Donna Hammer is the Director of Education for the Department of Physics.
Josiland Chambers has many years of experience working in academic affairs and event coordination with both undergraduate and graduate students.
Thomas A. Searles
Thomas A. Searles, Associate Professor of Physics at Howard University, is currently a Martin Luther King Visiting Professor at MIT and serves as the Director of the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center.
Angela Hight Walker
Dr. Hight Walker is a senior scientist and project leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) whose research focuses on advancing optical spectroscopic techniques and specifically their applicability to characterize quantum nanomaterials.
Amber received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and her Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University in 2017.
Dr. Rigosi is a Physicist in the Fundamental Electrical Measurements Group of the Quantum Measurement Division within the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at NIST.
Delilah Gates is a PhD candidate in physics at Harvard University and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.
Landry (he/him/his) is a fourth-year experimental plasma physics graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Angel is a senior physics major at the University of Maryland. He is the Fundraising Chair and Treasurer for the university’s Society of Physics Students (SPS).
Eliot is the Coordinator for Public Engagement and Outreach for the Department of Physics at UMD.
Steve Rolston received his B.S. from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Rolston is a Fellow of UMD’s Quantum Technology Center, the JQI, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award, the Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Silver Medal, and UMD’s Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award.
Sergio completed his M.S. in physics at UMD College Park in 2020 following undergraduate studies at Howard University.
Dr. Kate O'Neill is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at UMD working with Prof. Wolfgang Losert.
For the first two years of her postdoctoral training, Kate was a joint postdoctoral fellow at UMD and at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH, where she collaborated with the Giniger laboratory on a joint project in the Drosophila wing disc. Kate's current research employs live imaging to understand the role of the cytoskeleton in the physiology and function of brain cells, and she conducts this research by mentoring a team composed of graduate and undergraduate students. She is also involved in several outreach initiatives at UMD, such as Physics is Phun, Maryland Day, and the Losert laboratory's annual MATLAB Boot Camp.
Erin Lukomska-Schlauch is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she earned her degree in Biology and Masters in Education.
Ela spent 6 years of her childhood in Zambia, which sparked her dedication to expanding opportunities for people from marginalized backgrounds.
Dr. Mendevil is currently teaching Physics and Earth and Space Science at Bowie High School.
Dr. Mendevil obtained his undergraduate (BSE major in Physics) and graduate degrees (MA in Physics and Ph.D. in Development Education) from a university in the Philippines.
A National Board Certified Teacher, Cindy Hollies teaches high school in the Montgomery County, MD public schools.