Black engineers’ event aims to help companies boost social justice

… 3rd to 12th grades discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them. … The Medical Device Business Journal.

The National Society of Black Engineers announced today that it’s planning a virtual summit to help businesses learn how they can drive change for the Black community.

The NSBE All In Summit is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Nov. 16. It is designed to help companies that issued statements and pledges for racial justice following the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd to learn about scalable NSBE programs that the group says are proven to deliver measurable results.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Funding to help NSBE build out its infrastructure, diversify its member support services, and amplify its impact to meet the goal of graduating 10,000 Black engineers annually by 2025.
  • Supporting the NSBE Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK), which targets underrepresented 7 to 11-year-olds across the country.
  • Scaling up 500 new NSBE JR. chapters to help students of color from 3rd to 12th grades discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them.
  • Increasing the reach and scale of the NSBE Career Academy to provide critical “soft skills” for new entrants into the workforce and beyond.

Speakers will include a mix of leading national executive sponsors and NSBE leadership:

  • Sandra Evers-Manly, VP, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  • Gary Johansen, executive director, Engineering – Power Systems Business, Cummins Inc.
  • Leslye Miller Frasier, National STEM Chair, The Links, Inc.
  • Jocelyn Jackson, national chair, NSBE.
  • Karl Reid, executive director, NSBE.

NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the U.S., with more than 600 chapters and more than 22,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad. Founded in 1975, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.

To learn more about the summit and register, visit: https://allin.nsbe.org/