Region 4 Fall Regional Conference 2018

This year’s Region IV FRC will be held from October 26-28, 2018 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. This conference will utilize the many different resources the society holds in order to instill the pillars of the organization into the membership. (Professional development, academic excellence, and community impact). Through activities designed specifically to engage and enhance the membership, FRC will provide its attendees unique opportunities and tools in order to succeed in professionalism and academia. As part of our Chair’s Directives this FRC we will be working on Improving the Membership Experience and Increasing Exposure by focusing in on engaging the regional NSBE Jr. and Collegiate membership. We will also be looking to increase our regional exposure by increasing our engagement within the local community. With the class of 2025 currently in their sophomore year of high school, it is imperative that we are increasing engineering enrollment though STEM exposure while retaining current engineering students.
I encourage our attendance to utilize all the resources this convention has to offer. I also encourage all to reach out of their comfort zone and network across chapters and membership classification barriers.
On behalf of Region IV, I would also like to thank the city of Cleveland in advance for hosting us on one of the greatest FRC’s in Region IV’s History! I am looking forward to seeing you all at FRC.
Fo’ Solid!
Jered C. Butler
FRC Chair

National Convention 2018

Save the Date for NSBE44. The National Society of Black Engineers 44th Annual Convention (#NSBE44) will take place March 21-March 25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The convention demonstrates NSBE’s commitment to lead the United States in graduating 10,000 Black engineers annually by 2025.
The Annual Convention showcases Black students and professionals who have a passion for STEM, who are high achievers in these fields and who are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society at large. #NSBE44 will attract more than 10,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators, representatives of more than 200 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
The convention will feature high-profile speakers, panel discussions, dynamic workshops, networking sessions, community engagement events, technical and scientific competitions, hands-on engineering and science activities and the premier career fair geared toward African Americans in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 

Entrepreneurship and Startups Workshop

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Please join NSBE Detroit Professionals at Spacelab Detroit on Thursday October 5th from 6-9 pm.
Spacelab Detroit is located on the 7th floor of 607 Shelby St Detroit Michigan 48226. Spacelab Detroit is a new, beautifully renovated, black owned, co-working space downtown. Please see attachment for more details including speaker biographies.
We will have experienced and successful business owners speak on entreprenuership and startups. If you want to speak to successful entrepreneurs please join us. If you want to know how startups work or how some raise money for their startup businesses without working full time then you should come to this event.
Food and refreshments will be served.
Thank you
Julian Bates
NSBE Detroit Professionals – Chair

COMPES Professional Development Conference

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Please join us for the award winning COMPES-PDC (Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies Professional Development Conference)!!! Registration is NOW OPEN!! 
COMPES is comprised of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and they organize a Professional Development Conference (PDC) each year.
[WHEN]
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
[WHERE]
Ford Powertrain Engineering, Driveline & Manufacturing, 29500 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150
[BACKGROUND]

  • Ford Motor Company is the 2017 host corporate sponsor of COMPES PDC
  • The theme of the conference this year is “Self-Driven Success”
  • Kimberly Pittel, Ford Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering will be the keynote speaker
  • Anne Bonney, Speaker and Coach from The John Maxwell Team will be the motivational speaker

[Registration details]

  • Register ONLINE by clicking on REGISTRATION when visiting WWW.COMPESPDC.ORG
  • Cost: 40$ for SWE, NSBE, SHPE, IEEE members and for Platinum and Gold sponsors
  • Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2017

 
The COMPES PDC is being led by Ford members of WiPD and WiM along with Industry partners from SWE, NSBE, SHPE. COMPES PDC allows the ability to network with 200+ professional engineers from private (e.g., automotive, energy, etc.) and public (government) sectors.  Although many are minority professionals, NSBE, SHPE, and SWE are planning this professional development conference for all engineers.  Of previous conference attendees, 80% named networking as one of the benefits and reasons to attend.  There will be sessions on technical topics, soft skills, and on developing tools for personal and professional growth. Previous Conference Sample Survey Feedback – Met/Exceeded Expectations for 98% of previous attendees!
•             “Great information presented in fun and dynamic ways”
•             “I am more energized and feel ready to take on the world”
•             “Wonderful experience”
•             “The environment was inspirational”

General Body Meeting March 2017

 
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We will be having our general body meeting next month on Friday March 10th at the University of Detroit Mercy-McNichols Campus. This meeting is very important because it will be our last general body meeting for this year. I would like to see all of you there if at all possible. Brian Thomas “The Professional Development Trailblazer”, will be our speaker, and I would like to have a great turnout for this event. For more information on Brian, please go to www.brianthomasspeaks.com. Dinner will be served.

The meeting will be at the University of Detroit-Mercy McNichols Campus, inside the Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Classroom, located on the 2nd floor of the Briggs Building. *Note: the McNichols entrance will be closed. Please use the entrance off Livernois.* See the attached map for directions.
Also, we will be collecting toiletries for the Detroit Phoenix Center that evening. Please bring your donations to the meeting, and encourage others to do the same as well, so that we can give to those in need.

I appreciate everyone’s cooperation and contribution in making this event and year a success.
RSVP on Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nsbe-detroit-professionals-general-body-meeting-tickets-32246443982

COMPES Professional Development Conference

 
 
COMPES Professional Development Conference is coming on May 20th, 2017. This one-day conference is presented by the Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies (NSBE, SHPE, and SWE) and will take place at Ford Motor Company’s Livonia facility. Stay tuned for more details.

NSBE at GE

The National Society of Black Engineers and GE are partnering together for a night of Career Opportunity and Professional Development. Come and gain valuable insight from GE employees, and also learn more about job opportunities at GE. Join us on Friday, November 4th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the GE Digital Thread Hub (1 Village Center Drive, Van Buren Township, MI). RSVP IS MANDATORY FOR THIS EVENT. You will not be allowed into the building if you do not RSVP in advance. Registration on Eventbrite will close on November 1st at 11:59 pm.


Register on Eventbrite here: NSBE GE Professional Development Event

 
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COMPES Professional Development Conference

**Registration closes April 19**

 

It’s time to register for the 2016 COMPES Professional Development Conference!  “AMP UP YOUR CAREER” with this one-day conference featuring exciting speakers and breakout sessions.  SWE members receive discounted registration!

·  Learn from experts on current technical topics from cybersecurity to the smart grid, alternative energy to automated vehicles. 

·  Unlock the secrets of the HR Department, and access resources to aid in your career planning and advancement.

·  Craft your elevator speech, hone soft skills like communication and persuasion, and learn to protect your intellectual property as an engineer.

·  Network over breakfast and lunch (included) with other professionals from SWE, NSBE, SHPE, and our sponsor companies.

Where: DTE Energy, 1 Energy Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226

When: Saturday, April 23, 20167:30am – 4pm

Visit www.COMPESPDC.org today to register.