Black engineers vow to graduate thousands
OW Staff Writer | 2/9/2017, midnight
In recognition of the movie “Hidden Figures,” the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has launched a nationwide campaign entitled #BlackSTEMLikeMe and designed to graduate 10,000 African Americans with bachelor degrees in engineering annually by 2025.
“NSBE is very excited about this campaign, which makes a conscious effort to highlight Black men and women in STEM and show young Black boys and girls that this is a career path that it’s cool for them to pursue,” said NSBE National Secretary Racheida Lewis. “Being a member of NSBE has enabled me and many other Black students to successfully complete engineering and other STEM-related degree programs. And it has empowered me to pursue my passion of educating others about STEM through initiatives such as #BlackSTEMLikeMe.”
NSBE encourages parents and caregivers to expose youth to STEM by sharing STEM stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Snapchat or via the BlackSTEMLIKE ME.nsbe.org website using the #BlackSTEMLikeMe hashtag, by tweeting STEM stories including visuals using the Black STEM hashtag; by posting STEM stories to personal Facebook pages; by emailing text and video for blog posts to BlackSTEMLikeMe@nsbe.org for posting on the organizations website. You can also learn more about upcoming events at BlackSTEMLikeMe.nsbe.org. For more information, ontact (703) 549-2207.