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Recent NSBP News and Accomplishments
NSBP Visions: LaNell Williams and Duane Valz.
The NSBP Visions Seminar Series is designed to be a welcoming series of informal fireside chats highlighting a broad range of research ideas and topics. An NSBP member is paired with a seasoned scientist or thought leader from a different field (typically in science or technology) so that they may have a dialogue and find commonality in their differing opinions and interests. The purpose of these talks is to provide a platform for members to explore their research ideas, broaden their physics knowledge and network with professionals. Through this series, we aim to bring physics to the people: that is make physics accessible and understandable to the public. Moreover, as always, our mission is to continue to promote the image of the Black scientist and share our members’ excellence with the rest of the world.
The first speakers for this series are LaNell Williams and Duane Valz.
Innovation Seminar Series September 29, 2020: Charles Brown
The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) is pleased to present Dr. Charles Brown as the next speaker for the NSBP ‘Innovate Seminar Series’! The Innovate Seminar Series is a new forum for NSBP members to share their research ideas and projects in a non-specialist way. Dr. Brown is an experimental quantum physicist, science communicator, and champion for increased Black American representation in physics. He is now a postdoctoral scholar and Ford Foundation fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Special thanks to the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics for their continued support of the NSBP Innovation Seminar Series.
NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars Program
Cambridge, MA (September 16, 2020)— The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) today announced the formation of the NSBP/SAO Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Scholars Program, creating opportunities for early career physicists from underrepresented backgrounds to engage in cutting-edge black hole research. The NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars Program opens new research pathways for underrepresented young physicists. Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory partners with National Society of Black Physicists to launch annual research internship and recruitment opportunity.
NSBP/HGS Mentoring Program
The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and the Harlem Gallery of Science (HGS) announce the NSBP/HGS Mentoring Program directed at increasing educational resources in physics and mathematics available to middle and high school students in Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. The program pairs student members of NSBP with students in these low-income communities of color. NSBP students will serve as mentor and role models. NSBP students can play similar roles in afterschool (and before-school) programs to provide structured learning and structured environments when students are not scheduled to be in school. In addition to the educational resources these NSBP student members provide, they also serve as role models as many come from similar communities and family situations as do the students.
SNSP Scholars Finale
The finale of the Simons-NSBP Scholars Program (SNSP) took place on Friday, August 21, starting at 1PM EST. This program is a joint venture between the Simons Observatory and the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). The Simons-NSBP Scholars Program has hosted 21 students for summer research experiences over the past 7 weeks. This year's Simons-NSBP Scholars are a dynamic group of individuals who have brought a lot to the program. Their home institutions are spread across the country, ranging from upstate New York to southern California. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.
Meet Our NSBP Student Council
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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NSBP is the largest and most recognizable organization devoted to the growth, development, and advancementof the African-American physics community.