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The National Society of Black Engineers Fact Sheet

* The founding NSBE chapter began at Purdue University in 1976

* The founding fathers of NSBE are famously known as the Chicago Six of which are: Anthony Harris, Brian Harris, Edward Coleman, Stanley Kirtley, George Smith, and John Logan, Jr

* The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers to excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community

* NSBE is a Non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering and technical students and professionals

* NSBE offers leadership training, professional and academic development, mentoring opportunities, community service outreach programs and scholarships

* NSBE programs include career fairs, graduate school fairs, technical research projects, academic competitions, scholarships and awards

* The symbols of NSBE are two lightning bolts and a torch

* The nation's largest student-managed society with over 400 chapters divided into six regions and governed by a national executive board

* NSBE hosts 18 regional conferences, an international conference and national convention which draws over 10,000 people

* Has more than 33,000 members including over 9,500 pre-college students

* The Motherland Region is Region IV, which the Rose-Hulman Chapter is included

* A professional staff of 23 operate the NSBE World Headquarters Office. Located in Alexandria, VA, headquarters serves as the central point of operations

* NSBE is supported by a Board of Corporate Affiliates and major sponsors of Fortune 500 Corporations

* NSBE produces two publications: NSBE Magazine and NSBE The Bridge Magazine

* NSBE's first international convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 31st to April 4th, 2010.

* The current National Chair Person of the 2009-2010 year is Stacyann P. Russell