The Washington University Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (WU NSBE) is dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
The organization lives out its mission by sponsoring a variety of events throughout the school year. In addition to bi-weekly meetings where resume workshops are held, professional engineers speak and companies offer internships, WU NSBE sponsors countless community service opportunities, where members interact with the community including local youth.
WU-NSBE also hosts major Washington University events like the Annual Campus-Wide Career Fair, where over 500 Washington University students and over 50 hiring companies interface. Another major event is Pre-College Initiative Weekend, a 3-day event designed to interest area high school students in engineering through interactive lectures with professional engineers and hands on projects with Washington University engineering students. Beginning in fall of 2013, WU NSBE will launch the Engineering My Future (EMF) Program which is a mentorship program dedicated to empowering future women of color in engineering through early exposure to engineering, focused mentorship, and college preparatory assistance.
As a chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, WU NSBE attends National and Regional Conferences. Here members are able to network with engineers and engineering students across the country and compete in national competitions including the Academic Tech Bowl and the Boeing Flight Competition.
Click here to view their WUGO page.