NSBP News

  • Debt Retirement Campaign

    Debt Retirement Campaign

    NSBP is looking to raise nearly $70,000 by July 31, 2019 to be freed from our debts.

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  • Hampton University Approved for 1st Official NSBP Student Chapter

    Hampton 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.

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  • NSBP at the ERN Conference

    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.

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  • Dr. Renee Horton named Louisianian of the Year.

    renee horton squareCongratulations 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.

     

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  • 2018 NSBP Conference Wrapup

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    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.

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2018 NSBP Conference Wrapup

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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.

Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors


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Special thanks to our gold sponsor for the 2018 NSBP Conference, Corning Incorporated for their generous financial contribution to the National Society of Black Physicists. Corning Incorporated is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 167-year track record of life-changing inventions. Click their logo to learn more about that company.

You can view all the sponsors of the 2018 conference here.

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