NSBE Launches #BlackSTEMLikeMe Campaign
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) wants to remind the world of just how much African-Americans have contributed to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Leveraging the great popularity of the hit film, Hidden Figures, NSBE launched #BlackStemLikeMe to encourage Black students and professionals in STEM to share their stories and passions and bring visibility to the important work they do for the world.
“NSBE is very excited about this campaign, which makes a conscious effort to highlight Black men and women in STEM and show young Black boys and girls that this is a career path that it’s cool for them to pursue,” said NSBE national secretary Racheida Lewis in a press release sent to JETMAG.com.
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“This campaign proves, once again, the power of good partnerships: combining NSBE members’ grassroots activism and dedication to our mission with the resources of other socially progressive organizations,” NSBE Executive Director Karl W. Reid, Ed.D said.
NSBE has 278 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad. It is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
For more information and to get involved in the campaign, visit BlackSTEMLikeMe.nsbe.org.