2016-2018 Our mission at NSBE – SJP is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers, who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” The chapter has retooled and restructured such that we can meet some of the vast needs of South Jersey in the various Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas. Among our primary initiatives are the development of various Pre-College Initiatives (PCI) and the establishment of Jr. NSBE chapters throughout the South Jersey area that set the stage for programs such as; Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK), TRY-MATH-A-LON (TMAL), and the High School Team Engineering Design Competition. NSBE – SJP has successfully developed an "Air Traffic Control Airway Science and Engineering Program (ATCASEP)." Annually, our chapter proudly awards scholarships to worthy South Jersey High School students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the area(s) of STEM. Sincerely yours, Jeffrey Henderson NSBE-SJP President
History When Kevin Wideman, Letitia Peters and Sabra Townsend decided to attend a NSBE picnic given by the Greater Philadelphia Alumni Extension (AE) chapter in the summer of 1989, they never envisioned that it would lead to an energetic and viable chapter just a few miles down the road. But that is just what happened.
After attending that outing, they were all very interested in becoming members of NSBE. They decided to start a chapter in the South Jersey area. The NSBE-AE South Jersey chapter was officially chartered in the fall of 1989 by a group of energetic engineers and scientists at the FAA Technical Center in the Atlantic City, NJ area.
THE TORCH The NSBE torch symbolizes our everlasting burning desire to achieve success in this competitive society and to affect a positive change on the quality of life for all people. The lightning bolt represents the striking impact that will be felt by the Society and industry due to the contributions and accomplishments made by dedicated members of the National Society of Black Engineers. The official colors of "The Torch" are as follows: The "N" is green - Pantone The letters "SBE" & the handle of The Torch shall be black The flame of The Torch shall be red The lightning bolts shall be yellow