Region III Fall Regional Conference Call For Workshops 2016

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is currently accepting abstracts for workshops to be presented at the Region III Fall Regional Conference taking place November 4th-6th, 2016 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel-Airport in Atlanta, GA.

The 2016 Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is currently searching for dynamic, thought-provoking, and inspiring workshop speakers for this year’s conference; with the theme “Engineering Your Foundation for the Future”. It is essential that our presenters deliver interest-grabbing presentations that correspond with our theme and are appropriate for the respective attendees.

Our intent is to have each attendee highly equipped with new resources, knowledge and skills to be more effective in his/her academic, professional, and personal life. We aspire to achieve this by having all of the workshops focused on the following Workshop Tracks.

    Fall Regional Conference (FRC) 2016

    The Fall Regional Conference (FRC) is principally for young students interested in STEM to have a platform to acquire information about Blacks in technology, personal and professional development, cultural and community awareness, and academic excellence and retention. It also provides a platform for keen interaction between collegiate and pre-college members at the regional level. During the 3-day weekend event, emphasis is placed on academic excellence and professional development through various academic, technical, cultural, professional workshops, competitions, exhibitions and fairs. While focusing on personal and professional development programs for collegiate members, FRC also features two sub-conferences: the Pre-College Initiative Mini Conference which focuses on the direct needs of our K-12 and professional attendees respectively. Our prime and all-embracing goal is to foster a strategic academic support network for students pursuing degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, and to provide easier access to scholarship, internship, and career opportunities.

    Workshop Abstract Submission Requirements

    1. Deadline for submission is Sunday, September 4th, 2016 2. Submissions must include the following REQUIRED information: a. Workshop Presenter Information Form b. High Resolution Headshot Photograph **************************************************************************************************************************************************************** IMPORTANT: NSBE has a standard policy that does not allow for payment of honorariums or expenses for workshop presenters. However, registration fees will be covered for one presenter per accepted workshop. Additional registration waivers for approved panel workshops may be granted at NSBE’s discretion. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************** DISCLAIMER: Company representatives can only represent themselves as individuals. If you want to represent your company, your correspondence must go through the Region III Finance Chair, Nate Ega, at r3finance@nsbe.org. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************** For questions and more information, please contact Jermaine Elliott, Region III Fall Regional Conference Chair at r3frc@nsbe.org.

    Workshop Tracks

    Track #1: Academic Improvement & Technical/Skills Training Offer members a comprehensive overview of how to thrive academically while also retaining as many engineering and STEM minority students as possible. As the one of the society’s national directives, FRC hopes to provide a forum for members to leave energized and enlightened about excelling academically so as to gain a substantial zeal for excelling in their chosen engineering and STEM fields. Track #2: Professional Development Succeeding professionally is clearly a key component of NSBE’s mission. Through these workshops, members should be propelled to take on leadership roles in their day-to-day activities and develop the soft skills that will act as a foundation. Also, how to be very interactive and give attendees a visual feel of what it means to portray a positive image and how to best identify, set, and meet personal goals and needs. Workshops in this track should look at how to effectively manage finances, how members can use their own innovative ideas to build and manage successfully, and how to portray the correct professional image. Track #3: Network Interaction & Involvement To be interactive and give attendees tips and tricks for effective networking and how to successfully transition to the next level by developing partnerships with companies and develop professional connections. Track #4: Membership Empowerment Initiative & S.T.E.M. Outreach To help our members to be readily available for resources that need to succeed to empower members to join NSBE and stress the urgency of S.T.E.M. awareness. It give members a chance to explore the inside and outside of the classroom and become effective members towards chapters and professionals. As a result, re-ensure members to be role models for future collegiates, high school, and middle school students. NSBE is undoubtedly committed to improving the quality of black engineers produced yearly and increasing acquisition foundation. We hope to provide STEM majors shredding light to help uplift young minds and burning desire to positively impact the community.
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