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The SABER Invited Speaker Committee and Place-Based Subcommittee are pleased to introduce the keynote speakers for the 2024 Annual Meeting. 

Look for more information as the meeting draws near. 

Justice Jones

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Justice Jones is a dynamic artist and educator, holding a Bachelor's degree in Art Education from Augsburg University. With a background rooted in community engagement and tactical urbanism, gained through a transformative five-year apprenticeship at Juxtaposition Arts, they have honed their skills in project management and social activism. As an art teacher, they spent two fulfilling years guiding students in their creative pursuits, emphasizing inclusivity and critical thinking. As an interdisciplinary artist, Justice explores various mediums to create thought-provoking works that challenge societal norms and spark dialogue on pressing social issues. As an organizer with CMEJ and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Justice uses knowledge gained and implements best practices to inform both her artistic practice and community work. Through their dedication to education and artistic expression, they strive to foster positive change in their community and beyond.

Chandralekha Singh, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Chandralekha Singh is a Distinguished Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Founding Director of the Discipline-based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC) at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Past President of the American Association of Physics Teachers. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and her Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, before joining the University of Pittsburgh. She co-led the US team to the International Conference on Women in Physics in Birmingham UK in 2017. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Association of Physics Teachers. More information about her can be found here.

New to the SABER Annual Meeting?

The SABER Buddies groups are meant to exist in the weeks before, and during the SABER meeting. 

The goals of the SABER Buddies program are to:

  • welcome people who are new, newish, or returning to the SABER Annual meeting,
  • promote connectivity and networking among attendees,
  • help make the meeting impactful and enjoyable for all. 
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