Prof. Dvorkin Named Scientist of the Year 2018 by the Harvard Foundation

March 7, 2018
Prof. Cora Dvorkin

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations has named Prof. Cora Dvorkin the 2018 Harvard Scientist of the Year. The students of the Harvard Foundation nominate a scientist to recognize that individual’s outstanding work in science, engineering, and mathematics yearly. Dvorking was nominated for her "siginificant contributions to the field of physics and cosmology and for [...] engagement with students on Harvard College’s campus."

The Award ceremony will be held at an honorary luncheon on Friday, March 30, 2018. The students have also invite Prof Dvorkin to engage with them on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Albert Einstein Science Conference at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For two decades, the Harvard Foundation has hosted the annual Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics to encourage students from marginzalized backgrounds to join academic programs and professions in STEM. The conference is a daylong event supported by the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of Harvard College. The Harvard College undergraduate students who coordinate this conference enlist their peers to host approximately 100 ethnically diverse students from Greater Boston Area Public Schools.