In Case You Missed It: HUD Acting Secretary Hosted Howard University Society of Physics to D.C. Headquarters to View Solar Eclipse

By klrw460 April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON – On April 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), led by Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman, welcomed the Howard University Society of Physics student chapter to the Weaver Building’s rooftop to witness the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

“From the rooftop of our historic Weaver Building at HUD headquarters, we were treated to a splendid view of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, a significant event for those of us in North America,” remarked HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “It was a privilege to have an outstanding group of physics and astronomy students from Howard University join us. This gathering was not only a chance for HUD staff to learn from these bright students but also provided them with a closer look at HUD’s initiatives. The shared experience was exceptionally fulfilling for everyone involved.”

The event began with remarks from Acting Secretary Todman about HUD’s role in enhancing community living. It included insightful presentations about the Solar Eclipse by leaders from the Howard University Society of Physics, along with interactive sessions designed to immerse the students in HUD’s efforts to ensure access to safe and affordable housing across the country.

The event also saw participation from Dr. Quinton Williams, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University, and members of the National Society of Black Engineers Jr. from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region.

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