NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff in our World Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA.
NSBE is divided into six geographic regions designed to facilitate effective communication and action among its more than 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas. The regions serve as a channel through which information from the National Executive Board (NEB) and National Headquarters is disseminated. Regions have executive boards, Regional Executive Boards (REB), modeled after the NEB, which provide direction to their chapters and assist in coordinating chapter activities. The REB is comprised of both elected and appointed positions, and is headed by the Regional Chairperson. REBs identify sponsors and generate funding to support programs in their respective regions. Louisiana chapters reside in Region V with other schools in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The Louisiana Tech chapter is one of the many Chapters of Region V, the Vanguard region, and is fully run by students. Our objective is to build a foundation to unify African Americans, Black Engineers and other minorities. NSBE is focused on helping students excel academically through the intense-fast paced science, technologies, engineering and mathematics curriculum. We also assist students in getting internships, Co-Ops, and Jobs. In addition, we work to impact the College of Engineering and Science of Louisiana Tech University and the community at large.