AIChE to Collaborate with the National Society of Black Engineers

AIChE signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) April 9 at AIChE’s Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety. The memorandum established a strategic partnership that covers activities of mutual importance to the two organizations, including provisions for membership reciprocity; collaboration on continuing education and professional development programs; joint engagement among the organizations’ student chapters, local sections, and divisions; and coordinated networking and public outreach activities.

AIChE president Gregory Stephanopoulos of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and executive director June Wispelwey were the signatories for AIChE. Dr. Karl Reid, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, signed the MoU on behalf of his organization. Constance V. A. Thompson, NSBE’s Director of External and Government Affairs, also participated at the signing ceremony.

Founded in 1975, the National Society of Black Engineer is dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. The organization represents more than 30,000 collegiate, professional and pre-college members within 394 chapters.

You can find more photos of the occasion on Flickr.