The following article appeared on Black Gives Back on December 20, 2011.

On December 10, 2011, the Washington D.C. Metro Area Alumni Chapter of the National Society of
Black Engineers (NSBE-AEDC) held a Holiday Networking Fundraiser at Tabaq Bistro. The “Majestic
Night” Holiday Party celebrated the contributions of NSBE-AEDC members and volunteers; as well as
provided a festive environment for networking between technical professionals. Proceeds from the
gathering, supported the Washington Mathematics Science and Technology (WMST) Public Charter High
School ( of D.C.

Founded in 1998, WMST is a leading public charter high school in the District of Columbia. WMST is
ranked as one of the top schools in the U.S. by Newsweek; and has a 99 percent graduation rate. For
more information about WMST visit

NSBE-AEDC has adopted several schools in the District of Columbia and surrounding counties in MD and
VA. Members of the chapter and its affiliates are committed to positivity impacting the community by
providing funding support for education and by promoting public awareness of science and engineering.
Visit to find out more about the chapter’s initiatives.