Hola. And welcome to our website.
Though we have tried to anticipate your questions ... we are much more than these few pages can contain.
Here you will find physicists, people passionate about the study of the universe, who are also familiar with the problems and
challenges you may encounter as you begin to study physics or as you join the professional community of physicists.
As few other groups are able, we recognize how poorly the words Hispanic-American, Latina, Chicano, or any other such term can
capture the diversity, richness, complexity, joy and sorrows of our gente (people).
And as no one else can, we can speak to our experiences -- to why we study physics, some of the problems we encountered as we
chose our future, and our difficulties and joys in being a physicist.
So ... please visit our pages ... learn what you can ... then feel free to reach out to one of us.
We are eager to speak to students (of all levels) as they begin the study of physics; to their parents and families who may
need to know more;
to junior Hispanic faculty/researchers as they start their careers; and to more senior Hispanic faculty and scientists who
have learned much
and are willing to share their experiences. We are also eager to work with teachers, faculty and administrators as they
move to include a
group so sadly under-represented in physics and in all of higher education. A group that, yes, does face many challenges
but also one that has so much promise.
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Our Next Meetings
Join NSHP at SACNAS 2013,
Strengthening the Nation Through Diversity, Innovation, & Leadership in STEM,
San Antonio, TX October 3-6.
2013 Victor M Blanco Fellows
The NSHP-LIGO Victor M. Blanco Fellows for 2013 are Juan Castillo from the University of Texas El Paso, Karla Guardado from MIT,
and Gabriella Hernandez from Georgia State. See the 28 April news release. NSHP warmly congratulates
these exceptional students and wishes them well on an exciting summer of research.
Help Endow the APS Bouchet Award
The original backer of the APS Bouchet Award, that recognizes
outstanding research by minority physicists, is unable to continue its support and APS is seeking help to permanently endow the award.
NSHP supports this effort and invites you to contribute if possible. For more information read about the
Bouchet Endowment Campaign.
Read the Appeal from Jim Gates.