Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and Howard University. As the co-founding chapters, Yale University and Howard University seek to recognize and continue Dr. Bouchet’s pioneering contributions to doctoral education. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. In the spirit of Bouchet’s commitment to these pursuits both within and without the academic realm, inductees into the honor society bearing his name should also exhibit these qualities.
About Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein is a doctoral candidate in the physics department at UC San Diego. He is a member of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. His research focuses on the the top quark, the heaviest known subatomic particle. His projects include measuring the unique properties of the top quark, and using the top quark to search for potential physics beyond the Standard Model. His thesis project is a search for evidence of the supersymmetric top quark partner in data from the CMS experiment. Daniel is also highly active in scientific outreach in the San Diego area. He co-directs the UCSD Young Physicists Program, a group that engages schoolchildren with physics concepts through demonstrations and interactive experiments. In addition, he has collaborated with several local clubs and institutions to bring physics demonstrations to underprivileged and underrepresented communities throughout San Diego county.