The University of Michigan's
Graduate Society of Black Engineers and Scientists
GSBES has presence at student orientations, visit weekends, and many social events to be attract prospective students to UM.
We have hosted K-12 initiatives such as STEMulation and Graduate School panels and Late Nights with NSBE. In addition to participating in Girls Who Code.
We celebrate Black American achievement and fight for the rights of underrepresented minorities. Through co-hosting a Juneteenth event or partnering with other student orgs on legal and social issues.
GSBES provides opportunities to ensure graduate students remain and complete their programs. Whether that be through professional headshots, financial planning, or workshops on communicating research.
We strive to meet real student needs and community demands, all whilst tackling issues centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
GSBES's mission is to recruit and retain Black graduate students within engineering and science disciplines through outreach and advocacy.
Formerly known as The Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists - Graduate Component (SMES-G), we serve as an academic and social network for Black graduate students within the University of Michigan's STEM community. GSBES's primary aim is to recruit and retain Black graduate students within engineering and science disciplines though outreach and advocacy. We strive to meet real student needs and community demands, all whilst tackling issues centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We provide a welcoming environment that is committed to personal, professional, and technical development while addressing critical graduate student issues. Through our programming, we help ensure that underrepresented students develop skills that contribute to scientific research and the University's learning environment, while positively impacting our communities.