NSBP 2019 Annual Conference
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Recent NSBP News and Accomplishments
Debt Retirement Campaign
NSBP is looking to raise nearly $70,000 by July 31, 2019 to be freed from our debts.
Hampton University Approved for 1st Official NSBP Student Chapter
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the National Society of Black Physicists executive board voted unanimously to confirm a petition from Hampton University Physics Students to formulate the first NSBP Student Chapter. Through a joint effort, initiated by former NSBP Student Representative Charles Brown (Yale, PhD Candidate), current NSBP Student Representative Joshua Burrow (University of Dayton, PhD Candidate), NSBP Student Council Members Dewan Woods (Purdue University, PhD Candidate) and Elon Price (North Carolina State University, Senior), and Maurice Roots (Hampton University, Senior), the group came together over the course of 3 years to put in place a process and establish by-laws.
NSBP at the ERN Conference
The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) was held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park February 21-23, 2019 in Washington DC. The ERN Conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.
Dr. Renee Horton named Louisianian of the Year.
Congratulations to former NSBP president, Dr. K. Renee Horton, for being one of nine people to be named 2019 Louisianians of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine. Dr Horton is the immediate past president of the NAtional Society of Black Physicists and only the second woman president in its history. In her professional life, Dr. Horton is a quality engineer at the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans East. The article details how Dr. Horton is a world class scientist at NASA responsible for projects like the Vertical Assembly Center while working to "make science accessible to children, show African-American kids they can succeed in scientific fields, and teach children about diversity" via a series of childrens books and other media.
For more information, read the full article here. Once again, congratulations to our own Dr. K. Renee Horton.
2018 NSBP Conference Wrapup
The National Society of Black Physicists held the 2018 Annual Conference with the theme “Scientific Passion and Progress - Meeting The Challenge.” The conference was at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Sunday, November 4 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The Annual Conference brings together a broad range of experts in multiple fields of physics (astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter and materials, high energy physics, optics and photonics, and more). NSBP conference is the largest academic meeting of minority physicists in the United States. It is co-organized in partnership with Associated Universities, Inc. and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Our MissionFounded in 1977 at Morgan State University, the mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.
Our SectionsThere are 16 Physics Sections of NSBP. These sections help plan symposia at our annual conference as well as other meetings, workshops, and mini-courses. They help keep the general membership aware of new and ongoing funding for research and training in the respective sub-fields. Each section is a forum for networking and information exchanges including student advising and mentoring as well as research collaboration.
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