National Society of Black Engineers
|National Society of Black Engineers|
|Executive Board:|| Courtney Tatum(President)|
Chelsea Crowder (VP Internal)
Carlos Barksdale (VP External)
Eberechi Ihezie (Treasurer)
Kyra Price (Secretary)
Monifa Hall (Programs)
David Boucard (Academic Excellence)
Sheila Misheni (Finance)
Mychael Crafton (P.C.I. Chair)
Nnenna Okwara (Public Relations)
Andre' Fuqua (Membership)
Leonard Robinson (Senator)
Eric Soltowski (Senator)
Jon Paul (Corporate Relations)
Tolu Akinade (T.O.R.C.H. Chair)
Khalid Richards (Telecommunications)
Jibreel Adekiigbe (Alumni Relations)
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is an engineering student group which supports engineering students in their professional development. Every action the club takes is directed by the National Organization's mission statement: "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community". In addition to professional development, NSBE participates in community service and leisure activities. The group also participates in the annual Zone, Regional and National NSBE conventions.
Membership and Recognition
In addition to engineers and black students, NSBE has members from Columbia College and people of all races. Members include first-years through seniors.
General Body Meetings
General Body Meetings take place Wednesdays at 8 pm West Ramp Lounge in Alfred Lerner Hall. Every meeting starts by the whole group saying the mission statement as a group. Topics of the meetings include finding an internship, surviving the corporate environment, getting into graduate school, finding a job and many other similar topics. There are also meeting where the group plays games or talks about their academic stresses and how they overcome them.
According to the national website "the Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. NSBE's goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees".
The Columbia chapter supports this mission by tutoring high school students and members of nearby NSBE Junior chapters, in particular from the Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy.
The Technical Out Reach Community Help or T.O.R.C.H. program is designed to serve the community by volunteering time to train community in the use of computers and other technology.
Also falling under the umbrella of TORCH is the annual event titled "A Walk for Education". During this event, NSBE partners with CCNY's chapter of NSBE to reach out to Harlem students and encourage them to pursue a career in STEM.