National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE's mission is to "increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."

Our SDSM&T NSBE chapter serves as a supportive community for minority students in STEM on campus. Established in 2009, we strive to provide professional enrichment, service outlets, and social support for our members.

Our NSBE chapter provides a wide variety of opportunities to help you achieve your goals in STEM and thrive at Mines. These opportunities include:

  • National & Regional Conferences
  • Career Fairs & Job Opportunities
  • Co-Ops & Internships
  • Leadership Training
  • Scholarships
  • Social Events
  • Academic Support
  • Community Service Projects


  • Stimulate and develop student interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)
  • Strive to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Encourage members to seek advanced degrees in engineering or related fields and to obtain professional engineering registrations
  • Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for African Americans and other minorities in that profession
  • Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of African American Engineers
  • NSBE HIGHLIGHTS 2011 - 2012
  • National NSBE Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Clothing Drive, Canned Food Drive, Locks of Love, Habitat for Humanity

2012 - 2013 OFFICERS

NSBE Officers PictureAmitkumar Gautam, President

Henrietta Kasaini, Vice President

Jessica Fair, Secretary

Ashwin Karunaratna, Treasurer

Hai Anh Vo, Public Relations