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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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:
|National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Alumni Extension
Greenbelt Space Chapter (GSC)