University of New Mexico, School Of Engineering

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"To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

About NSBE

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission 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 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.

Collegiate Membership

Some of the benefits to obtaining a memberships with NSBE include:

  • Collegiate Benefits include access to 20+ companies at regional conferences and over 300 at the National Convention career fair
  • 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.
  • Leadership Development – Receive exceptional training at regional conferences, the National Convention, and through your local chapter
  • Post your resume free of charge to top engineering companies in NSBE’s Job Placement Center (JPC).
  • Apply for various scholarships and grants.
Additionally, members have the opportunity to compete in a vast number of programs that help prepare you for graduate school and your future career, give back to the community through NSBE’s T.O.R.C.H. and Pre-College Initiative programs, receive a subscription to NSBE Magazine. Each issue offers the latest industry news and articles tailored to individual areas of engineering. Please click below to get started.


Design-This-Hoody Contest

Want to earn some extra money this semester? Enter this year's Design-This-Hoody Contest. Support the chapter by participating in the 2015 NSBE Design This Hoody Contenst. Entry fee will be $10 for all collegiate and professionals, $5 for applicants who are under 18. Prize.... $200 cash. Deadline will be 31st of September. Application below. Multiple entries are permitted. However, each entry fee only pays for 1 entry. This is a fundraiser; however, the design winner will be mentioned and their signature will be included design. [Giving the winner exclusive bragging rights] The design will be the utilized on the first UNM Chapter Hoody for 2014-2015 school year which will become available for purchase after the conclusion of the contest.

2015 Application