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.
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
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
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