Ainissa Ramirez and her work were featured on a segment of NPR’s “All Things Considered”:  This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist Imagine a space shuttle speeding toward Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the friction outside heating the vessel up to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit as it enters the atmosphere. Those kind of temperatures

Ainissa Ramirez: 2015 AIP Gemant Award

Ainissa Ramirez is the winner of the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).  The annual prize recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics. It includes $5,000 in cash and a grant of $3,000 to further public communication of physics at an institution of the winner’s choice.Ramirez is honored for reaching diverse audiences

Huffington Post Q&A with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, the 63rd black woman in American history with a PhD in physics: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a 32-year-old theoretical astrophysicist. Her academic home is arguably the nation’s most elite physics department, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In one sense, she is among a dying breed. Prescod-Weinstein is a pen-and-paper theorist. “Basically I do calculus

Thomas H. Epps III (MIT ’98, MS ’99) received the 2015 Owens-Corning Early Career Award from the Materials Engineering and Science Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The award recognizes outstanding independent contributions to the scientific, technological, educational, or service areas of materials science and engineering by people who are under the age

Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr. has won the College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for his exceptional research accomplishments in the last five years. The award will be presented at the Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2015. READ MORE

Calestous Juma has been named a LAAP Prize (Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize) winner for his leadership in socio-economic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on October 10, 2014 by the Millennium Excellence Foundation. Juma is among 16 laureates of this year’s esteemed award. Past laureates include former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan,

The National Science Foundation awarded Terrence Blackman and his colleagues at the the University of Denver a project grant of $349,971. The two-year grant will  support “Access in Mathematics for All: Increasing the number of diverse and low-income STEM majors who become secondary school mathematics teachers,” a project under the direction of Richard Kitchen (PI), Alvaro Arias