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Black History Month 2020

In the African-American physics community, most of the people that achieve success understand that they are blazing a trail and creating a legacy for those after them to follow. This year, our Black History Month profiles will focus both on the accomplishments of each individual honoree and the legacy that each honoreee has created on the overall physics community.

Renata Rawlings-Goss

February 25, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss. Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss is a biophysicist and a nationally recognized leader in data science. In her career, she is committed to increasing participation of under-represented minorities in data science.

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Kandice Tanner

February 24, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Kandice Tanner. Dr. Tanner is a Stadtman principal investigator post at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Bryan Kent Wallace

February 23, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Bryan Kent Wallace. Dr. Wallace is currently an Assistant Professor of physics at Fisk University. Dr. Wallace’s career has been dedicated to the upward mobility of underserved and underrepresented populations in STEM related curriculum.

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Mareena Robinson Snowden

February 22, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden. Dr. Robinson Snowden became the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2017.

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Marta Dark McNeese

February 21, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Marta Dark McNeese. Dr. McNeese is a professor of physics at Spelman College. She endeavors to be a mentor to other young women interested in a STEM career, particularly in physics.

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Evelynn Hammonds

February 20, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Evelynn Hammonds. Among her many accomplishments, she was a former Dean of Harvard College, the first African-American and the first woman to head the College.

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