NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
This event is important because it is designed to stimulate STEM interest that will fill the pipeline to produce more black engineers and STEM professionals. STEM-U-LINK™ is designed to link a student’s STEM interest and show the path to achieving their goal to become an engineer or STEM professional.
The STEM-U-LINK™ theme "Define your roots and branch out to awesome careers" is a power statement. We want to instill in our students that high school courses such as algebra, calculus, writing, etc are an integral part of becoming a STEM professional. Seeing each phase of the process of becoming a STEM professional and helping students believe they have what it takes to become one is the purpose of STEM-U-LINK™.