A Walk for Education (AWFE)
AWFE is one of the most major programs of NSBE. In this event, teams of individuals travel to designated neighborhoods and go door-to-door, passing out literature at local businesses and meeting places, informing local youth and their parents about lucrative career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and emphasizing the importance of finishing high school and going to college.
Goal: To increase awareness of the opportunities available through education particularly in the STEM fields and to shatter myths about African-Americans in math, science, engineering and other technologies.
Who will benefit? Students of all ages
What will we do? Volunteers will walk door-to-door in a predominantly underrepresented minority communities distributing information about area college admissions, area vocational schools, GED, SAT/ACT, NSBE Resources, and financial aid.
Who can participate? Anyone who believes that education is a good thing: a NSBE member, a Greek sorority and fraternity member, a company representative, a church member, and a college graduate as well as a non-college graduate. All are needed in this effort.
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NSBE WEEK-University of Central Florida
Every year before our Fall Regional Conference (FRC) NSBE UCF hosts NSBE Week. NSBE Week is a growing event for our chapter; the events during that week are created to broadcast all the wonderful assets that NSBE UCF has to offer its members and is used as another form of member retention, member recruitment and spreading our national mission “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers, who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community”. Our NSBE week features events such as Grad vs. Industry, Speed Networking and volunteering at various locations. Please feel free to join us for this week of events and we look forward to seeing you
NSBE UCF workshops are undoubtedly one of the most useful tools that we provide as a chapter. Workshops are created in order to help develop our membership into prize engineers. We target areas such as speech, character development and how to handle your success just to state a few.
NSBE UCF Connect Program
The Connect Program is based on the idea of giving our membership exclusive access to helpful connections only available to NSBE UCF. Our Connect Program includes the Mentor Program, NSBE UCF Road Trip, Book Exchange, Tutor Forum and the Career Center for employment. Each part of the program is designed to address all the areas an engineer would need whether it may be a mentor for guidance, books to save some cash, community service to improve the pipe line, a tutor for some of those difficult classes and employment for the members who would like a job in their field
Technical Out Reach Community Help (T.O.R.C.H.) Center
The Technical Out Reach Community Help (T.O.R.C.H.) Program was developed in 2000 as the National Society of Black Engineer’s solution to bridging the gap between students and the technology that surround them today. The purpose of the T.O.R.C.H. Community Service Initiative is to encourage community service among our membership and communities that are not always exposed to technology. NSBE UCF T.O.R.C.H. Center is located at the High-Tech Tutoring Center. The T.O.R.C.H Center allows our members to have the opportunity to work with middle school as well as high school youth with anything from engineering projects to computer aided programs. Our T.O.R.C.H Center has become such a success that even the Orlando Magic basketball team began taking part in it and has allowed us to spread our wings even further into the community.
Academic Scholars and Achievement Program (A.S.A.P.)
The Academic Scholars and Achievement Program was created by NSBE UCF in order to make students aware of the importance of academic excellence. It is imperative that students maintain first-rate academic standing at their respected institutions and our new program is designed just to do that. The goals for our program include the following:
- Introduce students to new research opportunities and competitions
- Provide weekly study sessions with tutors available on site
- Provide academic seminars for freshmen to help them in their first year
- Make programs such as Guaranteed 4.0 available to members
- Make use of other tutoring centers such as MathLab, SARC and the CECS tutoring center
- Graduate School Seminars
- And more to come!