2017 NSBP Election

The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2017 election.

This year, the following offices are up for election:

  • President (2 year term plus 1 year as past president)
  • Treasurer (2 year term)
  • Technical Executive Officer (2 year term)
  • Administrative Executive Officer (2 year term)

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NSBP at the STEMpowerment Conference at UVI



On April 19, 2017, The National Society of Black Physicists’ President Dr. K. Renee Horton served as the keynote speaker for the STEMpowerment Conference, in celebration of Science Week at the University of the Virgin Islands (SWUVI). During this visit, Renee spent the day preceding the conference visiting and talking with the administration, faculty and students of this newly implemented physics program for this University. Renee served as the keynote speaker and a panelist for the STEMpowerment Conference in which she detailed her path to success in the STEM field. Following her presentation, there was a STEMpowerment Career Panel discussion on issues such as; academic paths, career paths, extracurricular activities outside of academics, strengths and weaknesses, goals, challenges in specific careers, sexism, biases, doubts, life mottos, mentorship, and useful advice.   As part of the SWUVI, there were visits to the Etelman Observatory, observations and sessions with the Peer Lead Teaching Lecture (PLTL) students about their teaching and learning experiences in this newly implemented environment. Outside of the physics department was a session with the students of NSBE, individual sessions with STEM majoring students and dinner at the Science Café hosted by the Marine Biology department at a local restaurant. On Dr. Horton’s day of departure, she spent the morning at the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School observing the STEM Science fair exhibits, interacting with the science classes and videoing a greeting to the incoming students about the importance of physics in the world and their place in physics.

NSBP Partners with the Earth Day Network in the March for Science

On this upcoming Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network will unite with the March for Science on the National Mall in Washington DC to take a stand against policies that ignore scientific consensus and ultimately put human lives at risk. We will be hosting a national teach-in, rally and march to advocate for scientific education, funding for research and publication, and to let the world know that scientific evidence across all disciplines positively impacts our society. Climate justice and scientific engagement are intrinsically tied to every affinity of the social justice community. They encompass gender justice, economic justice, racial justice, immigration justice, and so much more. Inaction threatens severe consequences to the health and wellbeing of us all. We welcome you to join us at the March for Science on April 22nd, 2017 to take a public stand for the scientific issues most important to you. Your involvement in the march is important because science impacts all parts of our lives. Clean air, food security, water access, and medical innovations and more all depend on a strong scientific community will only improve if we lift restrictions on the scientific community and improve STEM education for future generations.  

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