National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) is the largest and highly recognizable organization that is devoted to the African-American Physics community. The first meeting for black physicists was held in 1973 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. NSBP was established in 1977 at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. The NSBP chapter at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is the third official chapter in the nation. Our purpose is to increase the amount of culturally responsible black physicists who excel academically, succeed professionally and have a positive impact on the community.  

The NSBP chapter is a safe spot for the STEM students at UVI, and the reason STEM is used instead of specifically Physics is because the club consists of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Computer Science students. But all the students are involved in the Physics department either by obtaining a Physics Associates with their degree of choice or doubling majoring in Physics with their degree of choice, or simply by having Physics as their first major of choice. We are all a little “STEM family” at UVI who came together during our time at UVI because of this chapter and realizing that we all have more in common than we would have thought.