A Pathway to Empowerment

Accelerate your growth with NSBE's tailored programs.

Pre-College Initiative

The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program ignites the passion for STEM in K–12 students, offering them immersive experiences in technical competitions, academic growth, and leadership development. 

Fueling STEM’s future, NSBE’s Pre-College Initiative (PCI) inspires K-12 students towards higher education, technology, and leadership. We amplify young minds’ academic and technical skills, envisioning PCI as an incubator for academic excellence. Through varied programs, NSBE chapters drive the PCI mission.

At the heart of PCI lies NSBE Jr., our membership tailored for pre-college students and institutions. NSBE Jr. is pivotal, directly benefiting from our initiatives and focusing on elevating STEM education for African American and underrepresented students. It’s our key tool for shaping future leaders and innovators. Explore the vibrant activities awaiting your child in our NSBE Jr. chapters!


Programs are at the core of NSBE’s mission, and the collegiate programs are the foundation of the organization.

Black Excellence Engineered

We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.