NSBP Conferences

NSBP Conferences brings together a broad range of experts in multiple fields of physics (astronomy, astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter and materials, physics, high energy ... and more).  The NSBP Conference is the largest academic meeting of minority physicists in the United States.


NSBP Fall Conference 2016

Highlights of NSBP2016


The NSBP Fall Conference 2016, “The Value of the Minority Physics Student: A Talent Source for America’s Technical Future”, was held on October 27-30, 2016, at Fermilab, in Batavia, IL.

This conference agenda consisted of three days of workshops for resume writing, work/life balance, dealing with imposter syndrome and careers outside of academia, discussion panels, plenary speakers, and poster sessions.  There was opportunities for professors to communicate with scientists about research collaborations and tour the facilities, as well as, networking lunches and opportunities to speak with HR divisions of several national laboratories about intern positions and what’s expected during this process.

Schedule of Events (nsbp-2016-fall-workshop-general-schedule)



A Message for NSBP 2016 Fall Workshop Students From the Embassy of Australia

australian-governmentIf you are interested in attending graduate school in Australia, please contact Anthony Murfett, the Minister-Counsellor of Industry, Science and Education.

Address:  1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036-2273

Phone: 202.797.3441   Email: Anthony.Murfett@industry.gov.au





This event was sponsored by:

Fermilab logo    Program Director

Exhibit Sponsors:

Gold Level Sponsorship

Argonne      harvard physics logo  Stanford


Bronze Level Sponsorship

umich physics      gatechphysics   nanograv  Dunlap_Logo11-1    CU PD iu-bloomingtonlogo     pnnl_logo_battelle  university-of-chicago




The event was co-organized in partnership with Associated Universities, Inc. and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation  (Goto link).

Final Reports: NSBP2015_ProgramBook.pdf ; NSBP2015_Outcomes.pdf


More upcoming Conferences and events can be found under our Events page.

Archive Conferences

NSBP Physics Sessions at the 2016 ERN Conference on February 25-27, 2016, Renaissance Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia

The event is co-organized and co-sponsored in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Michigan State University, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. It consists of Physics sessions (February 26-27, 2016), NSBP networking event (February 26, 2016) and participation to the Emerging Researchers Conference (February 25-27, 2016).

NSBP Physics Sessions Info:  Goto link  ERN Website: Goto link

NSBP2015: February 25-28, 2015, Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

NSBP2015GroupPicture The event was co-organized in partnership with Associated Universities, Inc. and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Website         : Goto link
Final Report: NSBP2015_ProgramBook.pdf ; NSBP2015_Outcomes.pdf