The Gator Chapter of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) is an organization dedicated to the education, upliftment, and advancement of Black Physics and STEM students. Through the NSBP, members will have the opportunity to apply to prestigious scholarships/internships with companies, institutions, and universities around the world, register for NSBP conferences and events that brings together professionals and experts in several fields of physics, learn the history of prominent Black physicists and STEM professionals, and provide a platform for STEM students to interact and form study groups in areas such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, pre-med coursework and more. Joining the NSBP is an excellent way to diversify and enrich your scientific studies during your time at the University of Florida!
Many of our current events involve inviting Black professionals as guest speakers who come from a wide range of physics sub-fields such as astrophysics, soft matter physics, geophysics, biophysics, and more! We also host workshops in subjects such as computer science where students can gain foundational knowledge of how to code in Python, the primary coding language used in physics. Lastly, we are currently in the process of organizing a physics outreach program for local middle and high school students where NSBP members will travel to local schools/community centers and perform a variety of physics demonstrations as well as distribute outreach kits so the students can participate and learn the physics and mathematical concepts hands-on.
The Gator Chapter of the NSBP welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students, and we look forward to working with you all in the future!
Meet the Officers:
Bridgette Gifford – President
Haben Belai – Vice President
Rhoda Ansong – Treasurer
Derod Deal – Project Director
Amaya Ward-McCaskill – Historian
Caela Vasquez – Secretary
Facebook: Gator Chapter of the NSBP