About Us

What is BES?

The Black Engineers Society is an organization geared toward the professional development, academic success, and overall support for minority STEM majors here at the University of Maryland, College Park. Although our roots are in engineering, we welcome all STEM majors. Our organization is a chapter within the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Our organization prides itself in providing unparralleled opportunities to succeed by working closely with the Center of Minorities and Engineering (CMSE).

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BES Mission

To recruit, retain, and release qualified minorities in the fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences.

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NSBE Mission

To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

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Center For Minorities and Engineering

The Center works closely with the staff in the Clark School to provide resources and support for minority students in STEM.