Carnegie Mellon University
March 23, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Showcases Academic Excellence at National Society of Black Engineers' Convention

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: More than 10,000 college and high school engineering students are expected to attend the 38th annual National Society of Black Engineers' (NSBE) Conference, where Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering will host an information booth featuring interactive robots and the autonomous Chevy Tahoe Boss.

"The world's increasing globalization demands more interaction with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, so this NSBE conference is an excellent opportunity to reach a large, talented and diverse audience," said Kurt Larsen, assistant dean for undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked College of Engineering.  

The CMU booth space also will host current CMU graduate students recruiting for Ph.D candidates as well as representatives from the university's Office of Undergraduate Admission, School of Computer Science and Tepper School of Business.

"Participation in this conference is very important as we continue to build the workforce of the future and remain competitive globally," said Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering. Khosla will welcome conference participants at a graduate school opening kickoff lunch.

CMU's College of Engineering also is co-sponsoring the convention bags that will be given to all conference participants and the college created a dynamic slide show about the innovative experiences of CMU engineering students. Pittsburgh Steelers mascot Steely McBeam will greet conference participants at the CMU booth. 

The NSBE conference is dedicated to supporting students interested in pursuing engineering, science and mathematics careers. For more conference information see,
When: March 28- April 1. 

Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.