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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.

James Davenport

February 14, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. James Davenport. Dr. Davenport was the chair of the physics department at Virginia State University for over thirty years, establishing a legacy of educational and academic excellence at the University.

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Charles McGruder III

February 13, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Charles McGruder, III. Dr. McGruder is an experimental astrophysicist that has made it his priority to facilitate the entry of people of African descent across the diaspora into astronomical research.

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Calvin Mackie

February 12, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Calvin Mackie. Dr. Mackie is an award-winning mentor, a critically acclaimed author, an internationally renowned motivational speaker, and a successful entrepreneur.

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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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