Since 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has become one of the largest student-run organizations in the world. The formation of the National Society of Black Engineers-Alumni Extension (NSBE-AE) dates back to 1980, when NSBE alumni presented a proposal to the NSBE student membership to include an alumni sector in the organization. Although the Alumni Extension (AE) was not accepted at that time, the effort initiated a multi-year process to create NSBE-AE.

The addition of the Alumni Extension to the overall NSBE structure not only promotes participation and input from the professional engineering community, but also provides a mechanism for NSBE graduating seniors to continue their involvement with the organization.

The purpose of the Alumni Extension is to support NSBE in a way that:

  • Develops and enhances NSBE programs.
  • Increases technical awareness.
  • Encourages scholastic achievement, and
  • Stimulates enthusiasm in the Black engineering community in order to promote technical expertise, professionalism, and fellowship among Black engineers.


There are two types of memberships available in the NSBE-GSC:

  • Professional Membership - Professional membership is open to all professionals who hold a degree in engineering, computer science, math and the applied sciences. Graduate students have the option to join NSBE as either a collegiate or an Alumni (technical professional) member. All others are invited to become affiliate members.

  • Affiliate Membership - All others who do not meet the above requirements are invited to become affiliate members.


Alumni Extension/Technical Professional National dues are $50 annually. *Your AE membership is free the first year after college graduation.

Greenbelt Space Chapter dues are $30.00 annually.



 National Dues


 Chapter Dues




To join/renew NSBE National membership online, go to the NSBE National website and click on JOIN/RENEW. To join/renew GSC membership via PayPal, click
*NOTE: You should join/renew the National NSBE membership BEFORE you join/renew the GSC membership!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS - Alumni/Technical Professional

  • Leadership Development and Training including Panel Discussions with Top Leadership from Fortune 500 Companies
  • Professional Development via a multitude of workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities at Conferences and local Chapter Functions
  • KAPLAN test preparation workshops available at conferences. Discounted Kaplan Test Prep services and materials. You can also receive a chance to win a free test prep class offered by Kaplan.
  • Receive a subscription to NSBE Magazine. Each issue offers the latest industry news and articles tailored to individual areas of engineering. (a $20 value) Includes the Career Engineer, a special section of the magazine that highlights our Technical Professionals
  • Discount Registrations for conferences and events including the National Convention/Technical Professionals Conference held annually in March
  • Post your resume free of charge to top engineering companies in NSBE’s Job Placement Center (JPC) (need link). Search for full-time job opportunities.
  • Access to Fortune 500 Companies during the Career Fair and Networking Suites annually at the Annual Convention/Technical Professional Conference
  • First year Alumni membership dues are waived for NSBE Collegiate members upon Graduation with an Undergraduate degree within the first year of degree completion. (a $50 value)
  • Access to scholarships/fellowships
  • Mentoring and Community Outreach opportunities
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which address specific areas of Engineer, i.e. Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Engineer, etc… 

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country.

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NSBE-AE Greenbelt Space Chapter
P.O. BOX 67
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
E-mail: NSBE-GSC Key Contacts

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