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Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics

The eighteenth annual National Conference of Black Physics Students (NCBPS) was held February 5-8, 2004 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference brought together Black students interested in physics to meet and network with Black working physicists, corporate as well as graduate school recruiters, faculty members, administrators, various professional society representatives, and others concerned with the lack of representation of minorities in the physics field. This report presents the results of a survey of the student participants. The objectives of this year's evaluation were to examine the backgrounds and demographic characteristics of the Conference participants, to ascertain their goals in attending the Conference, and to assess the level of success the Conference had in meeting those goals. Attendees were asked about their career goal choices, recent physics research experiences, their participation in various national internship programs, and the factors that helped them persist towards their goals. The survey also asked student participants to rate various aspects of the Conference as well their evaluation of physics courses and the professors they had encountered during their academic careers. (Contains 8 tables and 7 figures.)

Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Physics, Majors (Students), Black Colleges, African American Students, College Students, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Surveys, Internship Programs, Program Effectiveness, Academic Aspiration

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Author: Dollison, Julius; Neuschatz, Michael

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8097&id=ED503415







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