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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.

Calvin Lowe

February 11,  2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Calvin Lowe. Dr. Lowe is the current dean of the school of science at Hampton University. His career as a physicist and education administrator has created a tremendous legacy in the area of science education.

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James Stith

February 8, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. James H. Stith. Dr. Stith was the first African American to earn tenure as a professor at West Point. His work with STEM professional organizations that improve program evaluation and teacher preparation and enhancement left a sizeable legacy across the scientific community.

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Robert A. Ellis, Jr.

February 7, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Robert A. Ellis Jr. Dr. Ellis was considered a pioneer in modern experimental plasma physics. His legacy lives on at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in his research and in his son.

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Howard J. Foster

February 6, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Howard J. Foster. Dr. Foster left a tremendous educational legacy as the founder and former chairman of the Department of Physics and Mathematics at Alabama A&M University.

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Harry L. Morrison

February 5, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Harry L. Morrison. Dr. Morrison was the first African American physics faculty member at the University of California Berkeley and a founding member of NSBP. 

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