Rowland Alumni News

Rowland Fellow Alumna Soojung Claire Hur is one of six inaugural winners of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, which supports women at significant points in their research careers in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D). The women each will receive up to $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson leaders as well as members of the Award’s Advisory Board. Each of the six winners represents one of the STEM2D disciplines. Claire has received the award for Technology for her “Development of a Microfluidic Electroporator for Genomic Engineering”. Claire was a Rowland Fellow from 2011 to 2016, and is currently the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The full article can be found here. April 26, 2018 Rowland Alumni, David Cox, has been named Director of MIT-IBM Watson A.I. Lab. With IBM investing$240 million into A.I. over a ten year period, Dave will work with over 100 IBM scientists and MIT Professors and students to advance A.I. algorithms, software and technologies. Dave was a Rowland Fellow from 2007 to 2012. cf: https://www.xconomy.com/boston/2018/02/22/chasing-a-i-breakthroughs-qa-with-director-of-new-mit-ibm-lab/

February 2018