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Recent NSBP News and Accomplishments

  • Peter Delfyett wins the 2020 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award

    Delfyett 20161104Dr. Peter Delfyett, former NSBP President and NSBP fellow, is the 2020 winner of the William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award. The William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award was established to recognize an exceptional single scientific contribution which has had a significant impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the past ten years. Dr. Delfyett has been selected, "For pioneering contributions to semiconductor diode based ultrafast laser science and technology." The Award is endowed by Xerox Corp and Spectra Diode Labs. The Award consists of an honorarium of $2,500 and a medal. The presentation is made at the IEEE Photonics Conference.

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  • Simons-NSBP Scholars Program (SNSP)

    JimSimons LanellWilliams DelilahGatesThe National Society of Black Physicists announces the formation of the Simons-NSBP Scholars Program (SNSP)

    This 6-8 week fellowship program is a partnership between the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and the Simons Observatory (SO). Every year SO scientists will mentor NSBP Scholars on research projects at the forefront of CMB Cosmology. The program is kicking off in the summer of 2020, hosting 10 Scholars for projects that will begin July 1, 2020. The deadline to apply for this program is June 22, 2020. This program is strictly for NSBP student members that are rising seniors in their undergraduate field of study or masters degree students. 

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  • NSBP Statement on Systemic Racism Demonstrations

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    The National Society of Black Physicists was founded over 40 years ago as a response to systemic racism within the physics community. Today, our organization continues to stand with those that fight against systemic racism and for freedom, equality, liberty and justice to become a reality for all of America’s citizens. Read the statement from our president below.

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  • 2019 Annual Conference

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    Nearly four hundred students, professionals, and exhibitors descended on Providence, Rhode Island for the NSBP annual conference held November 14-17, 2019. The theme of this year's conference was "Promoting Professional Connections and Persistence in Physics".

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  • Sekazi Mtingwa wins Presidential Mentoring Award

    Dr. Sekazi MtwingaOn 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.

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  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Founded 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.

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  • Our Sections

    Our Sections

    There 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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  • Join NSBP

    Join NSBP

    Join NSBP. We want you to become a member a society of students, professionals, advisors, and friends who are working toward uniting physicist and astronomers in their pursuit of understanding matter and energy, and using that to benefit mankind.

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NSBP is the largest and most recognizable organization devoted to the growth, development, and advancementof the African-American physics community.