The DMV NSBE, Jr. Chapter is a Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) which is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K–12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Students are exposed to engineering through a year-round STEM program that includes competitions in robotics, wind turbine energy challenges, math and designing cities of the future.
Math is the basis of all things STEM. Without math proficiency students will have difficulty being successful in robotics & other STEM related endeavors. DMV NSBE, Jr. Chapter’s PCI program will provide activities to help students discover first-hand how math, engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.
Please take a moment to learn more about us by exploring our website. We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in joining our DC Metro Area Chapter; Volunteering as a Mentor or Coach; being a Guest Speaker; or becoming a Sponsor!
2300 6th Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20001, United States
**All DMV NSBE, Jr. chapter activities occur in LK Downing Engineering Hall & Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University. Team practices, leadership workshops, coding classes & other chapter activities occur at varied times on the weekends; dependent on parent-coach schedules.
Chapter Meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month (5pm-6pm)
**Additional details on team & enrichment class schedules can be found in the scheduling section of each program tab.
Although she's one of Chapter Advisors & a coach to her daughter's First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Team, Dr. Aprille Ericsson is a talented Aerospace Engineer with NASA Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, MD.
As Vice President of Access & Success with The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Dr. Anderson served on a research team under the advisory of Dr. Karl Reid, Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers presenting "A Snapshot of Diversity in Degrees Conferred in Engineering" a new study which looks at diversity in engineering.
Dr. Anderson shared, that "Ironically, while doing my research for this study, what I found showed me why programs like NSBE Jr are so vital for students of color - especially girls; further reinforcing my decision to ensure that my children were in this NSBE, Jr. chapter!"
Dr. Anderson uses his engineering skills to serve as one of our awesome parent coaches of his daughter's First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Teams.
Learn more in the December 2018 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Minorities Underrepresented in Earning Engineering Degrees.
Meet Noah Yared, son of DMV NSBE, Jr. Chapter Advisor, Sehine Gizaw. Noah is currently an Aerospace Engineering, Freshman at CalTech University and alumni of School Without Walls HS, in DC -
Class of 2018.
As a senior at Walls, Noah was extensively involved in STEM, having joined and gained leadership positions in nearly all the STEM clubs at Walls. Noah’s passion for STEM exceeded the walls of HS, with him taking classes with university students at George Washington University (GWU) while concurrently working with professors as a research assistant at the university’s transportation engineering lab to help develop intelligent driverless cars. His extensive involvement and avid work in STEM allowed him to hold several engineering internships at Yale University, As a QuestBridge Scholar, Noah received approximately $300,000 in scholarship to attend California Institute of Technology - Caltech, the 3rd highest ranked university in the world after Oxford and Cambridge.
Before heading off to CalTech, Noah was dedicated to helping our Chapter President start DMV NSBE, Jr.
Galactic Archaeology: Kirby Group at CalTech Noah's excited & looking forward to attending his 1st NSBE National Convention in Detroit, MI
We're sorry schedules didn't permit you to join us and 250+ other families at our Open House. Membership registration for the 2019-20 NSBE Season is Now Open through July 19th. Please take some time on our website to learn more our chapter & the various programs offered for K-12 scholars in the DC Metro Area. Visit the Membership or Join NSBE sections of this website to become a member of the DMV NSBE, Jr. Village.