Magnet Alumni News: Winter 2015
ACTION ALERT: We need your testimonials to help restore funding for the supervision of senior research projects!
Rhodes Scholar: Fang Cao '11, a senior at the University of Maryland, was awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship. He is the fourth Magnet alum to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. See a list of other distinguished alumni.
Funding Opportunity for AI Research: Jesse Galef '04 is a volunteer with the Future of Life Institute, which recently received a $10 million donation from Elon Musk to fund research projects that study how to ensure that artificial intelligence is beneficial and robust. The Institute put up a request for proposals and will be accepting initial proposals through March 1st.
You are invited: The Distinguished Alumni Award for 2015 will be announced at the Magnet Research Convention at Blair in the SAC, which will be Thursday, February 19th beginning at 6:30pm.
Several alumni made headlines in the past few months:
Craig Rice '90 was re-elected to the Montgomery County Council, representing District 2 (Germantown, Clarksburg, Damascus).
Noah Simon '04 was named one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Science.
Daniel Aisen '05 was named one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 for Finance.
Shaun Datta '14 traveled to China as part of a delegation comprised of select Intel top ten finalists and Presidential Scholars for the National Committee on U.S.- China Relations' Student Leaders Exchange last summer, where he met with the Baidu CEO and other prominent Chinese leaders.
In Memoriam: Kirsten Dahlberg Cote '89 passed away on December 29, 2014. For more information, view her memorial page.