First charted by Fred D. Brown in 1980, NSBE-UTK has been an exemplar in reflecting the principle values first espoused by the Chicago Six. Geared for underrepresented groups, our organization helps our members navigate their undergraduate careers and equip them with the necessary tools to succeed in the rewarding fields of engineering and applied sciences.
Minority Student Life Student Organization of the Year, 2015.
Chancellor Honor’s Extraordinary Citation, 2014.
National Medium Chapter of the Year, 2014.
Regional Medium Chapter of the Year, 2014 and 2013.
Most Outstanding Publications Chair, 2012.
Most Outstanding Communication Zone Award, 2012.
The NSBE Mission
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) with more than 30,000 members, is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the country. NSBE is comprised of more than 233 chapters on college and university campuses, 65 Alumni Extension chapters nationwide and 89 Pre-College chapters. These chapters are geographically divided into six regions.
The National Society of Black Engineers strives to accomplish the following objectives for our organization:
Stimulate and develop student interest in the various engineering disciplines.
Strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations.
Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession.
Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers.