The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community".
The vision of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Alumni Extension, Greenbelt Space Chapter (GSC), is to:
NSBE partners with various organizations, giving members the ability to connect with specialized groups. Identify your passion, choose the category of greatest interest and join a Special Interest Group (SIG).
As a part of our community outreach efforts, NSBE-GSC members routinely visit local schools in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia to support their STEM programs, Career Fairs and Science Fair Competitions.
Opportunities are presented throughout the year for participants to strengthen their professional engineering skills, gain personal development resources and network with the NSBE community.
The Greenbelt Space Chapter (GSC) of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was founded in September 2004 by Damon Bradley, an Electrical Engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). GSFC is one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers located throughout the US. Goddard Space Flight Center is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Goddard is home to scientists, engineers, technicians, managers, and the necessary financial and administrative staff to support the Earth science, space science, and exploration projects.
Damon was very active in the student chapter of NSBE during his undergraduate studies in Pennsylvania. Through this experience, Damon learned firsthand the importance, significance, and impact of the NSBE organization. This prompted him to begin the NSBE-GSC during his second year of employment.