* Why it was started? – To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel
academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community
– Membership is open to all undergraduates or graduate students
– Membership is one year from August 1 to July 31 the following year
Some of the Benefits
***Some of the programs we have***
Members of the e-board
* Tufts Chapter is in Region 1
Our chapter email is: tuftsNSBE1415@gmail.com
Shoot us an email if you have any questions or if you want to give feedback about the running of the club; we would appreciate
it a lot as that helps us bring better programming.
o Conducted by Cameron
o If you are interested in helping to plan then contact Cameron: Cameron.firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Your help will be greatly appreciated
– Draper technical Challenge Competition
o Final Submission October 29, 2014.
o You must be a NSBE member
– MIT technology and policy graduate program
o Victoria Clark – tufts/SWE alumnus
o Monday November 3rd 8-9pm
o Anderson 312
– NSBE/ Engineering Mentors
o Navy Presentation
§ Monday, November 10th Open block
§ Location TBD
o Great if you are interested in nuclear engineering
– International Student Internship Workshop and Internship Grant Info Session
o Wednesday, November 5, 12-100 pm, Dowling 745A
§ Learn how to find an internship
– Graduate Student Panel
o Chiamaka is on-board
– International Chapter Buddy System
o As you know our chapter is in region one and statistics show that the region consists of about 80% international students
o Each month we are hoping to connect with other chapters in our region and expand our networks
– End of the Semester Dinner is coming up soon
– More speakers]]>
The Technical Challenge Competition
o Sponsor: Draper Laboratory of Cambridge MS
o Competitors: NSBE region 1 collegiate members
What: 500 – 750 word technical proposal & presentation
Why: Showcase your innovation, problem solving, technical writing and presentation skills
How To Participate:
– Individuals submissions only
– Register on Competition site – www.draper.com/NSBE/
– 4 finalists will be selected
– Propose a technical approach to the problem
– Experimental procedures and intended analysis
– Preliminary design and testing
– Systems level design
– Real, open challenges, there isn’t an ‘answer’
– Propose a first step or a path to the solution
– Challenge Problem Topics:
o Rapid Prototyping
o Cyber Threats
o Conservation of Energy
o Detect Allergens
o Biological Epidemic
o Navigation Systems
– August 22, 2014: Challenge Questions Posted
– Deadline: October 29, 2014
– Contact email for Erica Barnett: email@example.com
Career Expo and Networking Mixer
– Tuesday, October 7, 2014| 5.00pm – 8:00p.m at Draper’s campus. One Hampshire St Cambridge MA 02139
o Dress code: Business casual
Also just as a reminder, to enter the competition you have to be a registered NSBE member. The prize for first place is $2000, followed by $1000 for second place and finally $500 for third place. This is a very fun thing to do guys and so we strongly recommend it as last year there were only 12 people who submitted their proposals! Its $2k and the chances of winning it are high. If you need more info go on the website that is in the minutes.
After logging in, go to Students -> Scholarships -> Scholarship Vault. Peruse the scholarships, ensuring that your are qualified to apply. To apply, select the “apply” link listed next to the scholarship. These will take you out of the Scholarship Vault, and into “your account,” where you can apply. Be aware that you will need to upload a resume, transcript, and most likely a short essay.
Go to http://careers.nsbe.org. Once there, fill out your personal account information. This is a little tedious, but it will make sure employers can search for your talents. Then, to search for Jobs, go to Jobs -> Search Jobs. The search filters sometimes filter too much, so if you do not see any results, try widening your search. To get an idea of what is out there, remove all filters and click through all jobs.
Keep in mind that more jobs will be posted as the semester/year progresses!
As you may recall, Tufts NSBE will be hosting an Alumni Networking Event on November 3rd! We have started planning for this event, but we will need your help to make it go as smoothly as possible.
We will be forming a planning committee. Committee members will have the following responsibilities:
– Formulating guest list (alums, current students, professors, and companies)
– Budget Planning
– Publicizing the event
– Coordinating with OCL
This is a unique chance to be behind the scenes for a networking event. This means that you will be reaching out to companies, professors, and alumns–you can get your name and face out there even before the Alumni Networking Night.
If you’re interested in being on the committee, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, if you want NSBE to cover your expenses for National Convention next semester, you’ll need to contribute meaningfully to several club events throughout the course of the year.
Programs Chair, Class of 2015
o It is going to be fun so please come out for this networking opportunity
o Board games.
o If you have suggestions shoot the e-board an email about any activities/games we can do for the mixer that would be fun for everyone – Tuftsnsbe1415@gmail.com
o If you guys are interested in practicing elevator speeches and just getting general advice about how to navigate the career fair, just reach out to one of the e-board members and we will be a great resource for you
o Cameron will be sending out emails regarding committees
o See email sent by Cameron for more info
o A walk for education (AWFE) – Outreach to introduce black students in the surrounding communities
Hope you guys have a great week ahead
A quick reminder on how to register: head over to nsbe.org and select “Join NSBE” at the top of the page. You are a collegiate member. Select Tufts University on the drop down and fill out the necessary information.
Once you’ve done this, go to MyNSBE -> Your Profile. Scroll down to Current GPA and submit your GPA–don’t forget to save! Then, to confirm your GPA, upload your unofficial transcript at http://www.nsbe.org/Assets/Transcript-Submission.aspx.
If your GPA is above 3.0, you’re eligible for discounts and other perks. And, enough members of our chapter submit their GPAs, we are eligible for a monetary prize.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Cameron Jackson (email@example.com)]]>
I hope everyone has learned something during our event with Robin Kahan yesterday. I strongly encourage that you visit her and have your resume reviewed before the Career Fair on Wednesday, October 1st, 12 – 3 pm in Gantcher Center. You may schedule an appointment with her or visit her during drop-in hours (http://careers.tufts.edu/contact/). NSBE has a resume book associated with Tufts Career Center. If you would like to be included in the NSBE resume book, please send me your resume as a .doc or .docx file with the subject line “NSBE Resume Book.”
On another note, NSBE will be co-hosting “Ferguson IS NOT a Metaphor: What “State” of Equality ” with PAA on Tuesday, September 30th at 8:00 pm in the Alumnae Lounge. It will be a discussion about the murder of Michael Brown and the current uproar in Ferguson. See the Facebook event for more details (https://www.facebook.com/events/1482656145335083/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1).
If you haven’t done so already, sign-up to be an official NSBE member at nsbe.org. For registration, choose the Collegiate membership and Tufts University. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If your team won NSBE Jeopardy during the GIM, send your receipts to Alex, our treasurer, to be reimbursed. One of the greatest benefits of membership is the National Convention, which is free for Tufts NSBE members! This year it will be in Anaheim, CA (next to Disneyland!). Many of our members have received paid internships from this convention!
Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 29th, 8 – 9 p.m. in Anderson 312. A reminder will be sent out closer to that time.]]>