Jedediah Isler

Friday, 24 February 2017 by

February 24, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Jedediah Isler. Jedidah Isler developed an interest in astronomy at the age of 12.   She studied physics at Norfolk State University where she earned a BS degree, graduating with honors.  She then went on be one of the first three student members of the

Stephen McGuire

Thursday, 23 February 2017 by

February 23, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Stephen McGuire. Nuclear physicist and physics professor Stephen C. McGuire was born on September 17, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana. McGuire was the first generation of his family to attend high school and college. After graduating as valedictorian, McGuire went on to attend Southern

Herman White, Jr.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 by

February 22, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Herman White, Jr. Dr. Herman Brenner White, Jr. was born on September 28, 1948, in Tuskegee, Alabama.  He is an African American physicist, scientist, and community leader. As a youth, White was raised in a segregated but intellectually self-sufficient Tuskegee community.  White attended the

Claudia Alexander

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by

February 21, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Claudia Alexander. Dr. Claudia Joan Alexander was born May 30, 1959, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  She was an African American (raised in Santa Clara, California) research scientist specializing in geophysics and planetary science. Born in Canada, but raised in California, a young Alexander

Peter Delfyett

Monday, 20 February 2017 by

February 20, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Peter Delfyett. Dr. Peter J. Delfyett was born on March 8, 1959, in Queens, New York.  He is an African American electrical engineer, professor, and an optics and photonics research scientist. Delfyett received his B.E. (E.E.) degree from the City College of New York in

Nadya Mason

Sunday, 19 February 2017 by

February 19, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Nadya Mason Dr. Nadya Mason was once world class gymnast, as a member of the U.S. National Gymnastics Team; Today she is a world class physicist as a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Mason earned her BS degree in physics from

Homer Neal

Saturday, 18 February 2017 by

February 18, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Homer Neal. Dr. Homer Alfred Neal was born on June 13, 1942, in Franklin, Kentucky.  He is an African American particle physicist. As a youngster, Neal was intrigued with the excitement and liberation associated with the hobby of amateur radio.  He contributes this early

Kennedy Reed

Friday, 17 February 2017 by

February 17, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Kennedy Reed. Dr. Kennedy J. Reed was born on May 24, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee.  He is an African American theoretical atomic physicist.  Reed earned his B.S. in physics from Monmouth College in 1967.  He then earned his M.S.T. in physics from the University

Jami Valentine

Thursday, 16 February 2017 by

February 16, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Jami Valentine. Jami Valentine was born in Philadelphia PA.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Florida A & M University and a master’s degree in physics from Brown University. In 2006 Jami became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D.

Ronald Mickens

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 by

February 15, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Ronald Mickens. Ronald Mickens was born in Petersburg, Virginia on February 7, 1943 to Daisy Brown Mickens and Joseph Mickens. Mickens spent much of his youth with his maternal grandparents, and his grandfather, James Williamson, was responsible for introducing him to science.  By the

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