Black engineers meet in Toronto
The National Society of Black Engineers is holding its annual convention in Toronto this year.To be held March...
The National Society of Black Engineers is holding its annual convention in Toronto this year.
To be held March 31 through April 4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, this will be the first international convention in the society’s 35-year history.
One of the keynote speakers will be Michael Lee-Chin, the Jamaican-Canadian head of Portland Holdings who donated $30 million to the new “Crystal” addition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A spokesperson from NSBE said, “The convention in Toronto is a good thing for NSBE because it legitimizes the organization as a true international entity that cares about engineering a global impact, which is this year’s convention theme. Additionally, it creates and increases the global perspective of the membership as we embrace the global community in education, technology, culture and business.”
The National Society of Black Engineers has more than 33,00 members and is one of the largest student-managed organizations in the U.S. It has 450 chapters.
Its mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”