NSBE Boston announces Inaugural Boston STEM Benefit

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BOSTON, MA (12.14.18) – NSBE Boston Professionals kicks off its 30th Anniversary celebration in February 2019 with the Inaugural Boston STEM Benefit as part of Black History Month. The program looks to raise funds in support of the NSBE Boston Scholarship program and Pre-College Initiative (PCI). Each year, NSBE Boston’s PCI initiative provides programming for hundreds of Greater Boston’s underserved students in grades 3-12. The Inaugural Boston STEM Benefit is proudly supported by Autodesk & DRAPER and will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at The Ritz Carlton, Boston.

The inaugural NSBE Boston STEM Benefit: Inspiring Black Innovators of Tomorrow, will celebrate the beginnings of NSBE Boston , formerly known as NSBE New England Alumni chapter (NSBE NE-AE). The program will include recognition of founding leaders, and a fundraiser to support NSBE Boston’s year-round STEM Initiatives and Legacy Scholarship fund. NSBE Boston’s vision is to expand opportunities for students and professionals, while increasing access to STEM resources in Boston’s underserved communities.

In celebration of Black History month and Engineer’s week, the STEM Benefit will honor the accomplishments of Black Innovators and Changemakers in the Boston area. Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to the founding President of the NSBE New England Alumni Extension chapter, Dr. Keith Clinkscales. Other recognition categories during the Inaugural Boston STEM benefit will include the President’s Medal of Excellence in Leadership for past NSBE Boston Presidents, Trailblazers in STEM, Black Innovators on the Rise, 2018 NSBE Boston Scholarship awards and our Youth Innovators of Tomorrow award

This event also kicks off the NSBE Boston “30 for 30” scholarship fundraising campaign [DONATE TODAY]. NSBE Boston has committed to raising $30,000 to continue another 30 Years of STEM Programming in the Boston area. To donate or find out more information about the NSBE Boston fundraising effort, please visit www.nsbeboston.org

“NSBE Boston is committed to increasing the pipeline of diverse talent in the Boston area and funds raised from our inaugural NSBE Boston STEM Benefit, will provide avenues for our young black students to be equipped with tools for success and expose them to resources that will present them with opportunities for excellence in future STEM careers. Our efforts to increase the STEM pipeline, are part of a NSBE national mandate to graduate Ten thousand Black engineering students annually by 2025.” said Ladi Olaoye, President of NSBE Boston Professionals.

Guests expected to be in attendance include esteemed city & state representatives, NSBE National leaders, corporate executives, professionals from other affiliate organizations, and more. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, black excellence walk of fame, awards presentation, keynote, music and an after-party. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, please visit the event page.

Ticket prices for the STEM Benefit, accompanying dinner and after party are $100. Tickets to the “after party only” are $50. EARLY BIRD TICKETS END ON FEB 6TH BUY TICKETS
For more information on the NSBE Boston Boston STEM Benefit, please visitwww.nsbeboston.org  

Your support will make a difference in the lives of our our students and members, as they pursue STEM education and careers. If you have any questions, please contact us at partnership@nsbeboston.org

#NSBEBOSTON30 – Our History

In 1988, NSBE Boston Professionals, previously known as “NSBE New England Alumni Extension – NSBE NE AE”, was chartered as the first National Alumni Chapter within the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The first chapter President was Dr. Keith Clinkscales. In 2012, the NSBE NE-AE became known as NSBE Boston Professionals, which was part of a NSBE National rebranding effort for all of its Professional chapters. NSBE Boston is a proud member of the NSBE Region 1, which includes chapters in the Northeast and has won several awards which including Regional chapter of the year.

With a burning passion to uphold the NSBE mission of increasing opportunities and access to technology & engineering resources, NSBE Boston has been committed to over 30 years of providing year-round programming for underserved Boston area youth (students grade 3-12) and College students enrolled in STEM degrees within the New England area. The core of NSBE Boston’s programming has always been focused on building a STEM pipeline that will expose students (both youth & college) to resources for STEM education and help them sustain a future career interest in STEM.

For more information on the NSBE Boston Programs & Initiatives, please visit www.nsbeboston.org or email vp@nsbeboston.org

About Draper – www.draper.com
Draper is a not-for-profit research and development company, that focuses on the design, development and deployment of advanced technological solutions for the world’s most challenging and important problems. Draper provides engineering solutions directly to government, industry and academia; work on teams as prime contractor or subcontractor; and participate as a collaborator in consortia. The MA based company located in Cambridge, MA, has been a committed supporter of NSBE Boston’s programs since 2014.

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