FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 6, 2024
Public Relations Chair
NSBE BOSTON ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL INSPIRE STEM GALA PRESENTED BY AMGEN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024
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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Boston Professionals is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Inspire STEM Scholarship & Awards Gala, scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. Themed “Black is STEM” the gala will serve as a distinguished platform for celebrating the accomplishments of Black scientists and engineers while acknowledging academic excellence among Black students.
Amgen, as the presenting sponsor for this year’s event, is committed to supporting NSBE’s mission of providing Youth STEM education and career programs for Black students in the Boston area. “The future of STEM must include ideas and innovations from Black engineers as founders, contributors, and leaders in both traditional engineering and technology,” emphasized NSBE Boston President, Alexis Smith. “Historically, NSBE has been and continues to be a trailblazer in inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals, acting as a catalyst for transforming the culture of engineering and providing opportunities to the upcoming generation of Black STEM professionals.”
“We are pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual INSPIRE STEM Scholarship & Awards Gala this year benefiting NSBE Boston’s year-round Youth STEM initiatives,” said Tiffany Thiel, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Process Development, and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Council lead at Amgen’s Operations East Coast Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. “Diversity matters at Amgen, and we are committed to promoting and maintaining an inclusive, high-performing culture where team members embrace and leverage each other’s talents and backgrounds. Our differences lead to better science. Therefore, we are proud to partner with NSBE Boston to honor the accomplishments of Black leaders and inspire future Black innovators.”
With over 200 guests expected to attend, the Inspire STEM Gala promises insightful remarks from distinguished business and community leaders, creating an evening of celebration for Black STEM professionals and students alike.
For more information on the Inspire STEM Gala and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.InspireSTEMgala.com.
About the Annual Inspire STEM Gala
The Annual Inspire STEM scholarship and awards gala is NSBE Boston’s foremost fundraising initiative, supporting youth STEM education, outreach and scholarship for Black students. The 2024 gala has a goal of raising $100,000 that will be awarded to the Inspire STEM scholars. NSBE Boston relies on the generosity of our donors and sponsors to support, educate, inspire, and provide opportunity to the next generation of Black STEM professionals. Give today!
About NSBE Boston Professionals
NSBE Boston opens channels of opportunity for the academic and career development of Black students and professionals who positively impact their communities. Founded in 1988, NSBE Boston has a diverse membership of professionals spanning the New England area. For more information, please visit www.nsbeboston.org
The mission of NSBE is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” NSBE Boston increases the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers and positively impacts the Massachusetts community through mentorship, education, and leadership training at the student and professional career levels.