NSBP News

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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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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2019 Annual Conference

2019 group picture

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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Dr. Elaine Lalanne named by a Top 100 Executive Leader

NSBP treasurer Dr. Elaine Lalanne has been recognized as one of the 2019 Top 100 executive leaders under 50 by DiversityMBA Magazine. DiversityMBA is a national leadership organization focused on integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management. The recipients received their official awards at Diversity MBAs 13th Annual Elite Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala on September 9th and 10th at the Westin Chicago River North. Congratulations once again to Dr. Elaine Lalanne. You can learn more about this honor by clicking here.