Black in Astro Receives Outreach Award from the Royal Astronomical Society

A national group co-led by a Georgia Tech Ph.D. student has received the 2023 Annie Maunder Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society for its service to the Black community in astronomy and other space-related fields.

AE’s Naia Butler-Craig serves as the aerospace chair for Black in Astro (BIA), a grassroots organization that supports current and future Black space scientists and engineers through education, outreach, mentoring, and networking.

The Annie Maunder Medal annually recognizes exceptional outreach or public engagement for astronomy and geophysics. While announcing BIA as its honoree, the RAS notes that the group's "dedication to fostering joy and authenticity for all Black people interested in STEM sets it apart from most outreach initiatives."

Read the full story on the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineer website.