Agnes Scott College
AIP History Intern: Women and African-Americans in the Physical Sciences
American Institute of PhysicsRelated links:
The History of Women and African-Americans in the Physical Sciences
The American Institute of Physics' Center for History of Physics works to preserve and make known the historical record of modern physics and allied sciences. Through documentation, archival collections and educational initiatives, the Center ensures that the heritage of modern physics is safeguarded and its story is accurately told. The resource for 2015 is a "Teachers Guide to the History of Women and African-Americans in the Physical Sciences."
Connor and fellow SPS intern Jacob are working on a teacher's guide to the history of women and African-Americans in the physical sciences. They are working with the director of the Center for History of Physics, graduate research assistants, and library specialists to weave collections of materials in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at AIP into a historical narrative, design the web resource, and provide outreach to young science students.
I am a proud alumna of Agnes Scott College, a women's college located in Decatur, GA, right outside of Atlanta. I completed a double major in physics and music with a minor in mathematics. Within my collegiate career, I have been very involved in campus life, serving as president of the ASC Honor Court and our campus chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity for women. I have been an active member of our SPS chapter and our theater organization, the Blackfriars. I also had the amazing opportunity to study at the University of Technology, Sydney in Sydney, Australia during the spring of 2014.
I have played the piano for 13 years, percussion for 9 years, and oboe for 11 years. I started my own piano studio this year, and my eight students have helped me discover my passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with others. I am very excited to have the opportunity this summer to apply my experience at a women's college to support gender and racial minorities in physics, as well as to promote education in the history of science overall. Although I grew up in eastern North Carolina, I was born in Westminster, MD and am excited to be able to return to the area this summer. I love the beach, coffee, going out to eat, and, of course, anything involving music - including karaoke!