National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
UMKC NSBE members attend Fall Regional Conferences (FRC) and National Exhibitions. These events help individuals enhance their professional skills and heighten their drive to excel academically.
The Pre-Collegiate Initiative (PCI)–seeks to expose area minority high school students to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Advisor: Selena Albert
The symbol of NSBE has been given great thought and consideration. The torch symbolizes members’ everlasting, burning desire to achieve success in a competitive society and positively affect the quality of life for all people. The lightning bolt represents the striking impact that will be felt by the society and industry due to the contributions and accomplishments made by the dedicated members of the National Society of Black Engineers. NSBE has over 31,000 members. NSBE has 99 active NSBE Jr. pre-college, 250 student and 68 alumni/technical professional chapters. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., NSBE offers academic excellence programs, scholarships, leadership training, professional development and access to career opportunities for thousands of members annually. With over 2000 elected leadership positions, 18 regional conferences and an annual convention, NSBE provides opportunities for success that remain unmatched by any other organization.