Welcome to the National Society of Black Engineers – Lehigh University Chapter! NSBE Lehigh has been dedicated to its national mission since 1984 when it was first chartered. NSBE Lehigh is one of the oldest culturally-invested organizations that is focused on student professional development at Lehigh University. Throughout the academic year on South Mountain, our membership works towards furthering national and regional directives. Our chapter seeks to forge new campus and municipal partners to further inspire young people into STEM disciplines and graduate with a STEM degree. In addition, NSBE Lehigh hosts a number of events on Lehigh’s campus to celebrate diversity and encourage retention of black students in engineering.
Our chapter is in the Danger Zone of Region II of the Society and maintains an active presence in chapter-level and regional-level leadership. Other nearby NSBE chapters are Delaware State University, Drexel University, Lincoln University, Temple University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University. Our chapter regularly attends Zone Summits, Regional Conferences, and Annual Convention each year. At these professional meetings, our members have the opportunity to trigger their innovative skills through workshops, present their academic research, experience technical incubators, network with like-minded individuals, and interact with hiring professionals for internships and full time positions.
NSBE Lehigh rests most of its focus on the well-rounded development of its members through workshops, meet-and-greets with local engineering professionals, and study session clustering. We also cater to the academic development of youth in the Lehigh Valley area. We support a NSBE Pre-College Initiative youth chapter; our members regularly interact with younger students. Encouraging youth to make STEM education a first priority is the core motivation behind our national mission statement.