Committee on Minorities in Physics

The membership of the Committee on Minorities in Physics consists of nine (9) persons selected by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms. The President-Elect appoints the Chair from among the members. This Committee addresses the production, retention, and career development of minority physicists and gathers and maintains data on minorities in physics in support of these objectives. It may recommend and supervise studies and programs relevant to this charge. It reports annually to the Council.

Chair: Geraldine Cochran (01/20 - 12/20)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Member: Mario Borunda (01/18 - 12/20)
Oklahoma State University-Stillwater

Member: Mario Diaz (01/18 - 12/20)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Member: Clayton Simien (01/19 - 12/21)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Member: Jose Mendoza-Cortes (01/19 - 12/21)
Florida State University

Member: Donnell Walton (01/19 - 12/21)
Corning Inc

Member: Sowjanya Gollapinni (01/20 - 12/22)
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Member: Gabriela Gonzalez (01/20 - 12/22)
DePaul University

Member: Jami Miller (01/20 - 12/22)
US Patent & Trademark Office

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