National Society of Black Engineers (1975- )

Established in 1975 at a national conference held at Purdue University, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) was created to increase the number of African American engineers. Their mission is to train black engineers who “excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” … Read MoreNational Society of Black Engineers (1975- )

James H. Williams Jr. (1941- )

An award–winning expert in applied mechanics and materials—specifically earthquake isolation research, shell theory, and nondestructive evaluation and composite materials—and a passionate advocate of African American representation in the academy, James Henry Williams, Jr. was born in Newport News, Virginia on April 4, 1941.  First employed … Read MoreJames H. Williams Jr. (1941- )