2014 COMPES – Professional Development Conference

NSBE-DAE Members,

Planning for the 2014 COMPES – Professional Development Conference is underway.  This is a joint event with SWE, NSBE, and SHPE.  Volunteers and speakers are needed.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please email info@compespdc.org.  The COMPES-PDC postcard is attached.
Michelle Larsosa
NSBE-DAE Secretary



Advertising Lead

1) Preparation of conference communication e-mail to volunteers and others.

2) Managing the list of adveritising methods and companies both electronically and hard copy.

Time: 10 hours a month Jan. – Mar.

Opportunity to work with companies and volunteers.


Kelly Services Coordinator

1) Work with the automotive liason from Kelly Services

2) Kelly services is enthusiastic about working at PDC for 2nd year

3) Kelly Services will provide speaker for breakout session and provide confidential career discussions

4) Coordinate with registration and create time table and room availablity for day of event.

Time: 15-20 hours.


Travel Coordinator

1) Coordinate with motivational, capstone, and other potential travelling speakers.

2) Each speaker has different portions convered by COMPES, verify with chair on budget prior to coordination.  Could include travel such as air/car, hotel, and rental car.

Time: 5-10 hours total.


In-Kind Donation Coordinator

1) Coordinate in-kind donation activity

2) Coordinate with Whole Foods and companies giving giveaways.

3) Organize stuffing party, a week before event, put all the giveaways in bags for conference participants.

Time: 10 hours.


Personal and Professional Satisfaction Panel (5 people)

Leadership Panel (5 people)

Satisfaction of Community Volunteering Panel (5 people)
Are you involved in community volunteer work (Soup Kitchen, Church, Professional Organizations, Employee Resource Groups, etc.)?  This is the perfect panel for you!
Breakout Sessions
Looking for dynamic speakers that can captivate an audience of professionals with a focus on our theme: “Focus your Energy: Power your Personal and Professional Life”.

Any questions, please contact: info@compespdc.org

NSBE 40th Annual Convention

NSBE-DAE Members,

The NSBE 40th Annual Convention will take place March 26-30, 2014 in Nashville, TN.  The registration fee for Professional/Alumni Members is $200 and $180 for Professional/Alumni Chapter Officers through January 5, 2014.  The registration fees increase after January5th.  Registration can be done at www.nsbe.org.   
If you have not yet registered and made travel/lodging arrangements for the NSBE 40th Annual Convention, please see the information below.  Please visit http://www.nsbe.org/Convention/2014/Housing-and-Nashville.aspx to receive up to date information on hotel availability though March, 30, 2014.

From the NSBE40 CPC, November 02, 2013:

Housing Update:
As of last week, all rooms for Saturday, March 29, 2014 are fully booked. We’re working with NSBE40 Housing to see if we can free up more rooms for Saturday of Annual Convention.

However, If you would like to book rooms now for
Wednesday, March 26, 2014-Friday, March 29, 2014
you may do so, and then please contact Wyndham Jade to be placed on the waiting list for Saturday.
Thanks in advance for your patience!!!

Contact NSBE Housing
Monday – Friday 8am – 6:30pm CT
Individual Group
888-241-8407 – Domestic (U.S. & Canada) 877-212-6908 – Domestic (U.S. & Canada)
972-349-7486 – International 972-349-5843 – International

Michelle Larsosa
NSBE-DAE Secretary

RSVP for Detroit Professional Affinity Groups Holiday Reception – Thursday 12/12/13 at 6pm‏

The Detroit Black Professional Affinity Groups invites you to the 3rd Annual Holiday Reception sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan on tomorrow Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  This event will take place at DUO Restaurant and Lounge in Southfield,MI (29555 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield, MI 48034).  Admission is free with a toy for Toys for Tots. The 3rd Annual Toy Drive is supported by the Detroit Professional Affinity Groups.


***Free Appetizers and Cash Bar***

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with professionals from across the metro Detroit Area and give back to the community through Toys for Tots!!!

NSBE Meet and Greet at FRC on Friday 11-22-13 at The Detroit Marriott

Hello NSBE Professionals!

There will be a social networking opportunity at the Detroit Marriott – Volt Bar on Friday, November 22, 2013.  The time of the event will be 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm, after the Opening Session is over at FRC.   This event will be a good time to meet other professionals helping out at conference, meet some of the participants in the Southfield STEM Council, and meet some of the NSBE Professional leaders at the regional and national levels.  We hope to see you there!

NSBE-DAE November General Body Meeting

NSBE Detroit Professionals!

The next General Body Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 21st at 5:30PM.  The meeting will be held at the Engineering Society of Detroit offices in Southfield.  We will have special guest, Darrin M. Redus, join us to discuss the role of the minority community in today’s innovative economy.   
We look forward to seeing everyone there.Image

SRAC STEM Career Fair on September 3‏

Can you be a classroom speaker at the Career Fair for the Southfield Regional Academic Campus (SRAC) on Tuesday, September 3?  Or, would you please forward this to people you work with to see if anyone else is interested?  We would really appreciate it.
SRAC is particularly interested in speakers that can talk about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers, STEM academic decisions—like which college you attended and why, and WHY it is exciting to be a contributor to STEM initiatives in the U.S. and/or abroad.  One way would be to present a small amount of information and then hold a good question & answer session.  Or show them something exciting that you are doing at your work that involves STEM.  Anything you can do to get kids to think and talk about opportunities would be great (interactive works well). 
You may sign up for one session or more—it is up to you.
We have availability:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12 noon
12 noon – 1 p.m.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Please respond directly to Michelle Starks, Assistant Principal, with a cc to me.  Contact either of us for questions.
Starks    Michele D.         
Assistant Principal, Southfield Regional Academic Campus           
21705 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48075          
Phone: (248) 746-0012

Regional Energy Industry Forum 2013

The Regional Energy Industry Forum will provide attendees with fresh perspectives on how the energy landscape is evolving and transforming. Energy industry experts and thought leaders will review the diverse methods that are being deployed to meet the growing energy demand.

Topics will include:

  • Global, national and regional industry trends
  • A review of new technologies and domestic source expansion
  • Opportunities for economic development & job creation
  • Workforce and industry transformation
  • Strategic alliances and supplier diversity
  • Clean energy and energy efficiency policies