BDC to sponsor 3 students to attend Bouchet Conference at Yale in April

Edward Bouchet

This year the Biological Sciences Diversity Committee (BDC) would like to sponsor three BSD graduate students to attend the Bouchet Conference at Yale University on April 7 and 8. The Bouchet Conference highlights the research of under represented minorities of all academic diciplines. Registration closes March 1, 2022. Interested students should email chroman@bsd.uchicago.edu. The annual seminar is named in honor of Edward Bouchet (1852-1918), who graduated from Yale College in 1874. He went on to be the first African American to earn a doctorate from an American university when he earned a Ph.D. in physics at Yale University in 1876. At that time, Bouchet was the sixth person in the western hemisphere to earn a doctorate in physics. He was also one of the first African Americans to be elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

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