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Who We Are

The National Institute of Science (NIS) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt national scientific organization. This organization provides an opportunity for students and faculty members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to exchange information and present scholarly research papers in science and mathematics. In addition, the NIS provides a forum for participants to interact and network with high school students, community groups, and other scientific organizations and institutions. Each year, the NIS, along with the Beta Kapp Chi Scientific Honor Society (BKX), holds its joint annual meeting to give students an opportunity to present research papers and network with professionals currently…


Why Join Us?

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Attend Graduate Symposiums

Distinguished Guest Speakers – World renowned scientists, engineers and mathematicians are invited to speak and interact with our members at

Publish Research Papers

Submit your research papers and get reviewed, and share your knowledge and findings with the world.

Science Enrichment Activities

Programs are designed to achieve the goals and objectives which involve stimulating research activities with faculty mentors and students as…

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    NIS 75th Anniversary

    The National Institute of Science celebrates its 75th Anniversary along with the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Joint Annual Meeting with the Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society in March 2018. The NIS is funded by the National Science Foundation to continue the support of students attending and presenting their research results at the Joint Annual Meeting Read More...

Upcoming Events

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    Annual Conference 2018

    NIS partners with Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society (BKX) for a national conference to present research papers, science projects and enjoy science-related events and activities.

    • Wednesday 21 March
    • 12:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    • Thursday     22 March
    • 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Friday          23 March
    • 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Saturday      24 March
    • 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM