Historically Black Florida A&M University Graduates Four Physics Ph.D. Students

At the summer graduation ceremonies at Florida A&M University, four students were awarded Ph.D.’s in physics. In all of 2011 only 15 African Americans earned doctorates in physics from universities in the United States.

eddington“It is phenomenal that one institution is graduating four minority physics Ph.D. students at the same time,” said Maurice Edington, dean of the College of Science and Technology at Florida A&M University. “This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our outstanding faculty in the physics program and it highlights the important role that FAMU continues to play in helping to address statewide and national efforts to increase the number of highly qualified STEM graduates.”

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