Engineers Week: ‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Generation of Black Engineers’

In honor of Engineers’ Week (Feb. 22–26), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will celebrate by launching a series of activities and online campaigns promoting African Americans in engineering.

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During the start of Engineers Week, the NSBE will feature on its homepage (at www.nsbe.org) content about black engineers and the various subgroups in NSBE, including the society’s Special Interests Groups, collegiate and NSBE Jr. membership, and NSBE Professionals.

The “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event will feature LaTisha Durham, a computer and systems engineer who has worked extensively with the Naval Air Systems Command. Durham will interact with girls across NSBE’s website and social media to encourage them in engineering and STEM studies and career paths.

Be 1 of 10,000, is another campaign to increase the number of black engineering graduates. Visitors to the campaign’s landing page can take a pledge to help NSBE meet its 10-year goal for U.S. colleges and universities which is to graduate 10,000 black engineers annually, with bachelor’s degrees by 2025.

“Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to raise a generation of black engineers,” says …read more      

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