Black History Month: Famous          Scientists: Edward A.  Bouchet       Cezar Suarez Per.7
Table of Contents•   Early Life and Schooling………………………………………………………………………3--6•   What He did………………………………………………………………..........
Early life and Schooling• Edward Alexander Bouchet was born on  September 15, 1852 in New Haven,  Connecticut and died on ...
Early life and Schooling (continued (1)• Bouchet entered graduate school at Yale  in 1870 and gained his doctorate in  phy...
Early Life and Schooling (continued (2)• While he was at Yale, Bouchet took very  challenging courses in French, German,  ...
Early Life and Schooling (continued (3)• Edward Bouchet’s parents were William  Francis Bouchet and Susan Cooley Bouchet.•...
What Edward Bouchet did• Edward Bouchet was an African American  physicist who was also the first African  American to ear...
What Edward Bouchet did…            (continued (1)• Bouchet was also the first African-  American to be elected to Phi Bet...
What Edward Bouchet did…           (continued (2)• Bouchet played a very important role  in the education of African-Ameri...
What Edward Bouchet did…           (continued (3)• After graduating from Yale University,  Bouchet taught chemistry and ph...
What Edward Bouchet did…            (continued (4)• From 1903-1904 he served as  business manager of the Provident  Hospit...
Pictures of Edward Bouchet
More Pictures/Symbols (1)
More Pictures/Symbols (2)
More Pictures/Symbols (3)
The Edward Alexander Bouchet       Graduate Honor Society• The Edward Alexander Bouchet Society was  named after Edward Bo...
The Edward A. Bouchet Award• The Edward Bouchet Award is a national  award given to leaders in academia who  have played a...
Other Facts About Edward Bouchet• In 1998, Rosa L. DeLauro spoke in the House  of Representatives to honor a new burial  m...
Other Facts About Edward Bouchet            (Continued (1)• Bouchet was just 66 years, 1 month, and 13 days  old when he d...
Bibliography• "Biography of Edward Bouchet." One Hundred Years Rackham Graduate  School. The Regents of the University of ...
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  1. 1. Black History Month: Famous Scientists: Edward A. Bouchet Cezar Suarez Per.7
  2. 2. Table of Contents• Early Life and Schooling………………………………………………………………………3--6• What He did……………………………………………………………….........................7--11• Pictures of Edward Bouchet…………………………………………………………….12--15• The Edward Bouchet Graduate Honor Society……………………………………….16• The Edward A. Bouchet Award………………………………………………………………17• Other Facts about Edward Bouchet…………………………………………………18--19• Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………….20
  3. 3. Early life and Schooling• Edward Alexander Bouchet was born on September 15, 1852 in New Haven, Connecticut and died on October 18, 1918.• He attended a segregated primary school in New Haven and finished his secondary education at Hopkins Grammar School in 1870.
  4. 4. Early life and Schooling (continued (1)• Bouchet entered graduate school at Yale in 1870 and gained his doctorate in physics in just two years.• He was the valedictorian of his high school class and graduated with highest honors in 1974.
  5. 5. Early Life and Schooling (continued (2)• While he was at Yale, Bouchet took very challenging courses in French, German, Greek, and Latin, although his main interests were science and mathematics.• He also took classes in mechanics, physics, and astronomy and earned a GPA of 3.36 only his first year there.
  6. 6. Early Life and Schooling (continued (3)• Edward Bouchet’s parents were William Francis Bouchet and Susan Cooley Bouchet.• Bouchet’s father, William Francis, was employed at Yale as a janitor and his mother, Susan Cooley, did the laundry of the students, which was most likely an important factor that caused Edward to get accepted into Yale.
  7. 7. What Edward Bouchet did• Edward Bouchet was an African American physicist who was also the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from an institution in the United States.• Bouchet spent most of his career teaching and administrating segregated African American schools.
  8. 8. What Edward Bouchet did… (continued (1)• Bouchet was also the first African- American to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa.• He was also one of the first 20 Americans, of any race, to receive a Ph.D. in physics and was the sixth to receive a Ph.D. in physics from Yale.
  9. 9. What Edward Bouchet did… (continued (2)• Bouchet played a very important role in the education of African-Americans during the last quarter of the 19th century through his teaching and mentoring activities at the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  10. 10. What Edward Bouchet did… (continued (3)• After graduating from Yale University, Bouchet taught chemistry and physics for twenty-six years at the Institute for Colored Youth.• Between 1905 and 1908, Bouchet was director of academics at St. Paul’s Normal and Industrial School in Lawrenceville, Virginia.
  11. 11. What Edward Bouchet did… (continued (4)• From 1903-1904 he served as business manager of the Provident Hospital, St. Louis and U.S. Inspector of Customs at the Louisiana Purchase Expedition (1904-1905).• Despite his degree Bouchet was not able to find a position at any college, university, or any research facility.
  12. 12. Pictures of Edward Bouchet
  13. 13. More Pictures/Symbols (1)
  14. 14. More Pictures/Symbols (2)
  15. 15. More Pictures/Symbols (3)
  16. 16. The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society• The Edward Alexander Bouchet Society was named after Edward Bouchet, which “recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professorate.”• Yale University and Howard University are the founding “chapters” of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in 2005.
  17. 17. The Edward A. Bouchet Award• The Edward Bouchet Award is a national award given to leaders in academia who have played a significant role in expanding higher education, who are outstanding in their own fields of study, and who serve as role models to students of all ages.• The award was made at Yale in 2002 as part of the Universitys yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Edward Bouchets birthday.
  18. 18. Other Facts About Edward Bouchet• In 1998, Rosa L. DeLauro spoke in the House of Representatives to honor a new burial monument to commemorate the achievements of Edward Bouchet.• Edward Bouchet was also the business manager for a hospital in St. Louis and worked as a U.S. Customs Service inspector for a short time.
  19. 19. Other Facts About Edward Bouchet (Continued (1)• Bouchet was just 66 years, 1 month, and 13 days old when he died.• He never married or had children.• Bouchet returned to his home in New Haven, where he was raised in and lived as a child, which was also where he ended up dieing.• He was forced to retire teaching in 1916 due to serious illness.
  20. 20. Bibliography• "Biography of Edward Bouchet." One Hundred Years Rackham Graduate School. The Regents of the University of Michigan, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. <www.rackham.umich.edu/student_life/diversity/community/bouchet/Bio graphy/ >.• Spangenburg, Ray, and Kit Moser. "Bouchet, Edward." African Americans in Science, Math, and Invention, A to Z of African Americans. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2003. African-American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp? ItemID=WE01&iPin=AASM0014&SingleRecord=True (accessed February 23, 2012).• "Welcome to Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences." Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2012. <http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity.

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