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Edward Bouchet Initiative

Portrait of Edward Bouchet c. 1874Edward Bouchet (1852-1918) was one of the first African Americans to graduate from Yale College, and in 1876 became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from an American university.  

The Edward Bouchet Initiative is a collaborative effort by twelve research institutions to bring under-represented minority (URM) students to Stony Brook to pursue MA, MSI, and Ph.D degrees in  Nuclear Science.   CFNS will support coursework and early mentorship with faculty of any of the collaborating institutions at Brookhaven National Lab or Jefferson Lab. 

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