Three UT physicists are among the 16 selected nationwide for the American Physical Society (APS) 5 Sigma Physicist Award. The honor recognizes APS members who have been involved with high-impact advocacy activities through the society’s Office of Government Affairs. Associate Professors Nadia Fomin and Christine Nattrass, along with Graduate Student (and May 2020 PhD graduate) Mae Scott, were selected for their advocacy for the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act, including meeting with United States Senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn.
The bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last July, directs the National Science Foundation to award grants that will expand research into sexual and gender harassment in the STEM workforce and examine interventions for reducing the incidence and the negative consequences of such harassment. A full list of the awardees is available on the APS website.
Nadia Fomin, Christine Nattrass, and Mae Scott