Educational Institutions

NSBE Houston Professionals

  • Houston, TX
  • http://nsbe-hae.org/

Mission Statement

The National Society of Black Engineers' mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

As a great outlet for community involvement, we provide our members with an avenue to directly impact their surrounding community. Within the last year, our members have had the chance to contribute over 1000 volunteer hours directly impacting the local Houston community. We are also proud that our impact to our community and our professional members has been recognized nationally by NSBE. Our chapter was awarded the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Region V Chapter of the Year, along with being awarded the 2014 and 2016 Pre Collegiate Initiative Chapter of the Year. We work hard to ensure that we meet our mission statement, by helping minorities in STEM fields, excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

Main Programs

  1. A Walk For Education (AWFE)
  2. Fresh Start Program
  3. Professional Development University (PDU)
  4. Annual Scholarship Banquet
Service Areas

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Texas

Houston Metro Area

ruling year

2014

Chairperson since 2016

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Mr. Terrence Brown

Vice Chairperson since 2016

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Ms. Jessica Terry

Keywords

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NSBE

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Also Known As

NSBE HP

EIN

76-0352609

 Number

0208208740

Physical Address

PO Box 1636

Houston, TX 77251-1636

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

A Walk For Education (AWFE)

A Walk for Education (AWFE) is a grassroots program in which NSBE Houston Professionals and Collegiate members go door to door in underrepresented minority communities and provide information to residents on college, scholarship information, SAT/ACT preparation tools, NSBE and the benefits of majoring in STEM fields. In addition, Houston Professionals members will network with collegiate members to provide insight into the professional environment, as well as advice on how best to transition into the professional environment. It’s a great way for NSBE HP to connect with the community as well as aspiring STEM professionals.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

$1000.00

Program 2

Fresh Start Program

Fresh Start is a half day of interactive workshops that creatively engages students, ranging from 6th to 12th grade, to explore the many different disciplines in the field of engineering. The main goal of NSBE Fresh Start is to motivate children to set academic goals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It also provides an amazing opportunity for our professional members to serve as role models, and mentors, inspiring the next generation of aspiring engineers and scientist. This is a biannual event, and a jewel of the Houston Professional’s Pre-College initiative.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$2000.00

Program 3

Professional Development University (PDU)

The Professional Development University is designed specifically for NSBE Houston Professional members. It is a one day workshop that allows our members the opportunity to network with other Houston area professionals, while learning various skills designed to maintain a competitive edge in a constantly changing work environment. Workshops cover various topics such as project managing, financial planning, licensing & certifications, entrepreneurship and the benefits of continued education. Our Professional Development University provides an excellent opportunity for our members to come together and collectively share learned experiences, while pressing the need for an individualized list of personal goals.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$2000.00

Program 4

Annual Scholarship Banquet

As a society, our mission is clear, to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers. We strive to accomplish this through various programs and initiatives, but the reality of a college education for many minorities is difficult to obtain due to the rising cost of education. With this motivating factor in mind, we choose to award scholarships on the chapter level.

Our involvement in the Houston black community gives us the unique opportunity to make impactful scholarship contributions to some truly deserving high school & collegiate recipients. We partner with both our sponsors and our NSBE HP members to raise scholarship money either in the form of a NSBE HP scholarship, or a scholarship donated in the name of our sponsors or members choice. The banquet allows us the opportunity to not only acknowledge our recipients achievements, but also connect them with our donating sponsors & members to create long lasting partnerships during their collegiate careers. This past year we are proud to say we were able to award over $4000 in scholarships to eight deserving recipients.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Houston Metro Area

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NSBE Houston Professionals

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Chairperson

Mr. Terrence Brown

Vice Chairperson

Ms. Jessica Terry

BIO

Terrence Brown is the 2016-2017 NSBE Houston Professionals Chair. He has served on the board for four years. Terrence is originally from White Plains, Georgia. He decided to head north to attended college at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for both his bachelor and master degrees in Electrical Engineering. During his tenure, he fell in love with a few organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and of course the National Society of Black Engineers. In NSBE, Terrence was fortunate to serve as Chapter Treasurer, Chapter President and Regional Zone Coordinator (Comfort Zone). After graduation his career placed him in North Carolina, Georgia and finally Houston, Texas in 2012. He believes the NSBE Houston Professionals is a great organization is humbled to have the opportunity to serve its membership with his knowledge, skill set, and dedication as Chair.

STATEMENT FROM THE Chairperson

"Since its inception in April of 1988, the NSBE Houston Professionals, a Professional Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), has dedicated itself to the development of programs that will aid in the professional development of African-American and other ethnic minority professionals, in the field of engineering and engineering technology. These programs will serve to strengthen relationships between professional industry and the African-American community. With a reach of over 1500 professionals in Houston, employed in sectors of oil & gas, real estate, healthcare and other Fortune 500 companies, our members represent the best of Houston's diverse STEM professionals. As an organization, our goal is to promote technical expertise, professionalism, and fellowship amongst studying and practicing engineers and technical professionals.

As a great outlet for community involvement, we provide our members with an avenue to directly impact their surrounding community. Within the last year, our members have had the chance to contribute over 1000 volunteer hours directly impacting the local Houston community. We are also proud that our impact to our community and our professional members has been recognized nationally by NSBE. Our chapter was awarded the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Region V Chapter of the Year, along with being awarded the 2014 and 2016 Pre Collegiate Initiative Chapter of the Year. We work hard to ensure that we meet our mission statement, by helping minorities in STEM fields, excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

The success of many of our events is limited without your potential or continued financial support. We look forward to working with you in the near feature!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jessica Wright

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