For Immediate Release
March 26, 2013
Contact Information

Matt Leas
AMRG Public Affairs
Phone: 571-251-8089
or 703-545-3443

Ayona Anderson
Phone: 214-725-6716

Eileen Suarez
Phone: 469-375-0226

(BPRW) U.S. Army Supports Aspiring Engineers at National Society of Black Engineers 39th Annual Convention in Indianapolis

(BLACK PR WIRE) — (ALEXANDRIA, Va.) Mar. 26, 2013 — For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Army will share career and educational opportunities with current and aspiring engineers at the 39th annual convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Indianapolis, Ind. More than 9,000 participants are expected to attend the convention, as well as the career and college fair. NSBE is a student managed organization that seeks to increase the number of African-American engineers by providing training, professional development, scholarships and more.

The U.S. Army’s partnership with NSBE helps to create pathways to college and Army officership among African Americans. This helps to ensure the Army’s officer corps is representative of the nation it serves and the soldiers it leads. The Army and NSBE share a commitment to preparing minority students for academic and career success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields, whether as soldiers or civilians.

This year’s NSBE convention theme is “#NSBE2013: Honoring Our Past, Driving Our Community Forward” and it kicks off on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at the Indiana Convention Center. The U.S. Army will have an interactive booth at the career fair, as well as judge the science fair and engineering design competitions.

U.S. Army NSBE Convention Events

• U.S. Army Exhibit at Career Fair – Booth # 965
o March 28-29, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
o Location: Indiana Convention Center, Halls D-F

• Science Fair
o March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
o Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall A

• Engineering Design Competition
o March 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
o Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall A

The Army’s presence at NSBE highlights its commitment to youth education and empowerment through strategic partnerships. In addition to the partnership with NSBE, Army has partnered with the Black Engineer of the Year Award, the UNCF Empower Me Tours, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, 100 Black Men of America, National Urban League, the Steve Harvey Foundation, and Black College Expo, in order to further strengthen the college to career pipeline in the African-American community.

To learn more about the convention, please visit: To learn more about Army education and career opportunities, please visit

About AMRG: The Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) is the U.S. Army’s national marketing, marketing research and analysis and accessions analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of first choice.