MISSION, VISION & HISTORY



NSBE Mission & Objectives

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."


The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE is comprised of 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-college active chapters nationwide and overseas. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by professional staff in our World Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA.


NSBE has accomplished more for Black engineering students than any other organization in the world. The same light that flows from the NSBE torch to students and professionals in the United States is also relevant for NSBE students in Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean. It is the vision of NSBE leadership that that the organization replicates itself in countries around the world, creating a world network of Black engineers, scientist, and technologists through its international operations.


NSBE-GSC Mission & Vision

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Alumni Extension Greenbelt Space Chapter (GSC) mission and vision 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

NSBE-GSC History

The 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.



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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
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