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Tech’s NSBE chapter enjoys another year of success at annual conference

March 31, 2019

group photo of 2019 NSBE Banquet attendees

Indiana Tech’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) returned from the March 27-30 NSBE Annual Conference with several significant honors.

As an organization, Indiana Tech’s NSBE chapter was named National Chapter of the Year for Retention and was recognized for having the Most Improved GPA in Region IV, which is comprised of schools from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

In addition, current chapter president, Cameron Owens, and current vice president, Cierra Gates, ran for and earned regional board positions. The process required that they deliver election platforms to the entire region, which included demanding question-and-answer sessions. Both students represented successfully, as Owens was named Regional Finance Chair and Gates was named Regional Membership Chair.

The Indiana Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was chartered in 2005. Since then, the organization has had a steady presence on campus in order to fulfill the NSBE mission statement, which is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”