Edward A. Bouchet Award
To promote the participation of under-represented minorities in physics by identifying and recognizing a distinguished minority physicist who has made significant contributions to physics research. The program will help publicize the lecturer's work and career development to the physics community, especially among minority physics students. The Lectureship consists of a stipend of $3,500 plus support for travel to an APS meeting where the recipient will receive the award and give a presentation. In addition, the lecturer will be invited to three academic institutions where the impact of the visit on minority students would be significant. The purpose of these visits would be to deliver technical lectures or lectures about his/her specialty, to visit classrooms when appropriate, to assist the college/university in pre-college outreach efforts where appropriate, and to talk informally with both faculty and students about research and teaching careers in physics. Financial support will also be provided for travel to these lectures. It will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
This award was established in 1994 by the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics, and supported for 18 years by the Research Corporation, a private foundation for the advancement of science and technology. Subsequently the Award was supported by a grant from the Alfred Sloan Foundation and is now endowed thanks to individual and institutional donations.
Rules & Eligibility
Any Black, Hispanic, or Native American who has made significant contributions to physics research and is an effective communicator.
Nomination & Selection Process
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
The nomination package must include:
- A letter on not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).
In addition, the nomination should include:
- A biographical sketch.
- A list of the most important publications.
- At least two, but not than four, seconding letters.
- Up to five reprints or preprints.
There may be additional requirements for particular prizes and awards. Please read the rules carefully.
The online nominations system will open toward the end of 2016. Watch for email and website announcements that the site is open to accept new nominations and update material for continuing nominations.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Deborah Jackson (Chair), James Dickerson, Pablo Laguna (2016 recipient), Alex de Lozanne, William D. Ratcliff
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.
2017 RecipientEnrico J. Ramirez-Ruiz
University of California, Santa Cruz
Past Recipients2016: Pablo Laguna
2015: Jorge Lopez
2014: Luz Martinez-Miranda
2013: Stephon Alexander
2012: Ramon Lopez
2011: Peter Delfyett
2010: Herman B. White
2009: Gaston R. Gutierrez
2008: Ronald E. Mickens
2007: Gabriela Gonzalez
2006: Angel Garcia
2005: Godfrey Gumbs
2004: Juan M. Maldacena
2003: Homer Alfred Neal
2002: Oliver Keith Baker
2001: Jorge Pullin
2000: Philip W. Phillips
1999: Alfred Z. Msezane
1998: Jose D. Garcia Jr.
1997: Larry Donnie Gladney
1996: Anthony Michael Johnson
1995: Joseph Johnson III
1994: Sylvester James Gates, Jr.