Sunday, August 14, 2016

National Society of Black Engineers To Hold NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference In Arlington, Virginia August 24-27, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will hold its biennial Aerospace Systems Conference (ASC) on Aug. 24–27, 2016 in Arlington, Va. The ASC is NSBE’s premier event devoted specifically to the technological contributions of African-American aerospace professionals. The goal of the conference is to strengthen the diversity and effectiveness of the U.S. aerospace industry workforce and create new, innovative vehicles, processes and programs to meet the challenges facing our nation’s public and private aerospace sectors. Companies, government agencies and other organizations will partner with NSBE to realize the theme of the event, which is, “An Inclusive Technical Base…Launching Aerospace Solutions.
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WHAT: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Aerospace Systems Conference (ASC). Highlights:
  • Keynote addresses by industry executives
  • Aerospace panel discussions
  • Peer-reviewed technical paper sessions
  • Training courses for aerospace industry professionals
  • Local aerospace facility tours
  • Astropreneur Business Connection (aerospace technology trade show)
  • Celestial Torch Awards and Banquet (aerospace industry awards event)
WHO: Keynote Speakers: Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, NASA Administrator; Derrick H. Pitts, Hon.D., Planetarium Programs Director and Chief Astronomer, The Franklin Institute Science Museum; Felicia Jones, Ph.D., Director of Engineering, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Christopher Jones, Ph.D., Corporate Vice President and President, Technical Services, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Ernest Levert, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Rupert L. Seals, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company; Jerome Bennett, Chief of Software Engineering Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Henry Brooks, President, UTAS Interiors, United Technologies Corporation; Shermane Austin, Ph.D., Director, CUNYSAT Program, Medgar Evers University; Bobby Watkins, Director, NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

WHEN: Aug. 24–27, 2016
WHERE: The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Va.
Media interested in attending the conference should request credentials in advance from Yvette Watson at (703) 837-9919 or

Founded in 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. With more than 31,000 members and more than 300 chapters in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE 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.” For more information, visit

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