Simone A. Hyater-Adams, a doctoral student in the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, is a researcher in physics education. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics from Hampton University and spent a year and a half as a researcher at NASA. With a passion for creating more opportunities for black students, Simone uses her personal experiences to guide her interdisciplinary research on identity in physics to attract underrepresented populations to STEM. More specifically, she investigates how a student develops a like or dislike of physics, and ways that the performing arts and digital media can be used to attract underrepresented students to the field. In addition to developing a theory to conceptualize the connections of racial identity and physics identity, she develops and facilitates diversity workshops and is involved in several student organizations focused on cultivating a more inclusive and equitable campus. Her advisors are Noah Finkelstein, a CU Boulder professor of physics, and and Kathleen Hinko, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Michigan State University.
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- Simone Hyater-Adams, Claudia Fracchiolla, Tamia Williams, Noah Finkelstein and Kathleen Hinko. 2019. Deconstructing Black physics identity: Linking individual and social constructs using the critical physics identity framework. Physical Review Physics Education Research. 15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.020115. (August 9, 2019). Editor's suggestion.
- Simone Hyater-Adams. 2018. Performing Physics: An investigation of identity at the intersections of race, science, and performance art, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, In 2018 Annual Meeting of the APS Four Corners Section, (Salt Lake City, Utah – Oct. 13, 2018).
- Simone Hyater-Adams, Claudia Fracchiolla, Noah Finkelstein and Kathleen Hinko. 2018. Critical look at physics identity: An operationalized framework for examining race and physics identity. Physical Review Physics Education Research. 14. 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010132. (June 1, 2018).
- Simone Hyater-Adams, Tamia Williams, Claudia Fracchiolla, Noah Finkelstein, and Kathleen Hinko. 2017. "Applying a Racialized Physics Identity Framework for Black Women From Different Nationalities." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 184-187 of PER Conference. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14601&DocI.... (Cincinnati, Ohio – July 26 - 27, 2017).
- S. Hyater-Adams, C. Fracchiolla, N. D. Finkelstein, and K. Hinko. 2016. Understanding connections between physics and racial identitites through recognition and relational resources, In 2016 PERC Proceedings [Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016], edited by D. L. Jones, L. Ding, and A. Traxler, doi:10.1119/perc.2016.pr.036.
- C. Fracchiolla, S. Hyater-Adams, N. D. Finkelstein, and K. Hinko, 2016, University physics students’ motivations and experiences in informal physics programs, 2016 PERC Proceedings [Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016], edited by D. L. Jones, L. Ding, and A. Traxler, doi:10.1119/perc.2016.pr.026