National Society of Black Engineers convention in Toronto at the end of March

"Engineering a Global Impact focuses on Canadian Youth and Professionals"

It's a story of role models who aren't Musicians or Sports heroes.

It's the story of ten thousand Black engineers who will be coming to Toronto for the National Society of Black Engineers annual convention from March 31st to April 4th, 2010.

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - The National Society of Black Engineers is one of the largest student-run organizations in the US, centered on improving the recruitment and retention of Black engineering & science students. It diligently follows its mission to "increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community".

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), an Ontario electricity generating company, will be funding the convention registration for the students from a local Toronto high school, Blessed Mother Theresa in Scarborough. Staff from OPG's -Pickering offices have been working with students at the school to prepare them for the Engineering Design & Tri-Math-a-Lon competitions taking place at the annual convention.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) organization of over 30,000 members spans all ages with 3 core targets groups: Pre-College Initiative (from grades K-12), Collegiate (college & university students), and Technical & Professional (Alumni & Industry Colleagues). The "Engineering a Global Impact" convention will be the largest black professional event ever held in Canada, with mini-conferences focusing content to each of the 3 core groups, a 300+ company career fair, many networking and tour opportunities.

There are many more opportunities to help students attending this convention. For more information on the convention visit http://convention.nsbe.org or call 416-520-2138.

    
    NSBE 2010 Convention promo video on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeirC_F9pRM

    WHEN: March 31st -April 4th, 2010

    WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Center
    

SOURCE THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE)

For further information: For further information: Nnaziri Ihejirika, (416) 520-2138 or OPG Media Relations, (416) 592-4008

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