Our Mission.

To benefit the NYU communities by bringing awareness of the opportunity and challenges posed in the energy field while solving those challenges through our member’s practical knowledge and experiences



About Our Chapter

NYUAABE serves as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies. We serve to ensure  the involvement of  of our community in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.

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How to Join?

You may apply for membership by filling out the application form provided below. The calculated amount of your payment will include your national membership fee and that of the local chapter you selected. Your membership information will be forwarded to the local chapter along with the membership fee. Please allow two to three weeks for processing.

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Membership Benefits

Interested in joining AABE? Here are the top five reasons to act now:

  1. Network with over 1300 of the best and brightest in the industry, from line supervisors to chief executives.
  2. Stay engaged through monthly chapter meetings, quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, and the annual conference.
  3. Show your employer you're committed to a career in the energy industry. (Employers often pay membership dues.)
  4. Discover new opportunities in today's deregulated energy environment.
  5. Develop your leadership abilities by serving at the chapter or national level.

See Membership Requirements for more information and join today!


Membership Renewal Form

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Who Should Join

Membership in the American Association of Blacks in Energy is open to employees, and owners of energy-related businesses and members of ancillary professions and organizations serving the energy industry. This includes: Consultants, Educators, Trade Associations, Local Government and Regulatory Agencies and Students.

Levels of Membership
There are three types of memberships available:
New Member - one who has never been a member of AABE
Renewing Member - one who has been a member of AABE in the last two years
Sustaining Member - one who wishes to make an additional contribution to AABE


ProfessionalFotoSmallMy name is Sederick Dawkins and I am the president of the New York Metro Student Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. AABE’s mission is to develop future leaders in energy that represent African Americans and other underrepresented minority groups in our communities from our university’s pool of budding engineers and entrepreneurs.I genuinely believe that energy is a promise of a special kind. It is the one thing that is uniquely positioned to affect every aspect of our lives with no regard to our backgrounds or socioeconomic statuses.

As such, our chapter fully advocates for the greater AABE vision of ensuring the input of all minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues. With these ideas in mind, our chapter decided to host an Energy Challenge Competition, whose aim is to inspire students to look critically at their environments to identify, analyze and implement initiatives to further sustain the world’s energy industry.

Aside from giving students the opportunity to network with companies and professionals, this Challenge will allow them to:

  • Interact with potential employers and partners in industry
  • Learn to create and achieve a common goal as one cohesive unit
  • Market their product and ideas in a business environment

The AABE at NYU Energy Challenge aims to bring forth the future leaders in Energy. Are you such a candidate? Sign up for more information and find out!

Thank you for your time and continual support!

Yours truly,

Sederick Dawkins