Magnet Alumni News: Summer 2017
In Memoriam: Naoki Hirata '92 recently passed, and his friends and family are collecting donations in his honor for Otakon.
Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition:
Adam Busis '15 received an honorable mention, helping Harvey Mudd finish in 8th place.
Awards, Scholarships, and Appointments:
Jon Phoenix ‘07 won a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. State Department to study and learn Bengali in Kolkata.
Grace Brannigan '97, received tenure as a Professor of Physics at the Rutgers University-Camden.
Robert Pless '90 was installed as the Patrick and Donna Martin Professor of Computer Science at George Washington University.
Lorrie Cranor '89 was elected to the SIGCHI CHI Academy.
Science and Research:
Jean Fan '09 was recently interviewed at Harvard about her graduate studies and her non-profit organization, CuSTEMized.
Erica Hartmann '05 was recently interviewed at The Microbial Menagerie: Meet a Microbiologist.
Rahul Satija '02 co-authored a paper in Science: Single-cell RNA-seq reveals new types of human blood dendritic cells, monocytes, and progenitors.
Ani Manichaikul '99 was a co-author on a paper in JAMA Oncology: Association Between Telomere Length and Risk of Cancer and Non-Neoplastic Diseases: A Mendelian Randomization Study.
David Hu '97 was profiled in the Georgia Tech student newspaper, Technique.
Amir Caspi '96 will be observing the August solar eclipse from high-altitude aircraft as part of NASA’s Airborne Science Program.
Minjoo Larry Lee '94 published a "News and Views" piece in Nature: Materials science: Crystals aligned through graphene.
Arts and Media:
Nora Achrati '99 played Hannah in "We Were Young and Unafraid" at the Keegan Theatre - her performance was noted in a review in the Washington Post.
Jess (Henig) Zimmerman '97 is the new editor-in-chief of electricliterature.com.
Helen Fields '93 recently wrote about the history of Isabel Cooper's Wild Animal Paintings.
Rosamond King '92 was featured by Brooklyn College during National Poetry Month.
Josh Oppenheimer '92 will be the Guest Director at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival.
Paul B. Ellis '14 is helping to lead Rep. Jamie Raskin's 2017 Democracy Summer.
Jeff Guo '07 has been analyzing data from Vox/SurveyMonkey polling, finding that partisanship is strongly correlated with economic confidence and that there is a subset of Trump supporters that is very worried about healthcare.
Eric Hysen '07 wrote about Lessons learned from the government’s biggest attempt to fix tech procurement; he was interviewed on a Cyberlaw Podcast.
Brinda Thomas '01 wrote A Call for a National Carbon Dividend.
Alex Epstein '98 wrote a defense of his book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, in the spring 2017 edition of the Energy Law Journal.
Aaron Klein '94, wrote an op-ed on banking regulation: ‘Everyone’ is the wrong way to define credit union members.
Joshua Weitz '93 spoke at the March for Science in Atlanta on the Conscience of a Scientist.
Craig Rice '90 is running for re-election to the Montgomery County Council.
Dwight Patel '89 is the 1st Vice Chair of the Montgomery County GOP, and he has been writing a series on digital campaigning.
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