Frank He inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Congratulations to Frank He, a Meinig School Ph.D. candidate in the Fischbach Lab, inducted as a 2017 Fellow into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. He and nine other Cornell scholars were inducted at the annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education at Yale University, April 7-8, 2017.
The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. Its network of scholars exemplifies academic and personal excellence, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Inductees become part of a broader network of scholars at Cornell and across Bouchet member institutions that continue to carry forward the principles of the society throughout their academic and professional lives.
Yale and Howard universities established the Bouchet Society in 2005 to recognize the life and academic contributions of Edward Bouchet, the first African-American to receive a doctorate from a U.S. university; he earned his degree in physics from Yale in 1876.