Duke host regional NSBE conference

Over 60 students attended the annual National Society of Black Engineers
regional conference this month. This year marks the first time that the
Duke Chapter of NSBE hosted the event.

"Some students came from as far away as South Carolina State, said
Kemi Oni, biomedical engineering junior and an officer in the Duke
Chapter of the NSBE. "We were really pleased with the turnout."

During the weekend long conference, students representing a dozen
schools from around the southeastern United States attended
conferences on a variety of topics including graduate school and
employment in industry.

Students also heard from a variety of guest speakers including Connie
Simmons, assistant dean of education, and Kristina Johnson, dean of the
Pratt School of Engineering. Johnson encouraged conference participants
to have faith in their abilities.