Magnet Alumni were recognized online, in print, on stage, and on TV:
- Wendy Madigosky ‘91, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was one of five contemporary women featured in the Aurora History Museum’s recent exhibit: “Celebrating Colorado: Women in STEM"
- Haroon Mokhtarzada '97, was featured by the New American Economy as an immigrant entrepreneur.
- Paul Shin '97 and Jessica Shin '98 are co-founders of Apollonix, an online marketplace for ordering oral prosthetics that recently won $15,000 at the SUP-X Startup Expo (@theapollonix). Apollonix is a finalist in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, and you can help them win the People's Pick Award by voting online.
- Hareesh Ganesan '08, is a co-founder of TowerView Health, one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Healthcare in 2017 (@TowerViewHealth).
- Alex Bourzutschky '14 won his quarterfinal match representing Caltech on College Jeopardy!, winning a $10,000 prize but guessing wrong on an eezy rap question (BuzzFeed).
- Clare Singer '14 won a Goldwater Scholarship at the University of Chicago.
- Ishaan Parikh '15 was selected as a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Fellow and will work at Indiegogo this summer (@KPCBFellows).
- Lorrie Cranor '89, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is presenting her research on privacy notices and disclosures, e.g., A Large-Scale Evaluation of U.S. Financial Institutions’ Standardized Privacy Notices (ACM), How Short Is Too Short? Implications of Length and Framing on the Effectiveness of Privacy Notices (USENIX), at the USPTO and the IAPP Global Privacy Summit on April 18, 2017.
- Maneesh Agrawala '90, a professor at Stanford University, published an article in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics: Converting Basic D3 Charts into Reusable Style Templates
- Rebecca Segal '90, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, published an article in Letters in Biomathematics: A mathematical system for human implantable wound model studies
- Dan Bergstralh '93, a professor at the University of Rochester, published a review in Development: Spindle orientation: a question of complex positioning
- Aaron Klein '94, an Economics Fellow at Brookings Institution, published a report: How to end the practice of anonymously held corporations, one year post-Panama Papers
- Patricio Vela '94, a professor at Georgia Tech, published a letter in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters: A New Framework for Optimal Path Planning of Rectangular Robots Using a Weighted Lp Norm
- Ani Manichaikul '99, a professor at the University of Virginia, contributed to the data analysis for a paper in Nature Genetics: Genetic loci associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap with loci for lung function and pulmonary fibrosis
- Rahul Satija '02, a professor at New York University, contributed to the bioinformatic analysis for a paper in Nature Methods: Seq-Well: portable, low-cost RNA sequencing of single cells at high throughput
Political Commentary and Activism:
- Dwight Patel '89, the 1st Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party, is participating in a Panel Discussion on President Trump's First 100 Days at Montgomery College on April 21 at 7pm.
- Joshua Weitz '93, a Georgia Tech biology professor, wrote about the compromise facing scientists in the Chronicle of Higher Education. He will be speaking at the March for Science Atlanta on April 22.
- Aaron Klein '94, a Brookings Economics Fellow, spoke about expecting Federal Reserve rate hikes on CNBC.
- Gautam Mukunda ‘97, a Harvard Business School Professor, proposed a New Strategy to Challenge Trump in the Harvard Business Review.
- Jonah Berger '98, a Wharton Business School Professor, was interviewed about using President Trump for marketing in USA Today.
- Greg Sanders '98, Vice-President of Purple Line Now, was interviewed about the effect of the President's budget on the Purple Line on ABC7 News.
- Jeff Guo '07, wrote in the Washington Post about the Asian-American model minority stereotype. He recently joined Vox.com to cover the intersection of politics, policy, & media (@jimtankersley)
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