Who We Are
BEA is a collegiate organization focused on the success and growth of our members, the positive impact we have on our community, and the progression of minorities in STEM fields as a whole.
Founded in the 1960's, the Black Engineers Association at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is a premier organization for Black students in the STEM fields. Understanding the challenges that students often face while pursuing STEM degrees, BEA was created to aid in the recruitment, retention, and academic success of African-American students in the college of engineering at UC Davis. Today, BEA continues these efforts by striving to uphold our mission statement (which is an expanded version of the NSBE mission statement), acting as a resource for our members, and supporting one another throughout our academic journeys.
In the 1970's, BEA became chartered as the UC Davis chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). This affiliation allows BEA to be apart of a national organization that dedicates itself to increasing Black participation in the fields of engineering, engineering technology, and the physical sciences. NSBE also serves to strengthen relations between professional industry and the Black community.
BEA is dedicated to accomplishing the following objectives for our organization:
Reasons to Join BEA
All students are welcome to join BEA!
The Black Engineers Association (BEA) is an ALL-INCLUSIVE and family-oriented organization. We do not limit our members due to race/ethnicity, field of study, etc. The members within the BEA strive to uphold the standards in our organization's mission statement and complete the club objectives.
BEA offers its members: