National Society of Black Engineers Charleston to host “A Walk For Education”

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Charleston Professionals will host A Walk For Education on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in downtown Charleston. The event will be held at St. Julian Devine Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mayor John Tecklenburg will be attending the event and is scheduled to speak between 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The goal of A Walk for Education is to increase awareness of the opportunities available through education, particularly in the STEM fields and to shatter myths about African-Americans in math, science, engineering and other technologies. At this event, NSBE Charleston Professionals will distribute information about local colleges, HBCUs, SAT/ACT, scholarships, financial aid and the benefits of majoring in STEM fields. There will also be vendors and STEM related activities for students. A Walk for Education is being sponsored by Palmetto Community Active Partnership.

With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

The NSBE Charleston Professionals Chapter was re-established in 2011. The chapter has since grown to include membership from several companies around the Lowcountry. For questions about A Walk For Education or if there is interest volunteering at this event, contact Edward Copes at programs@nsbecharleston.org.

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