Message from the President of the National Society of Black Physicists
Greetings NSBP members and supporters:
It is with great pleasure that I greet you as the new president of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). I am truly honored at the overwhelming support from the membership during the elections. For nearly 40 years, NSBP has been working to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the scientific community and society at large. In that time, NSBP has become the largest and most recognizable organization devoted to the African-American physics community.
As I reflect on this mission, I am excited as we approach our 40th anniversary. The executive officers, board members, and I have begun planning various activities leading up to the celebration for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. All of these events are to celebrate YOU, the members and supporters of NSBP. As we approach our 40th anniversary, I am looking forward to you being a part of this monumental celebration.
In 2013 at the 150th National Academy of Sciences annual meeting, President Barack Obama stated, “…we’ve got to make sure that we’re supporting the next generation of dreamers and risk-takers...”1 In that same spirit, I ask for many of you to renew your membership and invite a new generation of physicists to join us. Also, please consider joining a committee or volunteering for upcoming activities in order to further engage and encourage others to become successful physicist.
I look forward to working with all of you this year as we continue to advance NSBP and our impact on the greater physics community.
K. Renee Horton, Ph.D.
1Remarks by the President at the 150th National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting April 29, 2013. For a full transcript see: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/29/remarks-president-150th-anniversary-national-academy-sciences