National Society of Black Engineers

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National Society of Black Engineers
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Founded: 1980
Recognition: ABC
Membership: 98
Executive Board: Lawrence Morris (President)
Fatima Dicko (VP Internal)
Carla Williams (VP External)
Brian Watson (Treasurer)
Sabine Louis (Secretary)
Itanza Lawrence (Programs)
Yasir Diab (Academic Excellence)
Britanny Dukov (Finance)
Jasmine Jackson (P.C.I. Chair)
Ibrahim Adeniji (Public Relations)
Daniel Sims (Membership)
Albert Miller (Senator)
Michael Strickland (Solicitations)
Nicholas Strickland (T.O.R.C.H. Chair)
Alexander Tsado (Telecommunications)
Category: Pre-professional

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

NSBE is recognized by the Activities Board at Columbia and receives additional support from the Engineering Student Council.

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 7pm in either the East or 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.

Pre-College Initiative

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".

Our chapter supports this mission by tutoring high school students and members of nearby NSBE Junior chapters. Tutoring takes place every Saturday at 10am in the East or West Ramp Lounge in Alfred Lerner Hall.

PCI Ghana

In addition to helping high school students in the city, this NSBE chapter is helping to found a NSBE PCI branch in Ghana. Using the internet, we provide them with any support they need and ensure they are on the right path towards college.


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.

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