Thursday, April 19, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Isler and Dr. Prescod-Weinstein

We at Astronomy in Color wish to extend our congratulations to Dr. Jedidah Isler and Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, who have accepted faculty positions at Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Isler is an observational astronomer with expertise on blazars, is a Senior TED Fellow and is the creator of Vanguard in STEM. Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical astrophysicist with expertise in cosmology and philosophy of science, and is an activist and a leader in efforts to decolonize physics and astronomy.

We also strongly encourage the community to ensure that these two freshly-minted Assistant Professors receive the support they deserve, and to work hard so we can collectively create the conditions so that other folks following their paths can also thrive.

Left: Dr. Jedidah Isler. Right: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

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