Singh honored with Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach

Chandralekha Singh received the 2022 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach, which recognizes the humanitarian aspect of physics and physicists created through public lectures and public media, teaching, research, or science related activities. This award is provided through the American Physical Society (APS), a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities

Singh earned the medal “for work in broadening access to physics through research into removing barriers to success in the field faced by marginalized groups and how to overcome them, and addressing those challenges directly through meaningful, research-based action.”

Singh is a distinguished professor and director of the Discipline-based Science Education Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Physics & Astronomy.