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".
The National Society of Black Physicists annual meeting is the largest meeting of African-American physicists in the world. The annual meeting has historically served as a time for scientists at all professional levels to come together, learn from each other, build collaborations and professional relationships, and inspire the next generation of physicists. The attendees were treated to dynamic plenary speakers impressing upon them the importance and widespread application of physics in our world. Our plenary speakers included Dr. Jami Miller, Dr. Julianne Pollard-Larkin, Dr. James Simons, Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., and Dr. Brian Keating. This year, the annual meeting was held in conjunction with the 2019 Physics Congress (PhysCon) held by the Society of Physics Students. These simultaneous meetings allowed for our undergraduate students to get the benefit of attending both conferences.
You can view all the pictures from the conference by clicking here.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors that helped to make this conference a success.
- Event Sponsors
- Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
- National Science Foundation
- Brown University
- Gold Sponsors
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Bronze Sponsors
- Notre Dame Physics
- American Institute of Physics (AIP)
- Society of Physics Students (SPS)
- IEEE Photonics
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
- Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)
- National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)
- Morgan State University
Student Research Awards
NSBP has historically given out awards to outstanding student researchers for their oral and poster presentations at the conference. The research awards are separated by research groups within NSBP. Congratulations to this year's winners!!
|Student Name||Undergraduate / Graduate||Award Name / Type||University||Sponsor|
|Emmanuel Aneke||Undergraduate||NPP Poster||Georgia Institute of Technology||Brookhaven National Laboratory|
|Gabrielle Moss||Graduate||NPP Oral||University of the Sciences||Brookhaven National Laboratory|
|Asia Parker||Undergraduate||NPP Poster||Duquesne University||Brookhaven National Laboratory|
|Katheryn Kornegay||Undergraduate||CMMP Poster||Pomona College||Brown University|
|Amber Lenon||Graduate||CGR Oral||West Virginia||Brown University|
|Melia Kendall||Graduate||CMMP Oral||North Carolina State||Brown University|
|Michael Parrish||Undergraduate||POP Poster||Morehouse||Corning|
|Graduate||POP Poster||Stanford Linear Accelerator Center||Corning|
|Jordan Kemp||Graduate||POP Oral||University of Chicago||Corning|
|Courtney Carter||Undergraduate||Astro Poster||Grinell College||NRAO|
|Kevin Floyd||Undergraduate||CBP / MED Poster||Morehouse College||FRIB / NSCL|
|Gregory Taylor||Graduate||CBP / Med Poster||Rowan University||IEEE|
|Kenneth Ochieng||Undergraduate||PER Poster||Pomona College||AIP / SPS|
|Joshua Samba||Graduate||CMMP Poster||Morgan State University||IEEE|
|Milani Hernandez||Graduate||EPSS Poster||University of Tampa||Notre Dame Physics|