MEET is a premier organization on campus that promotes the increase of the minority retention within engineering. The organization works to increase the professionalism of members while also insuring that they are academically sound. MEET strives to serve the university, community, and its members by fulfilling our mission statement:
"To increase the number of culturally responsible minority engineers who
excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."
Each meeting features workshops that focus on:
Professionalism (Career Access, Continued Education, Alumni Relations)
MEET welcomes all to join, regardless of major or ethnicity.
The Rutgers University Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers was originally founded as The Minority Engineering Educational Task in 1975 at the College of Engineering of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. The reasoning for the creation of the organization was to provide academic and social support to minorities who are studying to obtain technical degrees from Rutgers University. In 1979, MEET becomes the official Rutgers chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In 1976, MEET was recognized by Rutgers University as an official student organization.
The 7 founding members of MEET are:
Ian Liang, Mark Buntin, Wayne Brown, Rick Barrow, Sheldon Myers, Warren Birts, and Eddie Sellers