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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.

Elaine Lalanne

February 28, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Elaine Lalanne. Dr. Lalanne is an ultrafast laser scientist contracted to work at NASA and the current treasurer of the National Society of Black Physicists.

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Carson and Cannan Huey-You

February 27, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Carson and Cannan Huey-You. Carson and Cannan are child prodigies that both began attending Texas Christian University at 11 years of age. Their story and subsequent success is an inspiration to us all.

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Julianne Pollard-Larkin

February 26, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Julianne Pollard-Larkin. Dr. Pollard-Larkin is a clinical medical physicist and an assistant professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

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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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