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  1. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Meet & Greet – Wednesday, September 1st YOUR STAIRWAY TO SUCCESS

  2. AGENDA • Welcome and Introduction • A Look into STEM Education in Black America • The NSBE Mission • Icebreaker – UF NSBE’s POWER!!! • National, Regional, Chapter Directives • “Teach Me How to Study” Fashion Show • Announcements • Mix, Mingle, CALL TO ACTION

  3. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION • CHAPTER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (CEO) • President – Robert Williams, president@ufnsbe.org • Vice-President – Latesha Burton, vicepresident@ufnsbe.org • Programs Chair – Matthew Kelly, programschair@ufnsbe.org • Secretary – Valerie Simmons, secretary@ufnsbe.org • Treasurer – Kyle Findlater, treasurer@ufnsbe.org • President Emeritus – Jelece Morris, Jelece.morris@gmail.com

  4. COMMUNICATIONS ZONE • SECRETARY – Valerie Simmons, secretary@ufnsbe.org • Public Relations – Christopher Hillhouse, prchair@ufnsbe.org • Publications – Chelsea Jean-Mary, publications@ufnsbe.org • BEC Representative – Nivi Peterson, secretary@ufnsbe.org • Webmaster – Eric Martin-Taylor, webmaster@ufnsbe.org • Historian – Javier Edwards, historian@ufnsbe.org

  5. PROGRAMS ZONE • PROGRAMS – Matthew Fung Chung Kelly, programschair@ufnsbe.org • Chapter Development – Jasmine Armstrong, chapterdevelopment@ufnsbe.org • Socials – LetticiaEtti, socials@ufnsbe.org • T.O.R.C.H – LaToya Carter, torch@ufnsbe.org • Academic Excellence – Dario Vanhorne, academicexcellence@ufnsbe.org • Pre-Collegiate Initiative – Thashea Miles, pcichair@ufnsbe.org

  6. FINANCE ZONE • TREASURER – Kyle Findlater, treasurer@ufnsbe.org • Finance Chair – Nicholas Farley, financechair@ufnsbe.org • Conference Planning Chair – Sheldon Anderson, conferenceplanning@ufnsbe.org

  7. MEMBERSHIP ZONE • VICE-PRESIDENT – Latesha Burton, vicepresident@ufnsbe.org • Membership Chair – Derrious Robinson, membership@ufnsbe.org

  8. ADMINISTRATIVE ZONE • PRESIDENT – Robert Williams, president@ufnsbe.org • ALL CEO MEMBERS • Parliamentarian – Pearlita Gaskin, parliamentarian@ufnsbe.org • Senator, Finance – Kevin Prival, senator@ufnsbe.org • Senator, Communications – Nivi Peterson, becrepresentative@ufnsbe.org

  9. A LOOK INTO STEM EDUCATION IN BLACK AMERICA • African Americans Studying STEM: Parsing the Numbers • In 2006, 34% of African-American freshmen intended to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. • That number is larger than the percentage of incoming white freshmen--29.5%--who planned to major in science or engineering. Source: Science Affairs.com, Article by Anne Sasso, May 18, 2008 http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2008_05_16/caredit.a0800070

  10. A LOOK INTO STEM EDUCATION IN BLACK AMERICA • African Americans Studying STEM: Parsing the Numbers • Blacks made up 13.3% of freshmen starting college in 2001, but received just 9% of the bachelor’s degrees, and 8.8% of the bachelor's degrees in STEM fields, granted 4 years later. • Blacks represented 5.3% of graduate enrollment in STEM fields in 2001. They earned just 2.5% of all STEM doctorate degrees granted in 2005.

  11. THE NSBE MISSION THE MISSION OF NSBE IS TO….. Increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

  12. THE NSBE MISSION • WHAT WE DO… • Community Outreach – T.O.R.C.H. Center, NSBE Jr. • Professional Development – Internships, Resume Training • Family Atmosphere – Mentorship, Socials, Committees, Conferences • BENEFITS TO YOU… • NSBE LOVE! – Close Knit Network of Friends, Mentors • $$$ (MONEY) – Scholarships, Reduced Conference Rates • Academic Support – Tutoring, Exam Review Sessions, Test Bank

  13. ICEBREAKER – UF NSBE’S POWER!!! (UH, HEEY! UH, HEEY! UH, HEEY! HEEY! HEEY) - I’M LIVIN IN THAT GATOR NATION BABY, ORANGE AND BLUE!! - CHAPTER OF THE YEAR, WE DAT DISTINGUISED SCHOOL. - BRINGIN SOMETHIN NEW TO THE COMMUNITY GATOR ENGINEERING, MAN; WE ALL ABOUT UNITY. **PAUSE** - UF NSBE’S GOT SO MUCH POOOWWWEEERR!!! - FULFILLIN THE MISSON EVERY 24 HRS (BOW)

  14. NATIONAL DIRECTIVES • Academic Excellence To fully achieve the goals of this Society, we will work toward a model of academic improvement on EVERY level of membership. With academic success and retention as our objectives; we will develop new initiatives and enhance our existing programs to improve our members' academic reporting, performance, and recognition. • Pipeline Development Understanding that the future is our responsibility; we will work toward developing a more concrete method by which to positively impact our communities. We will look to further expand and support targeted programs like SEEK, and engage our chapters in a grassroots approach to assure that we are positively affecting every level of our members, from our NSBE Jr. to our Alumni. Calvin Phelps NSBE National Chairperson 2010-2011

  15. REGIONAL DIRECTIVES • Membership We are comprised of our membership, without the membership NSBE cannot and will not exist. One of the focuses this year will be on providing the membership with what they need to bring out the fullest benefit of membership. • Leadership Strengthening the region requires strengthening of the leadership. We cannot lead without the proper tools and our focus this year will be on developing all aspects of servant leadership. Succession, without this leadership would stop. In order to continuously grow we must provide new views of the leadership, no more that untouchable view. • The Pipeline As we continue to grow, we must remember that our organization is comprised of many types of membership. This year we are focusing on truly increasing the interaction amongst NSBE Jr., Collegiate and Alumni membership levels. Yael-Alex Monereau Region III Chairperson 2010-2011

  16. Chapter Directives – R.E.A.L R is for RETENTION

  17. Chapter Directives – R.E.A.L E is for ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT

  18. Chapter Directives – R.E.A.L A is for ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT

  19. Chapter Directives – R.E.A.L L is for LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  20. TEACH ME HOW TO STUDY

  21. ANNOUNCEMENTS

  22. Fall Regional Conference • Parking:Valet Parking: $20 per day/eveningSelf Parking: $12 per day/eveningDaily Parking: $8 all day • Front Desk:(205) 324-5000 or 1-800-325-3535(ask for the NSBE group rate) • Hotel Reservation deadline for NSBE rate:October 13, 2010 • Airport:Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) • Airport Transportation:Free hotel shuttle! Runs from 5AM - 11PM daily! EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 12TH!!! REGISTER NOW BEFORE PRICES GO UP Theme:"Engineering the Gateway to Success" Host City:Birmingham, AL Dates:November 12th-14th, 2010 Lodging:Sheraton Birmingham2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard NorthBirmingham, Alabama 35203 Lodging Rate:Singles/Doubles/Triples/Quads $105 per night Tax rate:14%

  23. National Convention

  24. National Convention **PLEASE NOTE: RATES BY MEMBER TYPE SHOW… • EARLY BIRD COST • PRE-REGISTRATION COST • ON-SITE REGISTRATION EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31ST!!! REGISTER NOW BEFORE PRICES GO UP • Host City:St. Louis, MO • Dates:March 23rd-27th, 2011 • Collegiate Affiliate Member • $100.00, $145.00, $210.00 • Collegiate Affiliate Member (Torchbearer) • $75.00, $115.00, $205.00 • Collegiate Member • $100.00, $145.00, $210.00 • Collegiate Member (Torchbearer) • $80.00, $120.00, $210.00 • Competitions/Scholarship Awardees • $0.00, $0.00, $0.00

  25. Simple Things to Know in a NSBE Meeting The duty of the Parliamentarian is to keep the time, order and professionalism within the meetings Your duties as NSBE members or guests is to know these common vocabulary and votes: I lead the meetings. You follow and express yourself when acknowledged. • “I Second” • Every time a motion has been move anyone must second it to move on. Not doing so will result for the motion to die. I will ask if anyone second’s it to be sure. • “I Object ” • When I bring something up, whether its an idea, event, or voting, you can say this immediately. When you do not agree with a motion. STATE YOUR REASON There will be voting in the form of majority of hands, roll call, or by ballot We vote against, in favor of, and to abstain By: Pearlita G.

  26. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS • Post your resume free of charge to top engineering companies with NSBE Online (NOL). • Apply for various scholarships and grants. Scholarships are awarded every year to deserving undergraduate students, many of which do not even require a GPA. • Discounts to the National Convention and Regional conferences – the largest student planned conferences in the world. • Access to 20+ companies at regional conferences and over 300 at the National Convention career fair. • - Free KAPLAN test preparation available at conferences. ( up to a $1,400 value) • ALWAYS REMEMBER… • YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE BLACK or AN ENGINEERING MAJOR, BUT JUST SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN OUR MISSION!

  27. Simple Questions… Do you like helping the community? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you like working with kids? Do you like fulfilling NSBE’s mission? Well T.O.R.C.H. is for YOU.

  28. Just what is TORCH? “….and positively impact the community.” How do we plan to do this?

  29. TORCH CENTER • Monthly Do it yourself projects (DIY) • Every 2nd Tuesday starting in September • 4 pm • Eastside Community Center (2841 E. Univ Ave)

  30. AWFE- UNDER CONSTRUCTION WE NEED YOU!

  31. NSBE GEEK SQUAD • Do you build computers in your spare time? • Do your friends come to you for computer help? • We need YOU!

  32. SIGN UP for TORCH!  • Contact LaToya Carter at TORCH@UFNSBE.ORG for more info.

  33. NSBE FAMILY BBQSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH

  34. BOWLING SOCIALALLEY GATORZ – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 7PM When Thursday, Sept. 2; 6-9 pm Where Alley Gatorz Bowling Alley Address 2606 NE Waldo Rd Gainesville, FL 32609 How Carpooling. SIGN UP NOW $1 Games, hotdogs and drinks (non-alcoholic yall) all night $1.50 for shoes See everybody there! NSBE luv

  35. CHAINREACTION

  36. SIGN-UPS • JOIN A ZONE – See THE ZONE HEADS. (ZONE MEETINGS START NEXT WEEK!!) • GRADUATE STUDENT TASK FORCE – See JEREMY MAGRUDER • T.O.R.C.H. – See LATOYA CARTER • CARPOOLING TO BOWLING ALLEY – See LETTICIA ETTI • REGISTER FOR NSBE, TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES, JOIN US ON TWITTER – See LAPTOP STATIONS

  37. CALL TO ACTION MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE • WE NEED YOU TO HELP US STAY IN CONTACT WITH THE GB • SIGN UP TO HELP • (1) SEND OUT EMAIL BLASTS • (2) MAKE PHONE CALLS • (3) APPRECIATE THE GB • SEE DERRIOUS FOR DETAILS

  38. THANK YOU FOR COMING! PLEASE ENJOY THE REFRESHMENTS