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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.

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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Trina Coleman

Februry 19, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Trina Coleman. Dr. Coleman is a scientist, educator, entrepreneur, and host of the podcast "Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Trina Coleman". Her work to highlight HBCUs and their STEM education programs has a profound impact. 

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Mary James

February 18, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Mary James. Her work to advocate for physics for minorities and women has led to greater opportunities within the physics community for underrepresented groups.

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K. Renee Horton

February 17, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. K. Renee Horton. Dr. Horton is a past president of NSBP, an award winning NASA engineer, and tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM.

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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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