March 17, 2017

NAMEPA Meetings | NSBE 43rd Annual Convention

NAMEPA will be hosting a few meetings during the NSBE Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO (March 29 – April 2) including two initiatives supported by NAMEPA (Cultural Hackathon & AB7G), a networking reception, and a general business meeting. If you will be in attendance at the convention we encourage you to come and engage with NAMEPA as your agenda allows.

Please contact with any questions before or during the convention!


–Thursday, March 30–

Cultural Hackathon Ideation Session (3:00 – 5:00 PM) [invitation only]
Crowne Plaza – Salon B

The goal of this session is to continue conversations from the 2016 NAMEPA National Conference, gather feedback about the progress of the project, and collect ideas about the design of the Cultural Hackathon. The initial idea behind this effort was to offer more genuine face time between students and corporate reps by bringing them together to solve problems from the community. The idea was transformed by Chanel Beebe, Engineering Education PhD Student, with her passions for social change to become a space that empowers communities to take agency over the design process and its solutions.

Your attendance would be invaluable in moving this project forward and creating a truly unique experience for NAMEPA and community members.

Register @:
To ensure a diverse participant pool, selected participants will be contacted to confirm attendance!

Unable to attend but would still like to be involved in the future of this project? Still fill out the RSVP Survey and look forward to more updates about other opportunities to participate.

If you know of anyone else attending the NSBE Convention with passions for social change and community involvement, feel free to share the RSVP link and encourage them to register!


Region D Meeting (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Crowne Plaza – Salon B

All Region D members are welcome to learn more about what has been happening in the Region and how to get more involved. Contact Regional Chair, Enrique Dominguez ( with any questions.

–Friday, March 31–

NAMEPA Reception / 2017 NAMEPA National Conference Kick-off (10:30 PM – 11:30 PM)
Crowne Plaza – Salon D
Come network with the NAMEPA family and learn more about the upcoming NAMEPA National Conference at Virginia Tech, September 10 – 13, 2017.

–Saturday, April 1–

Algebra by 7th Grade (Ab7G) Presentation (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM) [Light refreshments Provided]
Crowne Plaza – Salon B

Ab7G is an initiative to increase the number of underrepresented 7th grade students in the US that are academically prepared to take algebra. Come and learn more about why this program is necessary and how different institutions/organizations are integrating this effort into their programming.

Ab7G Interest Meeting (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Crowne Plaza – Salon B
Interested in getting more involved with Ab7G initiatives? Meet with the leadership to discuss potential opportunities.

NAMEPA General Business Meeting (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Marriott – Mary Lou Williams A&B
Join NAMEPA leadership for an update on our organization’s efforts “to provide quality services, information, and tools for our stakeholders, develop and matriculate a diverse pool of engineers and scientists from K-16, and achieve equity and parity in the nation’s workforce” [NAMEPA mission]