NSBP 2019 Annual Conference
Recent NSBP News and Accomplishments
Sekazi Mtingwa wins Presidential Mentoring Award
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Dr. Sekazi Mtingwa was awarded the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future productivity of the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM) workforce. These awards are the Nation's highest honors for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the Nation's human resources in STEM.
Hotel Debt Eliminated
The National Society of Black Physicists was sued by the Renaissance Nashville (hereinafter referred to as “the Hotel”) and a judgment was awarded of over $325,000 to the Hotel against NSBP. Two years ago, the Hotel has offered NSBP a settlement on the debt if NSBP can pay the hotel $100,000. Thanks to the support of all our donors and corporate sponsors, we are proud to announce that the National Society of Black Physicists has reached the $100,000 mark.
We have eliminated the debt from the hotel and are 100% debt free.
Dr. Elaine Lalanne named by a Top 100 Executive Leader
NSBP treasurer Dr. Elaine Lalanne has been recognized as one of the 2019 Top 100 executive leaders under 50 by DiversityMBA Magazine. DiversityMBA is a national leadership organization focused on integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management. The recipients received their official awards at Diversity MBAs 13th Annual Elite Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala on September 9th and 10th at the Westin Chicago River North. Congratulations once again to Dr. Elaine Lalanne. You can learn more about this honor by clicking here.
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.
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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