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Black in STEM


Kofi Adu

Kofi Adu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics, Penn State Altoona

Graduate Faculty, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Graduate Major and Degree: Physics, Ph.D., Penn State (2004)

Undergraduate Major and Degree: Physics, B.Sc., University of Cape Coast, Ghana (1994)


What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?

As a kid, science in general and physics in particular fed my curiosity.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

While the month is set aside to acknowledge the contributions of Black people to the development of this great nation, it is a reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we have to go to accomplish the ideals enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for all citizens.