Howard University's (HU) participation in the CRESST II partnership is led by the Physics Department. HU currently has approximately 36 physics majors, the largest number in the Physics and Astronomy Department in over 20 years. The department faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students are actively involved in ongoing research initiatives. The general research topics include astrophysics, atmospheric physics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, optics, physics education and statistical physics..
HU's goal is to increase the University's African American undergraduate and graduate students studying astrophysics, planetary science, and cosmology. It is anticipated that, through the CRESST II connection, many more HU STEM faculty, post docs, and students will work on missions and conduct research in conjunction with activities ongoing at NASA Goddard.
If you have any questions about HU, the Physics and Astronomy Department, or the CRESST II award at HU, please contact Dr. Marcus Alfred .