NSBE Magazine - Winter 2015 - 10

From the

NATIONAL CHAIR

Seeking Measurab
By Sossena Wood, NSBE National Chair

L

ast year
around
this
time, I
wrote
about the "Great
8" metrics in
NSBE's strategic
plan and
challenged us
to use these
standards to help improve the pipeline
to engineering careers. As we embark
on a new year and a new opportunity to
advance our mission, I'll take this time
to reiterate the importance of metrics
to academic
excellence and
NSBE chapter
empowerment.

significantly increase the number of black
engineers. Metrics can tell us how many
black engineers a chapter or school has
enrolled, retained and graduated. Metrics
can prove that NSBE matters as a method
of intervention in the education of blacks
in science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM), for all demographics of
NSBE's membership.

Why do metrics matter? Because only
by collecting data, measuring those
data, comparing them to our standards
and standardizing our processes can we

programs, and initiatives to increase
retention rates of NSBE Jr. and collegiate
members in the engineering career
pipeline. Using metrics to gauge the

Let's take academic excellence as an
example. NSBE has a three-pronged
approach to this goal: year-round
programming for NSBE Jr. members and
Summer Engineering Experience for
Kids (SEEK) participants, learning-based

"Metrics will continue to be integral to
NSBE and its plan for empowerment."

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