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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

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The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need schools. As a WW Teaching Fellow, you will have extraordinary opportunities: innovative, world-class teacher preparation, a full school year of experience in real-world

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The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998. In the US, the For Women

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

Dr. Arthur N. Thorpe passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Dr. Thorpe served as a professor in physics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. from Howard in 1964 concentrated on research areas of magnetism and solid state physics. Matthew F. Ware, the chair of Howard University Graduate Physics Alumni Association


The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE, www.increaseonline.org) held its 8th workshop at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in July. The goal was to introduce faculty from institutions serving populations historically underrepresented in the sciences and engineering to the powerful research facilities available for use at

The GRAD-MAP Program

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 by

In 2013, some astronomy and physics graduate students  from the University of Maryland developed the Graduate Resources Advancing Diversity with Maryland Astronomy and Physics Program (GRAD-MAP).  The program strives  to build strong ties with Mid-Atlantic minority serving institutions (MSIs) through seminars, forums, workshops, science discussions, and research by connecting promising MSI students with University of

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The 2015 Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists was held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD on February 23-28, 2015. The primary sponsor for the conference was the National Science Foundation that provided a $349,812 award to Associated Universities, Inc., which served as the fiscal and managing organization for the NSBP2015

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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.  

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2014 & 2015 Carl Rouse Fellows

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 by

NSBP would like to recognize 2014 Carl Rouse Fellow Carell Hamil from New York University and 2015 Carl Rouse Fellows Albert Wandui, research assistant at Kuo Lab and Carl Fields, graduate student from ASU. Congratulations to all three of these students!

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