History & Objectives

Since its founding by six visionary leaders in 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, has grown to more than 32,000 members globally, blossoming into a leading force in the lives of technical professionals and students on college campuses worldwide. NSBE DC Professionals was established in 1989 and officially chartered in 1990 with 20 members led by Harold Goodridge, its first president and a current member of the chapter today. The chapter has been active in the region for nearly 30 years with a strong indelible legacy of excellence and dedication to our members and the community.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. In this world, Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.

Our Mission

The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE Professionals) is to increase the number of culturally responsible students who excel academically to also succeed professionally and thereby make a positive impact in the community.


Develop the technical and professional skills of our members

Function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black engineering and technical professionals

Stimulate and develop student interest in STEM disciplines

Increase and retain the number of minorities studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

Promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for the black community in the professions


It is now more important than ever for people of color to be given access to opportunities to showcase their talent and entrepreneurial spirit. Even during times of layoffs and pandemics, NSBE is working hard to support our 20,000+ members.
Do your part to help build and sustain your future by helping us sustain ours!
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