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National Society of Black Engineers at UCLA

MISSION: To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

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Chartered in 1980, in response to the acute shortage of blacks in the fields of science and engineering, as well as the need for promoting academic excellence among black students in these disciplines. NSBE provides academic assistance and through tutoring and study groups while sponsoring ongoing activities such as guest speakers, company tours, and participating in UCLA events such as career days and Engineer’s Week. Through the various activities sponsored by NSBE, students have the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills while enjoying the college experience.


Professional Development: NSBE Regional Conference


The 2019 Fall Regional Conference took place November 8th – 10th, 2019 in San Francisco


Members received professional guidance, attended workshops, networked, and some interviewed for (and landed) internships and jobs

NSBE members pose in front of Blue Shield of California Theater during 2019 NSBE regional conference in San Francisco.
Young female students pose at Ackerman during the 2019 Women in Science and Engineering Day.

Outreach: WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) Day


NSBE’s annual outreach seeks to empower young women to pursue careers in Science and Engineering


Past events have featured workshops, demonstrations, and have impacted hundreds of middle and high school students with interest in the field


This year, NSBE sent out a packet of projects and inspirational videos about women in STEM to reach students stuck at home


Volunteers from NSBE and other organizations get to see the formation of lifelong passions for STEM

Outreach: Hands on Engineering


Each Quarter, a group of local home-schoolers visit UCLA and are introduced to Engineering


Volunteers help with fun workshops, give lab tours, and teach basic principles of Science and Engineering

NSBE members Michael Buck and Emmanuel Boitey assist visiting homeschoolers in assembling batteries made of lemons.

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