On this upcoming Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network will unite with the March for Science on the National Mall in Washington DC to take a stand against policies that ignore scientific consensus and ultimately put human lives at risk. We will be hosting a national teach-in, rally and march to advocate for scientific
The 4th edition of the African School of Physics and Applications, ASP016, will take place in Kigali Rwanda on 1-19 August 2016. Application is open to eligible students until March 31 2016. The details can be found on the website: http://www.africanschoolofphysics.org/ Interested students must fill out the online application form and upload: –
The call for the second round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) is open. The ASLP aims to train fellows in advanced leadership skills, connecting and empowering them to lead a new paradigm for African science. The inaugural programme exceeded all our expectations and we look forward to build on this success and network.
The first meeting of the African Light Source Conference and Workshop was held on 16-20 November at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), in Grenoble, France. This conference marked an historical and important step for the African light source based scientific research community. A set of Resolutions as well as a roadmap with short-, medium-,
The NSBP will be hosting and co-organizing six physics sessions in conjunction with the 2016 ERN Conference, held at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, in Washington, DC, on February 25-27, 2016. Students who register for the NSBP sessions will be required to fully participate with both ERN and NSBP agendas. Oral presentations for the NSBP
NSBP was invited to the second White House Astronomy Night held on Monday, October 19, 2015. Our President, Paul Gueye, was also invited in a pre-event meeting the United States President Barack Obama, along with one of the PING2015 students (Ms. Ava Patino). PING (Physicists Inspiring the Next Generation, www.nsbping.org) is a joint initiative between
The American Physical Society (APS) has established a new program, the National Mentoring Community (NMC), to provide mentoring for undergraduate underrepresented minority (URM) physics students in the United States. APS is currently looking for faculty to be mentors and students to be mentees. Please take a moment to visit http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/mentoring/ if you are interested.
On February 26, 2014 representatives from NSBP participated in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Minorities in STEM Workshop that convened leading technical experts, representatives from minority professional societies, nonprofit organizations, and other key stakeholders to develop concrete actions to help minorities excel in STEM studies and careers. During two breakout sessions participants collaborated