Graduate Student Sabrina Strings has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Chapter here at UCSD. She will be attending the Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education at Yale University March 26-27, 2010. Congrats Sabrina!
Named for the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States (in Physics from Yale University in 1876), the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. In the spirit of Bouchet’s commitment to these pursuits both within and without the academic realm, inductees into the honor society bearing his name should also exhibit these qualities. UC San Diego created a chapter and was inducted into the Yale Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in March of 2009.