NSBP/HGS Mentoring Program

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The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) and the Harlem Gallery of Science (HGS) announce the NSBP/HGS Mentoring Program directed at increasing educational resources in physics and mathematics available to middle and high school students in Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. The program pairs student members of NSBP with students in these low-income communities of color.  NSBP students will serve as mentor and  role models.  NSBP students can play similar roles in afterschool (and before-school) programs to provide structured learning and structured environments when students are not scheduled to be in school. In addition to the educational resources these NSBP student members provide, they also serve as role models as many come from similar communities and family situations as do the students.

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NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars Program

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Cambridge, MA (September 16, 2020)— The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) today announced the formation of the NSBP/SAO Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Scholars Program, creating opportunities for early career physicists from underrepresented backgrounds to engage in cutting-edge black hole research. The NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars Program opens new research pathways for underrepresented young physicists. Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory partners with National Society of Black Physicists to launch annual research internship and recruitment opportunity.

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2020 Conference Front Page


The National Society of Black Physicists will be having the 2020 Conference on November 5-8, 2020, Virtually!  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year's conference that was scheduled to be hosted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) will be postponed until 2021. BNL will still serve as the conference co-host.  Funding for the conference will be provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The theme for this year's conference is "Achieving the Vision: From First Principles to the Future."

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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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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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