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CEF Alum and NSBE Co-Founder Presents Virtual Black History Discussions

View a portion of Part 1 here.

View Part II here.

Dozens of Chicago students, parents, educators and nonprofit leaders joined Chicago Engineers Foundation (CEF) for two special presentations by CEF Alum and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) co-founder George A. Smith on June 3, 2020, with a Part II on June 23rd.

Mr. Smith presented a two-part discussion entitled Black Engineers, Scientists and Inventors in American History.  This virtual presentation offered information on men and women who revolutionized the world with their innovations including Thomas Jennings, Lewis Latimer, David Crosthwait and many more.  The presentation was perfect for future engineers of all ages.

Many thanks to George Smith for introducing so many students and educators to individuals everyone should know and celebrate.

About Our Speaker:
Mr. George A. Smith is a Chicago native.  He attended Wacker and Fernwood Elementary schools, is a graduate of Lindblom High School, and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.  While at Purdue, George Smith was one of six students who established a first-of-its-kind professional and mentoring society for minority engineering students, which evolved to become the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  Since its inception, NSBE has grown from six founding members to more than 17,000 strong, with over 500 chapters worldwide.

View a complete biography of Mr. George A. Smith here.