After the birth of the NSBE Alumni Extension in 1988, the National Society of Black Engineers Baltimore Metropolitan Alumni Chapter (NSBE-BMAC) was officially chartered in March of 1989 as one of the first ten Alumni Chapters in the country. NSBE-BMAC represents engineers, physicists, mathematicians, scientists, and other technical professionals in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our mission is to promote African Americans in engineering and other technical fields through professional and career development, education, mentorship, cultural awareness, and community outreach.

NSBE-BMAC provides an avenue for members to enhance their relationship with the engineering community by participating in a professional networking structure centered around science and engineering. NSBE-BMAC also allows its members to cultivate their personal development by participating in outreach programs to foster the needs of our youth and our community.

NSBE-BMAC: 1989 to Today 

  • Received Region II Chapter of the Year honors.
  • Conducted Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)  and study skills workshop for pre-college students
  • Coached, Judged, and served as mentors for middle school  students participating in the Maryland Engineering Challenge Competition
  • Conducted orientation sessions and served as coaches and judges for the Baltimore area NAACP ACT-SO (Afro Cultural, Technical, and Scientific Olympics) competition
  • Conducted Engineering  workshops for project “YES” sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority 
  • Donated clothing and food items to the Bea Gaddy Center and House of Ruth in Baltimore
  • Conducted quarterly engineering workshops at Lemmel Middle School in Baltimore
  • Conducted Mathematics workshops for students at Frederick Douglas High School in Baltimore
  • Served as mentors for the National Technical Association 3-T Program (Technologist Mentoring Teachers, Targeted  Students  and their Parents)
  • Hosted NSBE Region II Spring conference (held at the University of Maryland) and the Region II Fall Conference held in Towson, Maryland
  • Held Black History month celebration (highlighting the achievements of African & African American engineers and scientists) at the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, 1995
  • Held engineering workshop during “Shadow Day” program at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, 1995
  • Served as judges for Math and Science Fair at Morgan State University, 1995
  • Won BMAC won NSBE Region II PCI Chapter of the Year in 2004

BMAC Professional Development Series Topics have included:

  • Emerging Technologies                      
  • Engineering Management
  • ISO 9000 Standards
  • Professional Development
  • Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Tax Preparation
  • Professional Networking