Magnet Alumni News: Summer 2010

Magnet alumni are bringing great recognition to the University of Maryland:

More Magnet alumni news:

    • Brian Miller '90 recently moved to Silicon Valley and is currently working for Microsoft, as part of the Danger/Microsoft software team that worked on Verizon's "KIN" and T-Mobile's "Sidekick" cell phones.

    • Seth Carlson '93 graduated from UMCP more than a decade ago with a B.S. in Computer Science. He has been working at NIH since 2003 on the CRIS (Clinical Research Information System) project to create an electronic health record for patients and support medical research.

    • Brinda Thomas '01 is a Ph.D student at Carnegie Mellon's Engineering & Public Policy program, researching energy efficiency technologies and policy. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow for 2009-2012.

    • Jossi Fritz-Mauer '02 had the fastest time in the 21st running of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure®. The race brought more than 40,000 participants to the National Mall on Saturday, June 5 in Washington, DC. Fritz-Mauer finished with a time of 16:17. He lives in Philadephia and is a director of a non-profit.

    • Lydia Beasley '05 graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with three degrees: a BS in Biomedical Engineering, a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a MS degree in Biomedical Engineering. Last summer, Lydia interned at Genentech Corp. in San Francisco and was hired to start full-time with Genentech in August 2010. She plans to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

    • Erik Li '06 was awarded the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering's Outstanding Senior Award. He was the signal processing lead on a Gemstone Honors team working toward improving analysis of electromyographic signals on post-stroke patients to provide rehabilitative feedback. He is a member of a Walmart's Better Business Plan Challenge team that has won on both the university and the regional levels. Erik is a research assistant in the department’s Tissue Engineering lab.

    • Sarah Peitzmeier '06, a double major in cell biology and molecular genetics and music performance graduating this spring, was named the 2010 University Medalist, the highest academic honor bestowed on a graduate of the University of Maryland. She turned down Harvard University to enroll in Johns Hopkins University’s global disease epidemiology and control graduate program this fall.

    • Kathleen Jee '07 was awarded the Fischell Department of Bioengineering’s Outstanding Junior Award, She has spent many hours in various volunteer capacities and is a member of the Primannum Honor Society, a campus volunteerism organization. She is the news and features editor for the "Scientific Terrapin," an English and organic chemistry tutor, a lab assistant, and an undergraduate teaching assistant.

2010 is the 25th Anniversary of the Magnet Program. If you are in the DC area and would like to help organize a Magnet Reunion, please contact