Magnet Alumni News: Spring 2020
Several alumni won prestigious fellowships and scholarships this spring:
Dawn Maldonado '08 is an internal medicine resident treating COVID patients at Elmhurst hospital in New York (@friendlychickens)
Caleb Fan '08 has also volunteered to treat COVID patients at Elmhurst, and he helped to raise $30,000 to support ICU workers (GoFundMe)
Stanley Liu '00 is a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He recently published an article with the American College of Cardiology: COVID-19: Disruption and the Innovation it Demands From Early Career Cardiologists.
Joshua Weitz '93, a Georgia Tech professor, wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, explaining the simple probabilities that support the canceling of large events like March Madness, and warning of the risks of opening up the economy before reaching certain benchmarks.
Jonathan Gootenberg '09 is part of a team at the Broad Institute releasing open-access protocols for coronavirus detection using CRISPR-Cas13.
Ximena Levander '02, a clinical research fellow at Oregon Health and Science University, wrote in STAT: Covid-19 will worsen the opioid overdose crisis if we don’t prepare now
Lorrie Cranor '89 presented awards to the winners of Carnegie Mellon's picoCTF, including several Blair Magnet students (@lorrietweet)
Ricky Morri '19 was named to the Blazer Football All-Decade Team (@Blazer_Football)
PolarisList recognized Blair as the top feeder school in Maryland for Harvard, Princeton and MIT (mymcmedia)
O. Fried, et al., and Maneesh Agrawala '90, Editing self-image (Communications of the ACM)
B. Mundy-Bosse and David Weinstock '90, Breaking Down the Barriers to Define and Treat NK/T Cell Lymphoma (Cancer Cell)
Nicole Hindman '93 and W. VanBuren, Imaging Spectrum of Endometriosis (Radiologic Clinics)
R.A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, et al., and Joshua Weitz '93, Quantitative Models of Phage-Antibiotic Combination Therapy (mSystems)
V. Azimi et al., and Patricio Vela '94, Enhancing produce safety: State estimation-based robust adaptive control of a produce wash system (Journal of Process Control)
E. Francini, et al., and Atish Choudhury '95, Circulating-free DNA (cfDNA) as biomarker of taxane resistance in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) (Journal of Clinical Oncology)
L.K. Dunn and Eric Sun '96, Mind Over Matter: Reducing Perioperative Opioid Use Through Patient Education (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Caleb Fassett '98, et al., Spatial Variation in Erosion Rates in Mars Equatorial Regions Inferred from Ejecta Retention of 1-3 Km Diameter Craters (NASA Technical Report)
D.M. Malaspina, et al., and Marc Pulupa '99, In Situ Observations of Interplanetary Dust Variability in the Inner Heliosphere (The Astrophysical Journal)
Elinor Lichtenberg '99, et al., Competition for nectar resources does not affect bee foraging tactic constancy (Ecological Entomology)
I. Carusotto, et al., and Jonathan Simon '00, Photonic materials in circuit quantum electrodynamics (Nature Physics)
A. Putnam, S.V. Sam, and Andrew Snowden '00, Stability in the homology of unipotent groups (Algebra & Number Theory)
Ning Bao '04, et al., Bulk reconstruction beyond the entanglement wedge (Physical Review D)
Noel Bartlow '04, A Long‐Term View of Episodic Tremor and Slip in Cascadia (Geophysical Research Letters)
Rachel Kirsch '06 and A.J. Radcliffe, Maximizing the density of Kt’s in graphs of bounded degree and clique number (Discrete Mathematics)
A.B. Boehm, et al., and Jordyn Wolfand '07, Biochar-augmented biofilters to improve pollutant removal from stormwater – can they improve receiving water quality? (Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology)
Benjamin Shih '09, et al., Electronic skins and machine learning for intelligent soft robots (Science Robotics)
K.Y. Yang, Jinhie Skarda '13, et al., Inverse-designed non-reciprocal pulse router for chip-based LiDAR (Nature Photonics)
In the news:
Aaron Klein '94 writes in Barron's: A Big Problem for the Coronavirus Economy: The Internet Doesn’t Take Cash.
Gautam Mukunda '97 was quoted in Thomas Friedman's column in The New York Times: What America Needs Next: A Biden National Unity Cabinet.
Elizabeth Green '02 was profiled in The New York Times for her work with non-profit journalism: Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die.
Erica Hartmann '05 was interviewed in Popular Science about her research on anti-microbial cleaners: Fight viruses in your home without making bacteria stronger.
Opinions, blogs, and interviews:
Kevin LeClaire '91 wrote about the impact of COVID-19 on the Ultimate community.
Rosamond King '92 was interviewed about her poetry and performance art at InfiniteBody.
Drew Linzer '94 was interviewed about his opinion polling on the Resistance Dashboard podcast.
Darwin Romero '96 is running for the Montgomery County Board of Education.
Alex Epstein '98 was interviewed on The Candace Owens Show on PragerU.
Aiko Katoh '00 was profiled as the managing director of Houzz Asia.
Stacey Roshan '00 shared Tech Tips for Teachers New to Remote Learning.
Jennifer Helgeson '02 was interviewed on Federal News Radio: How can states get the most bang for their disaster recovery buck?
Kristin Mink '03 was interviewed as part of a protest on Pennsylvania Avenue. (WAMU)
Wilma Bainbridge '05 talked about her research on the psychological phenomenon of boundary extension.
Sophia Deng '10 contributed to the Google Developers Blog, describing the use of Google Apps Script automations at Gigster.
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Sherman Leung '12 was awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship.
Several alumni won NSF Graduate Research Fellowships:
Dilhan Salgado '18 won Honorable Mention and was part of Carnegie Mellon's honorable mention team.
Haydn Gwyn '19 scored in the top 200 and was a member of UC Berkeley's honorable mention team.
Pratik Rathore '17 (UMCP) and Jackson Reynolds '18 (UMBC) scored in the top 500.
Responding to COVID-19: Alumni taking action in response to the ongoing pandemic