Gonzalez Inducted Into Bouchet Honor Society


Anjelica Gonzalez, associate professor of biomedical engineering and faculty director at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, has been inducted into Yale University's Bouchet Honor Society.

Gonzalez was honored at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held virtually April 8-9. Each year scholars, administrators, graduate and undergraduate students convene at the event to engage in camaraderie and intellectual dialogue.

The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. Its network of scholars exemplifies academic and personal excellence, character, service and advocacy for students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the academy.

Established in 2005 by Yale and Howard Universities, the Bouchet Conference is named in honor of Yale University alumnus Edward Alexander Bouchet who earned a doctorate in physics from Yale in 1876, becoming the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in any discipline from an American university and the sixth person ever to earn a Ph.D. in physics in the western hemisphere. Bouchet also was the first African American to earn a bachelor's degree from Yale, in 1874.