The National Society of Black Engineers is a 24,000+ member organization, founded in 1975, that supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate/pre-collegiate students and professionals in the engineering disciplines. NSBE currently offers Special Interested Groups (SIG) to advance NSBE’s global impact in targeted industry verticals. The Aerospace SIG promotes internal and external technical excellence within a defined framework that includes: Research, Outreach, Advocacy, and Development.

These focused initiatives build a R.O.A.D. map to help partners and members develop talents and relevant core competencies for their industry segment verticals. 


AIAA and NSBE Aerospace Special Interest Group Present A Tribute to Service: Community, Country, and Humanity

AIAA and Aerospace Special Interest Group of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE Aerospace SIG) recognized several Americans who exemplify Dr. King’s concept of service and demonstrate the contributions that are possible when people are given the opportunity to serve their community, country, and humanity. AIAA and NSBE Aerospace SIG joined forces with leading non-profit aerospace educational and career development contributors and the following key collaborators to remember Dr. King: Legacy Bridges STEM Academy, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), and The University of Texas at Dallas

Future Workforce Workshop

Aerospace Special Interest Group of the National Society of Black Engineers participated in an interactive workshop hosted by AIAA's Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics Group

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce, Part I

AIAA  in partnership the Aerospace Special Interest Group of the National Society of Black Engineers convened an interactive panel to discuss institutional transformations that address challenges and provide opportunities for African Americans within the aerospace workforce pipeline. Experts representing government, academia, and industry highlighted examples of initiatives and resources for K-12 and youth development, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and workplace DEI programs. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Aerospace Community and Workforce, Part 2

AIAA hosted an interactive session focused on discussing the experiences of women in the aerospace community.  This session was developed in collaboration with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers. Leaders from professional engineering societies addressed the opportunities and challenges faced by their members and highlighted ongoing work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Aerospace SIG Guest Panelists

OBAP Courageous Conversations Series: An Aerospace Industry Town Hall on Race in America

National Society of Black Engineer's Aerospace Special Interest Group supported a segment within the series of Courageous Conversations hosted by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals address issues and solutions to eliminating racial injustice within the aerospace industry and in the communities where we live and work. 

Space Futures Forum: “How WE SHARE SPACE” 

(International Day of Space Flight)

NSBE served as Moderator and Panelist for a Space Futures Forum focused on how we continue increased space engagement across Africa and the Caribbean. Learn on the conference site: SPACE FUTURES FORUM

Collaborative Engagements and Outreach

NSBE Participates in the Aurelia Gateway Program

National Society of Black Engineers' Aerospace Special Interest Group participates in forums that increase access to human space flight research through the Aurelia Institute's zero-gravity parabolic flight mission, AU Horizon 2022. 

NSBE Aerospace SIG Researcher and fliers Kendra Rivers, Zemichael Gebeyehu, and Kalyn Hopkins represent NSBE within Aurelia Institute’s Gateway Program.

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