With over 500 chapters and 16,000 members, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) offers the largest student governed organization for black STEM students. This year, eight students from PCC will be attending the NSBE conference in Pittsburgh. The NSBE was established in 1975 by seven black students to create a community that was nonexistent during this time. Kevin Scroggins, a former PCC NSBE president, started the chapter on campus in 2016. Scroggins stated that when he started the chapter, PCC had only 2% of …
Former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur said that the schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. If this is the case, then it’s no wonder that the black PCC community feels unappreciated, unrecognized and invisible.
A growing rift has opened between the PCC administration and black faculty, staff and students over recent decisions to remove black faculty from long-held positions.
Every Michael Jordan needs a Phil Jackson, just like every ambitious student needs advice from top facilities. That is why the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA showed up with their dream coaches for STEM/ MESA interns to the battlecry of Fat Joe’s “All the Way Up” for the internships information session last week.