- Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines
- Strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations
- Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession
- Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers
“To increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was formed in 1975 at Purdue University by six African American students known within NSBE as “The Chicago Six.” As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, NSBE’s mission statement is “To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” With more than 15,000 national members, the National Society of Black Engineers is the largest student-managed organization in the world with NSBE Jr. (Pre-College), collegiate, and professional chapters throughout the U.S.