To celebrate the history of the National Society of Black Engineers and its success in attracting the organization’s Region II conference to Pittsburgh, city of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declared Friday, Nov. 14, as “National Society of Black Engineers Day.”
The proclamation recognizes the efforts of NSBE’s Region II, which will hold its Fall Regional Conference Nov. 14-16 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Greentree. The Region II chairperson is Pitt senior Ashley McCray, whose major is chemical engineering, and the conference planning chair is Pitt senior Marcus Jordan, whose major is industrial engineering.
“I would like to thank the Pittsburgh community for their ongoing support of NSBE and urge us all to take advantage of the plethora of opportunities presented at this year’s Fall Regional Conference,” McCray said.
Marcus added, “We belong to a Society that is founded upon the tenants of excelling academically, succeeding professionally, and positively impacting the community. That is why this year my goal is for every attendee is to recognize their role in fulfilling the mission, and to understand how to live the mission every day, so that they can truly exceed their own expectations and cultivate change in the world.”?