I am pleased to invite you to help with an organization that is committed to increasing the pool of engineering talent from Black communities around the world. The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. The University of Louisville chapter is committed to that mission and seeks to accomplish this through your support. We begin by serving our younger community with a position dedicated solely to pre-college students. Some of the activities we participate include tutoring sessions at one of our local schools, Black Achievers College fair, and Gear Up. Our services also encompass the University of Louisville community and the Louisville community at large. Some of the events We host include: Bridge the Gap, an event dedicated to bridging the gap between engineering students and the arts and sciences students, study sessions, thanksgiving potluck, a scholarship pageant, recruiting events geared toward high school students, and mentorship.
The National Society of Black Engineers is a student run African American organization geared toward stimulating and developing student’s interest in the various engineering disciplines. The National Society of Black Engineers holds both annual regional and national conferences. We were graciously able to raise funds to attend regionals and now are are working diligently to raise funds to defer the cost of attending the National Conference. This conference allows for networking, job opportunities, leadership development, and technical skill training. There will be seminars that focus on being successful both in school and when entering the work force. There will be multiple career seeking opportunities at this conference, which will be vital for us to attend since U of L Speed School, requires 3 complete co-ops as part of the undergraduate requirements for a B.S. in Engineering.