Accession Number : ADA300289

Title :   Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students (7th) Held in East Lansing, Michigan on 12-13 February 1993.

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Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

PDF Url : ADA300289

Report Date : 13 FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Over 200 students attended making this the largest NCBPS conference to date. The students participated in technical presentations, tours of research facilities, a career and educational fair, workshop, a dinner with Colonel Fred Gregory, an African American astronaut, and other various activities. The National Conference of Black Physics students began in 1986 when several Black physics graduate students at MIT and Harvard decided to address the 'pipeline problem' of African Americans in physics by organizing a conference for Black physics undergraduates. The goals of the conference were to (a) develop a network within the Black physics community, (b) make Black students in physics, particularly at the graduate level, aware of academic and professional opportunities and (c) bring important issues and developments in the field to the attention of these students. We are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students held February 12 and 13, 1993 served the largest population of students so far. The largest conference previous to this one hosted 130 students. We registered and prepared for 240 students with 210 actually attending. We had originally planned and budgeted for 120 students.

Descriptors :   *STUDENTS, *PHYSICS, *AFRICAN AMERICANS, SYMPOSIA, COMMUNITIES, RESEARCH FACILITIES, POPULATION, PIPELINES, TRAVEL, ASTRONAUTS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE