To ensure American competitiveness in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
Today, more than ever, advancement of the engineering profession depends on the work of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). NSBE is committed to widening the pool of engineering talent from Black communities around the world. In the United States, where African Americans and other people of color will soon outnumber other groups in the workforce, NSBE is expanding the pipeline to engineering careers from third grade through graduate school. The tools used to accomplish this expansion are NSBE’s programs and activities, which are designed to nurture Black students’ and professionals’ interest and aptitude in engineering, expand their professional horizons and lead the nation to greater economic prosperity fueled by innovation. All engineers and all Americans benefit from NSBE’s dedication to its mission: to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Through its 350 pre-collegiate, collegiate and professional chapters, NSBE trains its 31,000 members around the globe in the essential skills for their professional lives. Among those skills are leadership, which NSBE members learn by taking on ever-increasing responsibility in the Society’s governance. All major decisions within NSBE are deliberated and made by college students, who are elected or appointed by their peers and supported by a professional World Headquarters staff.
Npower is a national nonprofit organization of 23 members providing IT training and services to nonprofits and young adults. Through programs and service, Npower aims to bring the IT community together to do social good.