Articles from June 2021

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Former alumni now at SpaceX

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Today two of our former students ran into each other at SpaceX Headquarters in California. Suman Sherwani is an Iowa alum and former employee in the Dept.
Taviare Hawkins

Q&A: Alumnus Taviare Hawkins forged her own path in physics; now she meets students where they are

For years Taviare Hawkins avoided giving talks about being a Black woman in physics. “I didn’t want to be pigeonholed,” she says; she wanted to be known for her science. Eventually, though, through a zigzagging path that included good mentors, personal initiative, and several jobs, she came to see the importance of serving as a visible role model.