Posted: December 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Members of the George Mason University student chapter
of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are
spending part of their weekends serving as role models
for area high school and junior high school students.
On Dec. 5, members of the recently organized Prince
William County NSBE junior chapter were guests of
Mason’s NSBE student organization. The afternoon’s
activities included tours of the university’s facilities and a roundtable discussion of academic programs and student
life led by Mason’s NSBE officers Preye Akuiyibo,
Marcus Walker, and Olugbenga Idowu, along with faculty advisor Bernard White, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E). One of NSBE’s major goals is to
encourage high school and junior high students to do
well in mathematics so they will be prepared to pursue
majors in IT&E, as well as mathematics and sciences.