Message from our 2015-2017 Chapter Chair

 

NSBE Detroit!

Thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege to serve as your Chair for these past two years.  We’ve accomplished so much together, and I am proud of what we were able to do together.  As we wind down this year and take a break for the summer, I ask that each one of you take a moment and reflect on what you would like to see for our chapter.  If you are interested in volunteering to help plan events, and possibly take on a leadership position on the executive board, please send an email to nsbedetroit@gmail.com.  Planning for the 2017-2018 year will be taking place soon, and your feedback is most appreciated.
Thank you again for your support.  Enjoy the summer, and I hope to see you all again soon!
Sincerely,
Michelle
Michelle Larsosa

National Society of Black Engineers
Detroit Professionals Chapter
Chair
2016-2017


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Your 2017-2018 Executive Board

Here are the results of our elections:

Chair – Julian Bates
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Crystal Watkins
Treasurer – Monique Lake
Secretary – Vacant
Programs Chair – Vacant
Community Outreach Chair (appointed position) – Amber Spears

The Secretary and Programs Chair positions were not filled during the elections, so we are still looking for interested candidates. We must have all the elected positions filled to remain in good standing as an active NSBE chapter, so please consider volunteering.

Additionally, there are several appointed positions that Julian will be looking to fill:

Membership Chair
College Initiative Chair (CI Chair)
Pre-College Initiative Chair (PCI Chair)
Finance Chair
Professional Development Chair
Telecommunications Chair
Parliamentarian

Anyone interested in any of these positions should contact Julian Bates (bates.julian@gmail.com) for more information.

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”

Annual BD’s Mongolian BBQ Guest Griller Event

 

WELCOME TO OUR ANNUAL GUEST GRILLER FUNDRAISER AT

BD’s Mongolian Grill in Royal Oak (430 South Main Street) to help us

Raise money to support our Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund will award deserving young people that show exceptional leadership skills and desire to peruse STEM education and careers.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS SEE MONIQUE LAKE.

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ticket Prices are:

$27.00 ADULT

$10.00 CHILD (12 and Under)

The ticket prices include the tip and tax.

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE FUNDRAISER, PLEASE COME TO THE BACK AREA IN THE MEETING ROOM SPACE.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

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

2017 SEEK Camps Registration now open

 

Registration for 2017 SEEK camps is now open, and the application to be a volunteer staff member is also now open. Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) is a 3-week summer enrichment program sponsored by NSBE that exposes young children to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). See below for more information about SEEK and how you can help.
 For more information, please visit our SEEK

website:

http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx

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.