Cal Poly's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was created to academically and professionally support minority STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) students on campus. As of now, NSBE is the largest University-recognized African American academic and social organization. Our mission, which is memorized and carried out by all members, is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. We carry this out by promoting and exhibiting our five core values of excellence, exposure, community, empathy, and leadership. For two years running Cal Poly's NSBE has been awarded Chapter of the Year at the Annual NSBE convention, showcasing the level of excellence Cal Poly's Black Engineers achieve.
Gifts to the National Society of Black Engineers at Cal Poly promote Black excellence in STEM through a variety of avenues. Most notably, we would love if all our members have the opportunity to attend NSBE's Fall Regional Conference (FRC) as well as the National Convention. Attendance at these events is incredibly valuable as members get the chance to participate in productive skill building workshops, network with industry professionals at the career fair, and showcase your technical prowess by exhibiting a project or competing in various academic events in addition to listen to several motivational keynote addresses delivered by industry leaders. Cost of travel, food, and lodgings for these events can be high and your gift can reduce the financial barrier, allowing more students the opportunity develop academically, culturally, and professionally at these events. Additionally, NSBE provides quarterly scholarships to qualifying members. Ranging from $5 per every A a member achieves to $100 for making the Dean's List, these scholarships mitigate the often high costs of textbooks and lab supplies for our members. Help NSBE continue to empower the next generation of Black engineers!