NSBEmon (inspired by the NSBE chapter at UCLA).
Guaranteed 4.0 is a 3 step plan created by Donna O. Johnson and Y.C. Chen that outlines a proven method that will help college and high school students achieve a 4.0 GPA. NSBEmon is an incentive program for students to gain points for academic success. Students have the opportunity to engage in a fantasy league inspired program for cash prizes, points, badges and bragging rights if they become NSBEmon Trainer of the Month.
"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 a 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 goal of the Society to replicate its mission and vision in countries around the world, creating a global network of Black engineers, scientists and technologists.
Regional Directives 2014-2015
Chapter Directives 2014-2015
Epitomize the Mission In response to the current state of the general membership’s mission comprehension, we want our members to thoroughly understand the mission of the National Society of Black Engineers. This directive is an effort to advocate the true mission of the National Society of Black Engineers. We strive to enlighten those self- seeking members that do not comprehend the mission statement and also to facilitate the growth of those members that do. We will help our membership epitomize the mission of the National Society of Black Engineers through the following three acts:
Know the Mission: Knowing what the mission is first step in molding our chapter’s members into quality NSBE members. We will ensure that our chapter knows the mission. We will accomplish this goal by reciting the mission at every General Body Meeting and Executive Board Meeting that is held. We will incentivize not only the knowledge of the mission statement along with NSBE’s history.
Internalize the Mission: The knowledge of the mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is necessary. But the internalization of the mission statement is crucial. We will provide opportunities for members to honestly evaluate the mission statement and define what it means on a personal level. This is essential for a more profound understanding of our organization. We will accomplish this goal by being personable and inquiring about the subject.
Live the Mission: Lastly, living the mission is critical for the success of our organization. As we see the mission manifest, though our efforts, we see the power that this organization has. Living the mission feeds the passion that we have for the National Society of Black Engineers. We will provide many opportunities for our membership to live the mission by hosting meetings, attending conference, organizing community service events, and etcetera.
Revitalize the Pipeline Due to the fact that we are largely underrepresented in STEM fields, our chapter is making an effort to revitalize the pipeline. We will reevaluate our focus on the pipeline’s infrastructure; starting at the foundation and continuing and extending pass the current end game. We will strengthen the pipeline by laying a strong foundation in our youth, retaining our numbers and extending the pipeline.
We will help our membership revitalize the pipeline of the National Society of Black Engineers through the following four acts:
Ascend Academic Excellence Currently there is a trend to simply achieving academic excellence by meeting a 3.0 GPA. Though it is an accomplishment to reach a 3.0 GPA, we do not believe that this should be students’ final goal. This trend of aiming for the minimum is a bad habit. Granted, a 3.0 will get your foot in the company’s door, it is just as easy to have that door closed in your face when your GPA drops by a mere tenth of a point. We don’t want our chapter to aim for the bare minimum; we want our members to expect more from themselves because they can achieve more. We want to instill this in our members by encouraging them to ascend the 3.0 GPA and challenge themselves to be great instead of good. We will be sure to make encourage all of our members and encourage everyone to challenge themselves no matter how high or low their GPA is.