Dr. Simone Hyater-Adams is a physicist, artist, educator, and researcher from Pennsauken NJ. With a passion for performance art, physics, and equity, she has dedicated her career to creating more opportunities for Black STEM students. After receiving her B.S. in Physics from Hampton University, she pursued graduate studies at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate
Research Fellow. In her graduate research, she used her personal experiences from pursuing physics to guide her interdisciplinary research examining the connections between performance
art and identity for Black Physicists. This work was awarded the Harry Lustig Award from the American Physical Society’s Four Corners Section. Currently, she is working to build out the alumni programs at STEM From Dance, an organization that aims to expose young girls of color to STEM fields using the confidence building aspects of dance. In addition to her work with STEM From Dance, Simone consults on various projects of interest at the intersection of equity, STEM, and education. Simone is also a performance artist who pursues many art forms such as dance, spoken word, and music.