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              To all interested graduate students in science, technology, health, mathematics, and related fields: Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2016 Workshop (http://comscicon.com/apply-comscicon16), to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 9-11th, 2016. Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged

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The Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship at Yale provides exceptional undergraduate students with the opportunity to do research at Yale University over the summer with a faculty mentor. All expenses, including travel, will be paid and there is a stipend. Further information can be found at: http://astronomy.yale.edu/undergraduate-program/research/dorrit-hoffleit-undergraduate-research-scholarship   Please do NOT submit applications via the Physics

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            Dear NSBP Community, Officer Elections for the National Society of Black Physicists are coming this spring.  The timeline is as follows: Society membership dues may be paid online at www.nsbp.org. Only members who have paid their dues by March 19, 2016 will be eligible to vote. Open nominations will begin February

Announcing NASA\’s 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest (The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004). The 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Essays must be under 500 words. There are three essay topics to choose from: Target

Are you a k-college educator, an amateur astronomer that does outreach, or do you work at a planetarium, science center, or other informal science venue? Are you interested in traveling to Chile to learn about the major U.S. observatories?  Here’s your chance!! Please share this email/link with others that you think might be interested, via

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    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.

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NSBP Statement on Racial Diversity in University Settings Following the December 9, 2015 oral arguments in the United States Supreme Court case of Abigail Fisher v. the University of Texas, the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) affirms the utilization of race as one of many factors in the college admissions process. The field of

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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-,

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The Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering. The program provides a student stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000, a two-week intensive Petascale Institute in 2016, and, for a

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