February 25, 2017
The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Aziza Baccouche.
Dr. Aziza Baccouche has made a career connecting scientific research to the people it could affect, such as informing patients about medical developments and getting more minority students interested in science. She became legally blind at the age of 8, and ever since she's relied on her wits, passion for science, excellent memory, and what she calls her vision to achieve success.
Baccouche obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2002. While working on her Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics at the University of Maryland at College Park, Aziza received a Mass Media Science and Engineering fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and was assigned to CNN’s science and technology unit in Atlanta. During her fellowship, she gained hands-on experience producing science news video segments which aired on CNN’s newscasts. This experience launched her career as a TV science producer and on-air correspondent. Subsequent to her AAAS fellowship, Aziza continued to produce science news segments for CNN based out of its Washington, D.C., bureau.
After receiving her doctorate in physics in 2002, Aziza became a regular science producer and correspondent for Evening Exchange on Howard University Television, a PBS affiliate station. Dr. Baccouche currently works as a science media producer in affiliation with AZIZA Productions, a science media production company she established in the year 2000. She has always been interested in communicating science to the lay public through television