The hip new NSCS national office just got even cooler. This month our Member Center officially opens and the national staff is excited that our space creates yet another opportunity to engage members.

“Since our members matter most, I wanted our new headquarters to feature a place that puts our members front and center,” said Steve Loflin, NSCS Founder and CEO, who served as the catalyst to create the center.

“We want the Member Center to be a fun place to hang out as well as a resource for our members to learn about benefits or get ideas for themselves or their chapters” said Kacie Perkins, NSCS’ Coordinator of Member Relations who also happens to be a member.

The Member Center is equipped with all kinds of fun surprises like iPads and games ranging from Connect Four to Super Mario chess to keep members entertained during a break between classes or before a trip home.

All members are welcome to come and relax on our lounge chairs with their crazy cool decorative pillows, celebrating the fact that Geek really is chic! Plus, you can enjoy the complimentary bottles of SmartWater, and signature candies like Nerds, and Smarties (puns intended).

We also owe a huge thank you to the following Etsy shops for helping us to be able to afford our geeked out finds by extending great discounts to us:

Freaky Fleece provided us with the bowtie, floppy disk, and glasses pillows.

Yellow Bug Boutique created the periodic table and nerd glasses pillows.

LuxChroma Design Studios provided us with the “Geek” and “Think” signs.

Acecia Thomas-Baker, who joined NSCS as a student at Howard University and is now the Coordinator of Marketing at NSCS, views the Member Center as a great hang-out spot. “For those members visiting DC for the first time, the Member Center can serve as a great resource – here members can find out about some of the really cool sites that the nation’s capital has to offer and also learn about some of the national staff’s favorite places to frequent. I’d encourage all members to stop by!”

The Member Center is constantly evolving, so drop by and visit us at 2000 M St. NW, Ste. 600, to see what’s new… We’ll see you soon!

Ashley Williams is a junior, Broadcast Journalism major and Digital Design minor at Howard University. She is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Social Action chair for the NSCS chapter at Howard University. She is a chic geek at heart as she truly enjoys shopping for great deals and putting different styles together. She enjoys sharing her deals, beauty and fashion secrets to whoever is willing to listen. She is a contributing writer for TalkNerdy2Me and