NSBE50 Unites 18,000+ Black Engineers for Innovation, Impact, and Black Excellence

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Engineering Community Pioneers Advancements at Annual Convention

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Society of Black Engineers® (NSBE®) annual convention is set to electrify Atlanta, Georgia, from March 20-24, 2024. Under the theme #NSBE50: Engineering CommUNITY, the convention promises a week-long celebration of Personal CommUNITY, Campus CommUNITY, and
Professional CommUNITY. The overall emphasis on unity supports the goal of the convention and the
importance of social justice within today’s society. NSBE’s pivotal role entails shaping and advancing
Black engineering talent and serving as a beacon for economic opportunity and growth.


This year’s convention anticipates an impressive turnout of more than 20,000 attendees, including
students and professionals, congregating to foster connections, engage with industry leaders, and
explore opportunities with prominent companies, such as Honeywell, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, Target,
and The Boeing Company to name a few.


Reflecting on the convention’s significance, NSBE CEO Janeen Uzzell remarked, “This conference is a
monumental milestone for us. It embodies our commitment to celebrating Black excellence and
addressing historical disparities. By relocating from Florida to Georgia, a state that embraces our
heritage, we ensure a platform to honor our achievements, confront challenges, and illuminate the
remarkable contributions of Black engineers and STEM pioneers around the nation and the world.”


NSBE50 boasts a lineup of esteemed speakers from across the nation, covering topics ranging from AI
and STEM innovation to entrepreneurship and self-care. Sponsors will unveil new insights into
technology that will shape the future of tomorrow. The week-long convention also boasts competitions
that show the next steps in technology and innovation.


Highlighting NSBE’s legacy, the founders will share the organization’s history, while Astronaut Victor
Glover, a former NSBE member, will also attend in-person, and will be honored at the Golden Torch
Awards. Glover’s appointment as the pilot for NASA’s upcoming Artemis II mission underscores the
impact of NSBE’s network and its ability to propel members to extraordinary heights.


“NSBE50 is a game-changer for all of us. Beyond job opportunities, it fosters lifelong relationships and
showcases the enduring strength of our community. From the pioneering efforts of our founders to the
remarkable achievements of today, NSBE50 epitomizes our collective resilience and excellence,” said
Avery Lane, National Chairperson.


The convention is organized to address various aspects of the Black engineering community structured
around three pillars:

(1) Personal CommUNITY: Spotlighting individual stories, aspirations, and personal
growth journeys.<br>(2) Campus CommUNITY: Offering resources for navigating STEM education, mentorship opportunities, networking with industry experts, and showcasing research and innovation.
(3) Professional CommUNITY: Supporting established Black engineers, scientists, and technologists in
advancing their careers.


NSBE50 continues the legacy of fostering equality, professional growth, and abundant opportunities for
Black Engineers and Blacks pursuing STEM careers. This year’s convention stands as a beacon for all in
attendance. To register and learn more, visit convention.nsbe.org.


About NSBE®
With more than 600 chapters and more than 24,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.” For more information, visit www.nsbe.org.