COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS



Beyond our general membership benefits, NSBE programs and competitions are at the lifeblood of the organization. Programs and competitions are offered to all pre-college, undergraduate student, graduate student and technical professional members in the areas of Academic Excellence, Technical Excellence, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship, Community Service and Pre-college outreach. Our program activities advance the mission of the organization and support the preparation and matriculation of under-represented pre-college and collegiate students on to engineering degrees and into the technical workforce. Through year-round programming at the chapter, regional and national level, our membership has vast opportunities for personal and professional growth, service learning to give back to our communities, and to be acknowledged and showcased for academic and technical success.


NSBE-GSC is very involved in the Prince George's County community supporting local schools to further their STEM initiatives as well as promoting the professional and personal growth of its members. Below are some of the activites supported by the chapter:


FIRE NSBE Jr. Chapter

The Future Innovative Rising Engineers (FIRE) NSBE Jr. Chapter is for high school students, grades 9 - 12. NSBE-GSC members host regular hands-on engineering activities, insight into the real engineering college experience, and expose NSBE Jr. members to science, technology, engineering and math professionals working in these respective fields.


The FIRE NSBE Jr. Chapter participates in two engaging competitions at the NSBE Fall Regional Conference: The Engineering Design Competition, a robot building competition using LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 and the Try–Math-a-Lon, a Jeopardy style math competition. We also participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (www.rocketcontest.org), which requires teams to build a model rocket that meets altitude goals with an egg in tow. We are also constantly seeking new ways to engage our students in STEM activities. For more information contact Kamili Jackson – pcichair@nsbe-gsc.org


A-MAN Program

The African-American Male Achievers Network (A-MAN) Program is a STEM program designed to expose African-American males to various aspects of science and technology to peak their interest in those fields.


The program operated by the alumni chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. in Prince George's County, Maryland and the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. NSBE-GSC has partnered with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to further the NSBE mission as well as support Kappa Alpha Psi achieve their goals to the youth under their Guide Right Program.


The A-MAN Program also provides mentoring support for program participants by providing guidance toward their specific science and technology field of interest.


School & Community Outreach

As a part of our community outreach efforts, NSBE-GSC members routinely visit local schools in Prince George's County, Maryland to support their STEM programs, Career Fairs and Science Fair Competitions. Below are some of the schools and activities that our chapter supports:


  • Career Day at Bradbury Heights Elementary School, Robert R. Gray Elementary School & Samuel P. Massie Academy
  • Science and Engineering Fair Judges at Central High School
  • Science Fair Judges at Charles Herbert Flowers High School
  • A-MAN (African-American Male Achievers Network) Program at Gaywood Elementary School
  • Celebrate Goddard Day
  • GSFC AAO Open House
  • Brown Bag with NSBE, hosted by Solar Systems Exploration Division
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Spring STEM Expo

Professional and Social Networking

In an effort to further the NSBE mission, NSBE-GSC presents various workshops and seminars to assist our members and non-members strengthen their professional engineering skills and promote personal development and networking as well. Below are some of the presentations/activities:


  • Professional Development Workshops
    • Systems Engineering
    • Leadership Skills
    • Dr. Reginald Parker of 510nano
    • Six Sigma
    • ITIL
    • IT Security
    • Science or Sphere
    • Financial Planning
    • Seminar on educational opportunities for young people of color
    • Advocacy for Youth and Disabled Persons
    • Goddard Space Flight Center African American Organization Open House
  • National Leadership Conference, St. Louis, MO
    • Volunteered at Gateway Center homeless shelter
    • Presented at panel workshop
    • Recruited at NASA Booth
  • Regional Leadership Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Presented at Regional Leadership Meeting
    • Recruited at Goddard Space Flight Center Booth
  • 1st NSBE Aerospace Conference in Los Angeles, CA
  • Happy Hour at Greenbelt Marriott
  • Holiday Mixer
  • BHM Dance Fundraiser at Rio’s
  • Paint Ball/Laser Tag
  • Bowling with NSBE event


About Us

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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Contact Information

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

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