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Debt Campaign Update (2019)

Our debt reduction plan is in the final stages. You can click here to learn more about the history of our debt situation. The tremendous support from all of our financial partners and supports have allowed NSBP to be on the doorstep of being free from this hotel debt. As a result of our fundraising activities, including our online fundraising campaign, we have paid over $80000 towards the $100000 agreement.

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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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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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Hampton University Approved for 1st Official NSBP Student Chapter

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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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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.

 

AIP TEAM-UP Undergraduate Survey

AIP TEAM-UP logoThe American Institute of Physics has commissioned a Task Force to Elevate the representation of African Americans in Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy (TEAM-UP) to investigate the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans in physics and astronomy, and develop recommendations toward increasing the number of African Americans students earning physics and astronomy bachelor’s degrees. The National Society of Black Physicists is assisting the American Institute of Physics with this investigation as a part of its ongoing mission to support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics.
 
The first step in TEAM-UP’s multi-pronged approach to this challenge is to survey African American undergraduates contemplating or completing a major in physics and related fields about their experiences as physics students. You can view the cover letters addressed to either current undergraduate students or people or organizations working with African American physics and astronomy undergraduate students by clicking on the appropriate links. To take the survey, simply click the button below labeled "Take the Survey".

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