NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
The concept of a Society of Black Engineers(SBE) was conceived in 1974 by 6 students at Purdue University. The Purdue SBE held it’s first annual meeting in April 1975 with 48 students from 38 schools. It was at this meeting that they unanimously voted to form the National Society of Black Engineers. Since it’s inception, NSBE has grown to become one of the largest student-run organizations in the country, with over 30,000 members and 790 chapters at colleges and universities across the United States and worldwide.
Our chapter here at Indiana University Bloomington works to create a community of students to promote the excellence of black and underrepresented students of color within SICE. We host a variety of events such as community outreach, professional workshops, and social events. Here at NSBE, we celebrate and champion diversity and inclusion within STEM, and encourage all to attend and participate in our events. Come be a part of our family!