Outreach

NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars Program

Upon joining the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration in March 2020, I convened a monthly series of webinars linking diverse organizations such as the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS), American Physical Society (APS) and National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP) with EHT. This N-SANE Alliance culminated in outreach initiatives, including the establishment of a feeder program between NSBP and EHT.

In July 2020 at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), I devised the NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars program to support summer internships in EHT-related black hole physics for students traditionally underrepresented in astronomy. The NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars continued in 2021 and is seeking currently seeking 2022 Scholars.

2021 NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars: Brandon Curd (Left) and Marvin Quenten Jones Jr. (Right) have pursued novel and challenging applications pushing the frontiers of Event Horizon Telescope science.

Brandon Curd – Super-Eddington GRMHD Simulation Results on the Prospect of EHT Detection (Mentors: Razieh Emami and Richard Anantua)

Mar 2021 MIT Presentation: NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars – Cultivating the Next Generation of EHT Scholars by Partnering Across Backgrounds

2021 Call for ApplicantsNSBP Website

Inaugural (2020) NSBP/SAO EHT Scholars: Elon Price (Left) and Paul Tola (Right) have completed seminal projects in theoretical and observational black hole astrophysics.

Elon Price – Fisk Master’s Thesis (Mentors: Christian Fromm and Richard Anantua)

Paul Tola – Harvard/SAO Presentation (Mentor: Alexander Raymond)

AAS 2020 Press Release: Program Opens New Research Pathways for Underrepresented Young Astrophysicists

Suncoast Community High School Career Day 2021: Meet an Astrophysicist

STEM Club

Founded Mar 2019 at Harvard CfA, STEM Club unites Harvard PoC’s (Postdocs of Color) with each other and the Harvard community at large through a monthly networking workshop+dinner. Presenters from all backgrounds are welcome to lead workshops on issues relating to any combination of STEM, underrepresented minorities in America, academia and industry.

List of STEM Club Workshops 2020

List of STEM Club Workshops 2019

American Astronomical Society Diversity and Inclusion Task Force 2018

I served on the Data Collection and Metrics for Success Working Group, contributing to the:

2018 AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education – Final Report

Tutoring

CollegePrep 2017

I partnered with the educational organization CollegePrep to provide accessible online materials such as this SAT Math Tutorial.

Physics Partnerships through Prep

In 2014, I launched a series of webinars in which members of the Harvard and Stanford Physics Departments connected with high school and college alumni of the low-income/minority leadership development program Prep for Prep:

Physics Partnerships through Prep – Guest John Johnson

Physics Partnerships though Prep – Guest Gabe Perez-Giz

Physics Partnerships through Prep – Guest Crystal Bray