Magnet Alumni News: Summer 2010
Magnet alumni are bringing great recognition to the University of Maryland:
Magnet alumni Mitchell Katz '06, Matthew McCutchen '07, and Henry Sher '07 won 7th place representing the University of Maryland at the National Putnam Mathematics Competition. They were the top team among all public universities.
Magnet alumni Mitchell Katz '06 and Matthew McCutchen '07 were members of the University of Maryland team that placed first among all U.S. public universities at the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) hosted by the Harbin Engineering University in Harbin, China.
Dylan Rebois '07 was named a Truman Scholar and a Udall Scholar.
Ethan Schaler '07 was named a Goldwater Scholar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.