Greenbelt Space Chapter

National Society of Black Engineers, Alumni Extension

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NSBE-GSC Vision

The vision of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Alumni Extension, Greenbelt Space Chapter (GSC), is to:

  • Encourage and advise minority youth in their pursuit of S.TE.M. careers
  • Stimulate and develop student interest in various S.T.E.M. disciplines
  • Strive to increase the number of African American students studying S.T.E.M. in both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Develop the technical and professional skills of our members
  • Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in S.T.E.M. related fields and obtain/maintain professional certification in those areas
  • Promote public awareness of S.T.E.M. and the opportunities for African Americans and other minorities in the profession
  • To offer a rewarding experience for current and potential members through opportunities to contribute toward the NSBE mission
  • To improve college recruitment, retention, graduation, and the ultimate success of profession engineers by establishing strategic alliances among people of African descent

Outreach

As a part of our community outreach efforts, NSBE-GSC members routinely visit local schools in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia to support their STEM programs, Career Fairs and Science Fair Competitions.
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Networking

Opportunities are presented throughout the year for participants to strengthen their professional engineering skills, gain personal development resources and network with the NSBE community.
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NSBE - Greenbelt Space Chapter...

...was founded in September 2004 by Damon Bradley, an Electrical Engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). GSFC is one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers located throughout the US. Goddard Space Flight Center is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Goddard is home to scientists, engineers, technicians, managers, and the necessary financial and administrative staff to support the Earth science, space science, and exploration projects.

Damon was very active in the student chapter of NSBE during his undergraduate studies in Pennsylvania. Through this experience, Damon learned firsthand the importance, significance, and impact of the NSBE organization. This prompted him to begin the NSBE-GSC during his second year of employment.