What is the Urban Advocates and Achievers (UAA) Sacramento NSBE Jr Chapter?
Is a Pre-College Initiative of the National Society of Black Engineers designed to increase the number of middle and high school students that elect to pursue higher education in STEM and/or other technical areas and is open to all students.
The UAA, in partnership with SES Robotics, Inc., Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the University of California, Davis (UCD), officially launched the UAA Sacramento NSBE Jr Chapter on October 25, 2019 for students in the Sacramento Region. Students have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and careers while participanting in monthly, year-round workshops and fieldtrips.
Parents participate in monthly informational meetings in support of their students in areas about SAT, ACT, Financial Aid, Healthy Lifestyles, and students support resources and services.
The UAA Sacramento NSBE Jr Chapter offers an exciting opportunity for 6-12th graders to explore the STEM fields, and to assist students in completing the A-G curriculum required to enter the University of California or California State University systems. We also promote educational advocacy, mentoring, tutoring opportunities, applied activities and research projects related to strengthening one’s understanding of science ( physics, chemistry, etc.) and mathematics.
NSBE Historical Overview
NSBE started at a national conference hosted at Purdue University Society of Black Engineers. Forty-eight concerned students from the U.S. and Canada joined the Purdue students to establish an organization to help increase the number of African-American engineers and improve retention.
Since 1975 there are more than 35,700 members in the U.S., Africa, Asia,Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the U.S. NSBE now has 242 active chapters on college and university campuses, 82 NSBE Jr. chapters for middle and high school students, and 70 Alumni Extension chapters and interest groups and technical professionals.