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Society Alumni Receive 2014 Davidson Fellows Scholarships

Left to right: Emily Wang, Valerie Ding, Joshua Wolf (Intel ISEF student observer), Eric Chen, Elana Simon, Ritesh Ragavender, Kevin Lee, & Neil Davey PHOTO COURTESY OF SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC.

The 2014 Davidson Fellows traveled to Washington, DC for a recognition ceremony held on Friday, September 26. Out of the 20 students honored, 10 are alumni of one or more of the Society’s educational competitions.

Davidson Fellow scholarships are awarded to individuals 18 and under in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box categories.

View the list of Society alumni who received Davidson Fellow scholarships in 2014 below or view all of this year’s recipients:

$50,000 Scholarships:

Sara Kornfeld Simpson, 17, San Diego, CA

  • Neuronal Nonlinear Dynamics: From an Optical Illusion to Parkinson’s Disease
  • Intel ISEF 2011 & 2012, Intel STS 2014 semifinalist

$25,000 Scholarships:

Eric Chen, 18, San Diego, CA

  • Computer-Aided Discovery of Novel Anti-Flu Drug Candidates to Fight Pandemics
  • Intel ISEF 2013 & 2014, Intel STS 2014

Neil Davey, 18, Gaithersburg, MD

  • Early Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Through the Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells Using Drop-Based Microfluidics
  • Intel ISEF 2013 & 2014, Intel STS 2014

Valerie Ding, 17, Portland, OR

  • Novel Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Panel Designs Using Monte Carlo Based Modeling
  • Broadcom MASTERS 2011, Intel ISEF 2012, 2013, & 2014

Alexandra LaGrassa, 17, Douglastown, NY

  • Using Ligands to Control the Growth of Cadmium Selenide Clusters
  • Intel STS 2014 semifinalist

Ritesh Ragavender, 17, Kendall Park, NJ

  • Odd Dunkl Operators and nilHecke Algebras
  • Intel ISEF 2014, Intel STS 2014 semifinalist

Elana Simon, 18, New York, NY

  • New Diagnostics and Therapeutics for a Pediatric Liver Cancer: Transcriptome and Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals Oncogenes and Novel Chimeric Protein Kinase in Ten out of Ten Patients
  • Intel STS 2014 semifinalist

Emily Wang, 18, Palo Alto, CA

  • Illuminating Disease Pathways: Developing Bright Fluorescent Proteins to Improve FRET Biosensing
  • Intel STS 2014 semifinalist

$10,000 Scholarships:

Smriti Kanangat, 17, Hinsdale, IL

  • Detection of Soluble Human Histocompatibility Antigens (HLA) in Circulation-Potential Biomarkers for Early Detection of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC)
  • Intel STS 2014 semifinalist

Kevin Lee, 17, Irvine, CA

  • Strongly Coupled Electromechanical Modeling of the Heart in Moving Domains Using the Phase-Field Method
  • Intel ISEF 2012, 2013, & 2014, Intel STS 2014

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