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Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock Makes History as the First Black Woman to Earn Gold Medal From Institute of Physics

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock has become the first Black woman to win a gold medal from the Institute of Physics, according to the Institute of Physics . An accomplished space scientist and science communicator, Dr. Aderin-Pocock has worked with hundreds of thousands of children to educate them around physics space research and physics engagement. Throughout the years, she has continued to push the conversation around women in science while simultaneously creating access to careers in the field. According to Because of Them We Can (BOTWC) , her accolades include a 2009 New Year Honours, in addition to receiving the member of the order of the British Empire (MBE) award, a Science and Technology Facilities Council Science in Society Fellowship. Dr. Aderin-Pocock is also the author of two popular science books called “Dr. Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System” and “The Sky at Night: book of the Moon – A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour.” Now, she is the recipient of the 2020 William...

Shanique Yates

Nov 9, 2020