The George Mason National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter received the Region 2 Small Chapter of the Year Award. The award was presented to Mason NSBE members at the NSBE national convention held March 23 – March 27 in Anaheim, California.
The award is a testament to the hard work the GMU – NSBE executive board has done this academic year to serve the Black STEM community on campus and uphold the NSBE mission.
The GMU – NSBE chapter hosted various social, academic, and career development events for STEM majors to have fun and bond with their peers, while strengthening their professional development skills. Events included a Spa Destress, Black History Month Jeopardy, Career Fair Prep, and an Engineering Career Panel. The chapter also hosted a month long Python coding workshop for beginners.
NSBE gives students the opportunity to pursue leadership positions and enhance team building skills. Members participate and plan academic and professional events that enhance technical skillsets and prepare them for future careers in STEM.
Founded in 1992, GMU – NSBE is the premier organization for African American students pursuing STEM degrees at George Mason. According to Mason NSBE members, being part of the organization is an important asset to bring together STEM students across various disciplines.