Jarrhett Butler (bridge class 2014) has been accepted to the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program, to pursue a graduate degree in Physics. This award-winning and nationally-recognized program has produced 18 PhDs in physics, astronomy and materials science, making it the nation’s top awarder of Ph.D.s to underrepresented minority students in these fields. The UCSD-Morehouse-Spelman program is modeled largely on research-validated toolkits developed by the Fisk-Vanderbilt program.
Congratulations on taking the next step in your career Jarrhett!
All of the UCSD-Morehouse-Spelman Bridge scholars were on present and presenting at the 2015 National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) National Meeting, February 25-28 in Baltimore, MD. This Annual Conference brings together a broad range of experts in multiple fields of physics (astronomy, astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter and materials, physics, high energy, etc.), and is the largest academic meeting of minority physicists in the United States. It is co-organized in partnership with Associated Universities, Inc. and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
UCSD-Morehouse Physics Bridge Fellow Jarrhett Butler wanted to do more than visit the San Diego community during his time at UCSD; he wanted to contribute to it.
The UCSD-Morehouse Physics Bridge program has selected its first class of Bridge Scholars for 2014. They are (from left to right): Christian Aganze (2nd year, Physics/Electrical Engineering), Jeremy Ariche (2nd year, Physics), Saidou N’gaide’ (2nd year, Applied Physics/Aerospace Engineering), Julian Pilate-Hutcherson (3rd year, Applied Physics/Civil Engineering) and Jarrhett Butler (4th year, Applied Physics/Nuclear Engineering). Each of these students will be paired with one the UCSD faculty mentors for an 8-week research position and graduate preparation training.