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strategy
Effecting Change through Public Policy

E

ver wonder how certain laws and government regulations were
established or how certain programs you participated in during
college or high school were funded? Professionals, parents and
educators advocated for particular laws, regulations, funding,
etc. to be put into place to benefit our society as a whole. We,
as professionals within the National Society of Black Engineers' Public
Policy Special Interest Group (PolySIG), are gearing up to educate our
membership about current public policy issues affecting blacks in
academia, industry and government.
Since our inception in 2010, during a meeting at NSBE's Annual
Convention, the Public Policy Special Interest Group has held annual
sessions at NSBE's Professional Development Conference and Annual
Convention, participated in Capitol Hill visits, hosted an Annual Public
Policy Symposium and more. We have made great strides thus far
because of the dedication of our members and the NSBE leadership
team. Our mission is to study, discuss and educate and advise on public
policy issues affecting black engineers and scientists in academia,
industry and government. Our overall goal is to effect positive change, as
an organization, in STEM-related policies in education, the workforce and
the world.
During NSBE's 2014-2015 program year, we are building on the
momentum we've gained in past years to achieve the following

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