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Archive for October, 2012

Kerstin Nordstrom ’04 Posts Article in APS News on Mass Media Fellowship

Posted October 25, 2012

Kerstin Nordstrom ’04, who this summer was awarded a Mass Media Fellowship to work at the Raleigh News & Observer, has recently posted about her experiences in the October 2012 issue of the American Physical Society News.

Stephanie Trott ’12 Takes First in Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Essay Contest

Posted October 18, 2012

Stephanie Trott ’12 took first place in the essay portion of the Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder 2012 Contest for an article co-written with her father. The essay, titled “Sailing as a Family,” depicts experiences shared by Trott and her father during family sailing trips. The Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder 2012 Contest focused on […]

Grace Hood ’00 Named Winner of 2012 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize

Posted October 18, 2012
Photo: WBUR

Boston University and 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, have announced Grace Hood ’00 as the winner of the 2012 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. Hood, a reporter for Northern Colorado NPR member station KUNC, submitted a winning entry that investigated for-profit education. Titled “Investigating Colorado’s Online K-12 Education,” the three-part report uncovered a mix of […]

Steven Becker, Ph.D. ’96, Named Member of Government’s Nuclear Waste Review Board

Posted October 18, 2012

President Obama recently appointed Steven M. Becker, Ph.D. ’96, a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB). This review board is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government with the sole purpose of providing oversight to the Department of Energy’s program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear […]

Play by Charlotte Ford ’02 Featured in New York Times Review of Works from Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

Posted October 4, 2012

The play “Bang,” conceived by and starring Charlotte Ford ’02, was among the pieces featured in New York Times critic Charles Isherwood’s review of works from the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. From the article: Ms. Ford’s “Bang,” which featured the creator, Lee Etzold and Sarah Sanford portraying loopy female archetypes — the nerd, the bourgeois, […]

Paper by Katie Link ’12 Recognized as Top Undergraduate Math Paper in the Region

Posted October 4, 2012

A paper by Katie Link ’12 has been recognized as the top undergraduate math paper by the regional section of the Mathematical Association of America. Link’s paper, which she wrote for her math honors thesis, is titled “Guinea Work Disease (Dracunculiasis): Opening a mathematical can of worms.” An official recognition of the award will take […]