National Society of Black Physicists

Science Policy

"Policy analysis and advocacy are central to NSBP's mission of promoting the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students"
-- PJ Delfyett, NSBP President

Policies and Issues


8 Policy Issues that Every Physicist Should Follow

Federal spending on S&T, state spending on education, the process of government, accessibility to rare materials, politicization of science, open access are just a few issues that every physicist should follow.

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Equity and Access to K-12 Physics Courses

NSBP calls for a focus on opportunity to learn and meaning standards in science eduction.

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State Funding of Higher Education

Mirroring the federal government, the states have an increasing recognition of the link between higher education and state economic competitiveness. But like the federal government, the states are experiencing several challenging draws on public expenditures in other areas, plus declining revenues.

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Immigration, Visa Reform, Employment and Mobility of Scientists

The Congress must enact fair rules on H1-B and L-1 visas, while the government must process visa requests quickly and fairly.  

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Science and Diplomacy

Science and technology have enormous potential to improve the lives of people around the world, build bridges between the United States and foreign societies.  NSBP has long been active in building bridges between US and African physicists. 

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Why Physicists Should be Politically Active
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