The 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Zeki Mokhtarzada '96 and Haroon Mokhtarzada '97, co-founders of webs.com
, at the Magnet Research Convention on the evening of March 3, 2016.
News from alumni around the world:
- Lorrie Cranor '89 was appointed Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. (Washington Post)
- Daniel Cornfeld '91 recently left his practice at Yale Medical School and moved to New Zealand to work at a small local hospital.
- Matias Duarte '92 spoke with Wired Magazine in December about Google's vision for the future of design.
- Jiehae Park '98 is an actress and playwright whose dark comedy Peerless, about twin sisters who hatch a sinister plan to gain admission to their college of choice, premiered at the Yale Repertory Theater in December 2015. (NY Times)
- Jonah Berger '98 will deliver the opening remarks at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, TX on March 11, 2016.
- Jon Simon '00, an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, was named as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which will be presented in Washington, DC in the spring.
- Samir Paul '06, a Computer Science Teacher at Blair, has been selected as the MCPS Marian Greenblatt Education Fund Rising-Star Teacher of the Year.
- Neil Davey '14 won a silver medal at the 2015 National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Collegiate Inventors Competition for developing a technique to diagnose cancer from a single drop of blood.