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Brendan Diamond completed his PhD at FSU in high energy physics for work with the CMS detector at CERN searching for physics beyond the standard model. His BS in physics was at CSU Chico, and he has taught physics and astronomy at Howard Community College (HCC) since 2016. His current research is contributing to the international TESS Follow-up Observation Program, working with a team of undergraduates at HCC to observe exoplanets and eclipsing binary stars with a small telescope.
His physics career has been punctuated by two decades of interactions with SPS national. He attended the 2004 SPS/ΣΠΣ congress in Albuquerque as an undergrad, joined and led his local chapter and was elected twice as AZC for Zone 18 from 2006-2008. He was on the planning committee for the 2008 ΣΠΣ congress at FermiLab, and attended PhysCon 2012 in Orlando as a graduate student. PhysCon 2016 was the first time he attended as a professor of physics, bringing a student poster presenter for her first national conference. For PhysCon 2019, Dr. Diamond brought 9 students who shared the activities of the newly formed Howard Community College chapter of SPS.