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Committees

The Executive Committee advises the Board of Directors on the general direction and functioning of the Society. The members are appointed by the President.

The Communications Committee advises the Board of Directors on the content, design, and production of the various Society communications, including the Newsletter of the National Society of Black Physicists, the Proceedings of the Annual Conference, the website, brochures, posters, journals and exhibits.

The Nomination and Screening prepares a slate of nominees for National Officers of the Society. The Committee recommends appropriate procedures and-provisions for conducting any national election in accordance with this Constitution and its By-laws.

The Audit, Budget and Finance Committee reviews the audits and budgets of the Society, and advises the Board of Directors on the stewardship of Society financial assets and the conduct of Society business affairs

The Awards and Fellowship Committee reviews the candidates for the various awards and prizes approved by the Board of Directors, and recommends winners of such awards and prizes to the Board of Directors. The Committee is also be responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for conferring the status of Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists upon a member.

The Meetings and Program Committee plans and implements the scientific and educational program of the Annual Conference, and is also the editorial committee of the Proceedings of the Annual Conference. The Committee organizes a local organizing committee that helps with the planning and implementation of the program, as well as arranging the local logistics of the Conference. The Committee also surveys funding and research opportunities for the Society.

The Public Policy Committee informs the Society on policy issues that have an impact on physics research and teaching and on general Society operations. The committee also advises the Board of Directors on public policy positions that the Society should take on the federal, state and even local levels.s

The Professional Development Committee helps plan and execute year-round professional development programs. Such programs include Career Services, NSBP-Link and other web-based programs, physics GRE and graduate admissions workshops, topical short courses and workshops.

The Women in Physics Committee organizes sessions at the annual conference on career survival skills for women, serves as a liaison and information source on the current statistics and profiles of African American women in phyiscs, works toward a more systematic method of tracking and highlighting career trajectories of women in physics, and reaches out specifically to young girls as a component of NSBP Pre-college programs. The committee also maintains a list of Black Women in Physics.

The International Affairs Committee establishes and maintains contacts with colleagues and organizations in Africa, the Caribbean and other regions of the world. The committee also ensures that NSBP maintains an adequate program of support for the Edward A. Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute

The Pre-College Program Committee plans and executes K-12 education and outreach programs, including the Science Ambassadors program.

The Committee on Chapters and the NSBP Student Council certify new NSBP college chapters and monitor the health of existing chapters. The committee helps develop chapter building and sustainment programs. The NSBP Student Council, which is part of the Committee on Chapters, is a national body consisting of representatives from the NSBP college chapters and at-large representatives. The council's role is to advise the Committee on Chapters, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on student membership and chapter programs.

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