Caltech Grads,Undergrads Collect Impressive Array of National and International Prizes

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Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Caltech undergraduate and graduate students have collected an impressive array of awards this year, including three Fulbright grants, two Goldwater Scholarships, two Watson Fellowships, two Hertz Fellowships, a Soros Fellowship, a Marshall Scholarship, a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and 31 National Science Foundation Fellowships.Fulbright FellowshipsSeniors Jonathan Liu, Charles Tschirhart, and Caroline Werlang were selected as Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Seniors and graduate students who compete in the U.S. Fulbright Student Program can apply to one of the more than 160 countries whose universities are willing to host Fulbright Scholars. The scholarship sponsors one academic year of study or research abroad after the bachelor’s degree. Liu, Tschirhart, and Werlang will be studying next year in Germany, England, and Switzerland, respectively.Barry M. Goldwater ScholarshipsSophomore Saaket Agrawal and junior Paul Dieterle were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2015–16 academic year. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to award scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in science, mathematics, and engineering.Thomas J. Watson FellowshipsSeniors Janani Mandayam Comar and Aaron Krupp were named 2015 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship winners. Each fellowship is a grant of $30,000 awarded to seniors graduating from a selected group of colleges. According to the Watson Foundation’s website, “Fellows conceive original projects, execute them outside of the United States for one year and embrace the ensuing journey. They decide where to go, who to meet and when to change course.” Fifty fellows were selected from a pool of nearly 700 candidates.Hertz FellowshipsCaltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart were named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies. According to the Hertz Foundation, fellows are chosen for their intellect, their ingenuity, and their potential to bring meaningful improvement to society.Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New AmericansMohamad Abedi, a PhD candidate in bioengineering, received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Thirty fellows, selected from nearly 1,200 applicants “for their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture, or their academic field,” receive up to $90,000 to help cover two years of tuition, and other educational and living expenses, while studying any subject at any university in the United States. The fellowship was established to assist young new Americans—permanent residents, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizen parents—at critical points in their educations.Gates Cambridge ScholarshipSenior Connie Hsueh, a physics major, was awarded a 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholarship that will fund graduate studies at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship program, established in 2000 through a donation to Cambridge University from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, recognizes young people from around the world who not only excel academically, but also display a commitment to social issues and bettering the world. Hsueh was selected from a pool of 755 applicants.Marshall ScholarshipSenior Adam Jermyn received the 2015 Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in Great Britain. Funded by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship provides support for two years of post–bachelor’s degree study—covering a student’s tuition, books, living expenses, and transportation costs—at any university in the United Kingdom. Each year more than 900 students from across the nation compete for this prestigious scholarship.NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsThe National Science Foundation (NSF) selected 31 current Caltech students and 12 alumni to receive its Graduate Research Fellowships. The awards support three years of graduate study within a five-year fellowship period in research-based master’s or doctoral programs in science or engineering.Caltech’s awardees for 2015 are seniors Bridget Connor, Boyu Fan, Mark Greenfield, Bryan He, Adam Jermyn, Robert F. Johnson, Ellen Price, Charles Tschirhart, Max Wang, Benjamin Wang, Caroline Werlang, Patrick Yiu, and Andy J. Zhou; and graduate students Louisa Avellar, Dawna Bagherian, Kevin Cherry, Rebecca Glaudell, Elizabeth Goldstein, Denise Grunenfelder, Nina Gu, Elizabeth Holman, Erik Jue, Kyle Metcalfe, Kelsey Poremba, Denise Schmitz, Rebekah Silva, Chanel Valiente, Grigor Varuzhanyan, Ryan Witkosky (also an alumnus), Emily Wyatt, and Nicole Xu. Caltech alumni in the 2015 class of Graduate Fellows are Karen Dowling, Melissa Hubisz, Pawel Latawiec, Laura Lindzey, Katja Luxem, Rocio Mercado, Bertrand Ottino-Loffler, David Sell, Benjamin Suslick, Jordan Theriot, Ryan Thorngren, and Matthew Voss. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

McCullough, Syracuse reflect on season-ending torn ACL, look to others to excel in forward’s absence

first_imgBefore Syracuse’s 70-57 win against Florida State on Sunday night, Chris McCullough played as the Houston Rockets in the NBA 2K basketball video game against walk-on Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye. McCullough won by 30.Eight minutes and nine seconds into SU’s game, it was Akintobi-Adeyeye with more power than McCullough, stepping under the freshman forward’s left arm to shoulder his weight. McCullough had just torn his right ACL after jumping to catch a Michael Gbinije outlet pass, but the severity of the injury was unknown at the time.“Just to keep my hopes up and keep me happy he made me laugh, he said ‘Remember that 30-piece,’” McCullough said of Akintobi-Adeyeye at Monday’s practice in the Carrier Dome.His Orange teammates were getting ready for their 8 p.m. Tuesday tipoff against Wake Forest – the first of 15 more regular-season matchups SU will play without the 6-foot-10 freshman forward. McCullough said he’s staying positive and will still be himself, dancing and joking in the locker room. He and his teammates said the rest of the team will have to step up in his absence.McCullough will not be able to gain a medical redshirt as he would’ve had to play in 30 percent or fewer of his team’s regular-season games. He’s played in 16 contests — 51.6 percent of the 31 SU will play this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter limping into the locker room during the first half, McCullough said he walked around for five minutes, then iced the knee. He knew he was done for the game and had a serious injury, but couldn’t walk when he got up after he finished icing his knee.He watched the rest of the game by himself in the locker room, where he took a call from his mother but told her there was a game going on and that he’d call her back.“My mom, she talk for too long,” McCullough said. “I told her I’d call her back after the game or something.”After the game he went to his South Campus apartment where teammates visited him. He took some medicine, went to bed and put a pillow under his leg, which he said he couldn’t keep straight.On Monday morning he got an MRI, and two hours later, team trainer Brad Pike told him he had torn his ACL. Head coach Jim Boeheim said it’s a 6-8 month process of getting McCullough back for next season.“It’s a terrible injury and it’s just unfortunate,” Boeheim said before Monday’s practice. “It’s a freak accident. You just have to get it taken care of and do his rehab and come back. We’ve had two guys have terrible ACLs, Andy Rautins and Eric Devendorf and they’re both still playing today, stronger than ever.”Earlier in the day on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Boeheim said that sophomore forward B.J. Johnson could play in either forward spot off the bench, Chinonso Obokoh would be SU’s backup center and Tyler Roberson would start in McCullough’s place.Roberson is averaging 23.2 minutes per game compared to McCullough’s 28.1, but has recently rotated in for, or alongside McCullough at the power forward spot.He said he’s learned his role at the No. 4 spot better as the season has progressed, increasingly moving out of the small forward position he played more earlier in the season.“I think I’m ready for it,” Roberson said of increased minutes. “It’s not something that I think would be asked of me that’s too much. I think I can do it.”McCullough said his surgery has not been scheduled yet as he waits for the swelling in his knee to go down. He said the whole team, not any individuals in particular, will have to step up without him and insisted that he’d still be himself around the team even though his pain is currently a “10 out of 10.”“I’m still going to be funny in the locker room, still going to be me, just going to be looking around now, can’t get my boogie on no more,” McCullough said, wiggling his hips. “Can’t do my tootsie roll.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more