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Guest Post: Surviving and Thriving. How to be an Underrepresented Minority Astro/Physics Student

23 Sep 2015, 17:42 UTC
Guest Post: Surviving and Thriving. How to be an Underrepresented Minority Astro/Physics Student
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This is reposted with permission from Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's Medium blog. Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her current research focuses on multiple areas including (p)reheating & multifield inflationary perturbation theory, novel approaches to dark matter, and technical issues in quantum fields in curved spacetimes. Previously, she worked on problems at the intersection of quantum gravity and cosmology including novel approaches to the phenomenon of cosmic acceleration. Dr. Prescod-Weinstein was highlighted in the Huffington Post as the 63rd Black Woman in America to receive a PhD in Physics and was highlighted by the L’Oreal-UNESCO Foundation as one of the "Five Amazing Women Astronomers You Should Know."From Chanda's Medium blog (slightly edited): Over the years, I’ve made some significant critiques about the physics community and physics education. In this series, I’d like to offer some solutions, with specific aim toward (astro)physics students, particularly those marginalized as underrepresented minorities (URMs). Part 1 of the blog is on coursework, Part 2 is on research (which is a critical part of an astro/physics undergraduate education), and the final link is on my music survival playlist. 

This is reposted with permission from Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's Medium blog. Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a Dr. Martin ...

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