Integrated Pipeline Program

The NSBE Integrated Pipeline Program (IPP) offers a tailored solution for recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse engineering workforce.


Just as no two organizations are identical, each Integrated Pipeline Program is different — custom-designed in consultations with NSBE’s staff to meet the client’s precise needs and budget. Program objectives and components are selected from a portfolio of proven strategies and are created to suit the partner’s needs, match the partner’s organizational norms and achieve desired results.

For Partners

A NSBE IPP is a way to identify and connect with the brightest, most diverse engineer scholars of the future, as well as a way to position firms and agencies as good, forward-looking citizens in front of employees, customers, and corporate and government decision-makers. 

For Students

Participating in a NSBE IPP provides young aspiring engineers with career readiness skills, access to corporate mentors, financial resources for education, and a cohort experience.

For College Engineering Schools & Departments of Engineering

A NSBE IPP can be an opportunity for institutional capacity-building by continuing relationships with the firms and agencies that are providing their scholars with scholarships and internships, as well as an opportunity to work with NSBE to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.


NSBE/Honeywell Integrated Pipeline Program

This comprehensive program aims to reduce the talent and representation gap among African American technical employment candidates by cultivating the interest and enhancing the preparation of a cohort of rising sophomore engineering students in six designated geographic regions. The financial resources provided by the NSBE/Honeywell Integrated Pipeline Program (NHIPP) along with mentorship and meaningful work experiences will boost the retention and graduation rates of this cohort, and ultimately, provide a candidate pool of highly qualified engineers.

Cummins-NSBE Integrated Pipeline Program

The Cummins-NSBE IPP, funded by a $1.48 million, five-year grant from Cummins, includes scholarship grants and academic and professional development support for NSBE collegiate members from Howard University, Purdue University, and most recently, North Carolina A&T State University. In addition to student support, these institutions receive capacity-building grants to support the development of blended programs that engage institutional and student leaders- including NSBE chapter leaders - to improve student retention and success. The program’s overarching goal is to increase the pool of diverse engineering talent entering the U.S. industrial workforce.

To learn more about starting an Integrated Pipeline Program at your Company, contact Fund Development.

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.
The NSBE membership year spans August 1 – July 31.
The membership fee is nonrefundable. By submitting your membership application, you acknowledge that the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) World Headquarters office is not liable for the collection or refund of any chapter-related fees. These additional fees may include chapter dues and/or tuition.

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at