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Introduction

In the crucible of NSBE leadership, Region I blazes forth as an unwavering testament to strength and resilience, igniting a legacy that not only endures but intensifies with each passing torchbearer. With a rallying cry of ‘one fire, more fire,’ Region I embodies the relentless flame of progress, illuminating pathways to excellence. These initiatives, born out of a shared vision and unwavering commitment, continue to shape the landscape of NSBE, inspiring generations to come. Dedicated to propelling the mission of NSBE further, they started by adding the NSBE mission statement to the Region I bylaws, ensuring that the community remembers to instill the core values in how they navigate as black engineers.

Key milestones in Region 1’s history include:

Hosting the first Regional Conference at MIT in 1997.

Pioneering the inaugural Regional Leadership Conference at Boston University in 1984.

Originating the NSBE Magazine from Umoja Sasa, a Cornell University chapter within Region 1.

Initiating NSBENet, led by the 1984-1986 Region 1 Chairperson, Richard White.

Establishing the National PCI Program by Region 1 Chairperson John Polk during 1987-1988.

Developing the National Academic Excellence Committee in 1990 by Chris Davis, the 1986-1987 Region 1 Chairperson, to address the academic support needs of NSBE members.

Leadership

The significance of regional leadership is vividly illustrated throughout Region One’s history, underscoring its pivotal role in bridging the gap between national boards and chapter levels. The often-underestimated connection that regional leadership provides should be exemplified.

To showcase our regional leadership within Region One, the Communications Zone will collaborate closely with the regional board. Together, they will determine the most effective ways to broadcast their counterparts’ efforts as they navigate their journey during the 2024-2025 term.

An achievement of note currently highlighted by Region One is the appointment of their 2024-2025 Regional Chairperson, whose dedication to the R.I.S.E. initiative (Rebuild, Invigorate, Support, and Engage) reflects the region’s commitment to sustaining its momentum. Through tireless efforts, she has assembled a fully supportive regional board aligned with her vision, paving the way for significant success.

In the past, we have successfully hosted RLC, FLC, and SBM events, and we are excited to announce our plans to reintroduce them in the upcoming 2024-2025 period.

Introduction

In the crucible of NSBE leadership, Region I blazes forth as an unwavering testament to strength and resilience, igniting a legacy that not only endures but intensifies with each passing torchbearer. With a rallying cry of ‘one fire, more fire,’ Region I embodies the relentless flame of progress, illuminating pathways to excellence. These initiatives, born out of a shared vision and unwavering commitment, continue to shape the landscape of NSBE, inspiring generations to come. Dedicated to propelling the mission of NSBE further, they started by adding the NSBE mission statement to the Region I bylaws, ensuring that the community remembers to instill the core values in how they navigate as black engineers.

Key milestones in Region 1’s history include:

Hosting the first Regional Conference at MIT in 1997.

Pioneering the inaugural Regional Leadership Conference at Boston University in 1984.

Originating the NSBE Magazine from Umoja Sasa, a Cornell University chapter within Region 1.

Initiating NSBENet, led by the 1984-1986 Region 1 Chairperson, Richard White.

Establishing the National PCI Program by Region 1 Chairperson John Polk during 1987-1988.

Developing the National Academic Excellence Committee in 1990 by Chris Davis, the 1986-1987 Region 1 Chairperson, to address the academic support needs of NSBE members.

Leadership

The significance of regional leadership is vividly illustrated throughout Region One’s history, underscoring its pivotal role in bridging the gap between national boards and chapter levels. The often-underestimated connection that regional leadership provides should be exemplified.

To showcase our regional leadership within Region One, the Communications Zone will collaborate closely with the regional board. Together, they will determine the most effective ways to broadcast their counterparts’ efforts as they navigate their journey during the 2024-2025 term.

An achievement of note currently highlighted by Region One is the appointment of their 2024-2025 Regional Chairperson, whose dedication to the R.I.S.E. initiative (Rebuild, Invigorate, Support, and Engage) reflects the region’s commitment to sustaining its momentum. Through tireless efforts, she has assembled a fully supportive regional board aligned with her vision, paving the way for significant success.

In the past, we have successfully hosted RLC, FLC, and SBM events, and we are excited to announce our plans to reintroduce them in the upcoming 2024-2025 period.

Events

In the past, we have successfully hosted RLC, FLC, and SBM events, and we are excited to announce our plans to reintroduce them in the upcoming 2024-2025 period.

Programs

A few programs highlighted under Academic Excellence

  • The renowned Academic Tech Bowl competition challenges teams to showcase their understanding of principles covered in the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT) examination.
  • The Technical Research Exhibition is a chance to highlight the technical accomplishments of our fellow NSBE researchers through presentations of their projects.
  • The study buddy system will be created to have chapters work with one another to develop and coordinate events and share resources (transportation, supplies, etc.) to sustain their common goal of being stronger chapters and having their members gain the necessary skills to become practicing engineers.

A few programs highlighted under Academic Excellence

  • The renowned Academic Tech Bowl competition challenges teams to showcase their understanding of principles covered in the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT) examination.
  • The Technical Research Exhibition is a chance to highlight the technical accomplishments of our fellow NSBE researchers through presentations of their projects.
  • The study buddy system will be created to have chapters work with one another to develop and coordinate events and share resources (transportation, supplies, etc.) to sustain their common goal of being stronger chapters and having their members gain the necessary skills to become practicing engineers.

Highlights

This year, we’re excited to announce that some events will be held in person. These include a competition, college panels, and a panel of professionals outside of NSBE.

Each collegiate chapter will host a college panel, providing NSBE Jr. members with the opportunity to engage with representatives from colleges across Region I.

In addition to these in-person events, conferences will remain a major aspect of our programming. The annual Fall Regional Conference will feature numerous technical workshops designed to equip NSBE Jr. members with valuable skills for their future endeavors.

To achieve our goal, we are revamping the retention program to become an accessible resource for chapters aiming to enhance their academic and professional engineering skills.

In light of the current situation, we are planning in-person programs focused on establishing academic mentorship within chapters. These programs will be open to NSBE’s extensive network of professionals, upperclassmen, and NSBE Jr. members. They will promote cross-functional collaboration and encourage the enrichment of technical and professional skills through workshops, competitions, interactive activities, and scholarships.

The Technical Research Exhibition is a chance to highlight the technical accomplishments of our fellow NSBE researchers through presentations of their projects.

The renowned Academic Tech Bowl competition challenges teams to showcase their understanding of principles covered in the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT) examination.

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