The Department of Astronomy was a proud sponsor of the National Society of Black Physicists Fall Conference 2016, “The Value of the Minority Physics Student: A Talent Source for America’s Technical Future”, held on October 27-30, 2016, at Fermilab, in Batavia, IL.  Graduate students Traci Johnson and Tom Rice, as well as faculty members Keren Sharon, Emily Rauscher and Michael Meyer met with students and colleagues from a number of institutions and participated in the meeting program.