Deanna Csomo McCool | November 17, 2020
L. Arielle Phillips, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP).
She was primarily recognized for her work teaching an algebra-based physics program at Westville Correctional Facility through the Moreau College Initiative Physics Program, where students can obtain a degree from Holy Cross College. She was the only member elevated to fellow in 2020.
“This is an unexpected recognition of the work I have done,” Phillips said. “You know when you are working toward something that you will either make an impact that is felt, or an impact that is known, and you can get great satisfaction when your impact is felt even if it is not known...but it is a pleasant development when your work is recognized.”
“So I was honored to be recognized as a fellow; I am doing things here that will impact my students and my field, which was an impact that is felt - but then this happened.”
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