Black engineers group works to promote diversity in medtech, equity in healthcare

Diversity in medtech is rising, but there is still room for improvement. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is working to eliminate healthcare disparities and close gaps in care delivery to Black communities.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a U.S.-based, student-governed organization founded in 1975 to support and promote technical professionals in engineering and technology in collegiate and pre-collegiate students. Mechanical engineering is the most common major of its members, followed by computer sciences, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering and civil engineering.

NSBE has more than 790 chapters and over 20,000 active members in the U.S. Its Healthcare Innovation Special Interest Group (HISIG) has over 3,300 members across all healthcare sectors, with 300 members in the medical device industry. Theodore Nicholson, treasurer and board member of the NSBE healthcare group, is manager of research tech…

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