 – 24, 2024.

The vision for the 28th Annual Technical Professionals Conference (TPC) is “Honoring the Past. Embracing the Present. Anticipating the Future.” As NSBE Professionals, our goal is to “inspire the next generation of technical professionals and serve as a catalyst for transforming the culture of engineering.” As an organization of Black technical professionals, we are breaking barriers, working to grow technically and succeeding professionally.

Our team understands the value of networking with our NSBE family and providing systematic programming that will elevate our members to succeed professionally in their careers. We are working to provide programming for our members and partners that shows the world that we will elevate, recharge and inspire the world through STEM.

TPC will include a series of technically innovative workshops, events, and training to meet the needs of every NSBE Professional — from early career to seasoned leaders in industry. We want you to attend the Technical Professionals Conference at #NSBE50 to learn, network and inspire the young Black scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians following our paths.

    • Inside the Executive Suite
    • Technical Seminars
    • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Workshops & Events
    • Technical Trainings & Certifications
    • Professionals Impact Awards

On behalf of the Professionals Executive Board and the TPC Planning Committee, we welcome you to Atlanta, GA for the 50th Annual NSBE Convention on March 20 – 24, 2024.

2024 Technical Professional Conference Chair

TPC Highlighted Programming

TPC Kick-Off and Welcome Reception

Join your Professional Leadership for networking, music, food, and drinks!

Leadership Roundtable

Are you looking to break the glass ceiling? Or trying not to fall off the glass cliff?

TPC welcomes the NSBE Professionals to an impactful discussion of insights from top executives at the roundtable.

Collegiate Graduating Seniors Reception

This Graduating Seniors Reception (GSR) honors graduating college seniors and introduces them to the resources and benefits of being an NSBE Professionals member.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Mixer

The Special Interest Group (SIG) Mixer is an opportunity for conference attendees to engage and network with our current SIG leadership to gain valuable insight about who we are, what various projects we’re working on and how to be engaged.