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The Indiana Tech chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was chartered in 2005. Since then, the organization has had a steady presence on campus in order to fulfill the NSBE mission statement, which is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” For more information on the national organization, its mission and purpose, please see

The Indiana Tech Chapter hosts an annual fundraising banquet every February in order to raise funds for the NSBE scholarship, as well as funds to support the students as they travel to their regional and national conferences. The 2023 NSBE Annual Fundraising Banquet will be Thursday, Feburary 16 at 6:30 and host special guest Gabriella Smith.

Gabriella Smith is a 2006 graduate of Indiana Tech, the chartering president of the university’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter and originator of the chapter’s Operating in Excellence Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a chapter member. She currently works at Boeing as an electrical systems manager on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Throughout her successful career, Ms. Smith continues to display her devotion to the advancement of students of color in STEM, the longevity of NSBE and the fulfillment of our mission.

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Our Sponsors

The chapter would like to thank the following sponsors for their 2023 banquet

NSBE Sponsor logos: Sweetwater Fort Wayne Metals, Steel Dynamics, Shambaugh & Son,Ultra, DePuy Synthes

Operating in Excellence Scholarship (NSBE)

This scholarship was established to support the financial need of a National Society of Black Engineers member. It will ensure the academic development of NSBE members by financially supporting their higher education goals. The mission to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community inspired the group to establish this scholarship. Students must be current NSBE members PCI, collegiate or alumni. Members must be in good standing nationally. Recipients must also be active community members (not restricted to the Fort Wayne community). Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA and express financial need. The award is nonrenewable and is to be used toward tuition/housing costs.

Applications will be reviewed by NSBE Alumni, and are due by May 1 to

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