TEAM-UP Together — a scholarship program established in June 2022 by the American Association of Physics Teachers, American Astronomical Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, and the Society of Physics Students with the intention of helping address financial barriers to Black students earning their bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy — has announced its first cohort of 31 students.
The students, identified by the program as having made great strides in their respective physics and astronomy programs, represent undergraduate institutions across the country, including seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities and one Predominantly Black Institution. Ten of the students are majoring in astronomy and astrophysics-related disciplines, while 21 are physics majors.
“These students have demonstrated their passion and drive for physics and astronomy, and we are thrilled to celebrate their achievements while helping to ease some of their financial burden,” said Arlene Modeste Knowles, TEAM-UP Together project manager, in a TEAM-UP Together press release. “This is an exciting step toward our goal of doubling the number of African American students earning bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy by 2030.”
To learn more about the 31 scholars chosen by the program, check out the listing on the TEAM-UP Together website.