45 finalists named for Hertz Fellowships 2022

Newswise – The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation today announced 45 finalists for the 2022 Hertz Fellowships in Applied Science, Mathematics, and Engineering.

Selected from more than 650 applicants and representing 17 universities, finalists move on to a series of interviews for one of the most competitive and coveted doctorates. scholarships in the nation. The 2022 class of Hertz Scholars will be announced in May.

Since 1963, the Hertz Foundation has provided scholarships for the country’s most promising young minds in science and technology. Hertz Fellows receive five years of funding, worth up to $250,000, with the opportunity to pursue vital research that advances our security and economic vitality.

In addition to receiving financial support, Hertz Scholars join a multigenerational intellectual community of peers, providing a unique engine for professional development and collaboration. Hertz Fellows have access to lifelong programs such as mentorship, events, and networking, which have led to research collaborations, commercialization of technology, and creation and investment in start-up companies , among other opportunities.

“This year’s outstanding finalists have succeeded in their academic and research pursuits during a very difficult time,” said Derek Haseltine, director of the Hertz Fellowship Program. “Their ability to solve big problems with bold scientific approaches will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on our country.”

The Hertz Foundation is dedicated to expanding and accelerating America’s science and engineering leadership pipeline. Through a rigorous and proven selection process, led by Hertz Fellow Philip Welkhoff, Director of the Malaria Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Fellowship Selection Committee seeks applicants who show extraordinary potential to become great leaders in their fields and addresses the most pressing challenges facing the nation.

In the foundation’s 59-year scholarship history, more than 1,200 Hertz scholars have established a remarkable track record of achievement. Their ranks include two Nobel laureates; recipients of eight Breakthrough Awards and three “Genius Awards” from the MacArthur Foundation; and winners of the Turing Award, Fields Medal, National Medal of Technology, and National Medal of Science. In addition, 48 are members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and 32 are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hertz Fellows hold more than 3,000 patents, have founded more than 375 companies, and created hundreds of thousands of science and technology jobs.

2022 Hertz Scholarship Finalists

Finalists are listed with their most recent university affiliation and field of study.

Anna Alvarez
University of California, Santa Barbara
Mechanical Engineering

Vidal Arroyo
University of Oxford
Quantitative Biology and Bioengineering

Galen Bundy Bascom
University of Colorado, Boulder
aerospace engineering

Roderick Bayliss III
University of California, Berkeley
Electrical engineering

Elizabeth Bennewitz
University of Maryland, College Park
Physics

Nikhil Bhattasali
Stanford University
Computer science

Joseph Bonavia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Cole Brabec
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical engineering

Jeffrey Brown II
Stanford University
Electrical engineering

Alexander Cohen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematics

Grady Daniels
Northeastern University
IT, Statistics

Nicolas Diaco
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
materials science

Louis Golowich
Harvard University
Computing

Wenji Gong
Harvard University
Physics

Jonas Herzog-Arbeitman
princeton university
Theoretical physics

Charles Hultquist
University of Michigan
Physics and chemistry

Adarsh ​​Jeewajee
Stanford University
Computing

Leila Kabuli
University of California, Berkeley
Electrical Engineering, Computational Imaging

Mason Kamb
University of Washington
Biophysics

Sandeep Kambhampati
Harvard University
Quantitative biology

Nishaad Khedkar
princeton university
Electrical engineering

Nicholas Krasnow
Harvard University
Chemistry

Abigail Landers
Cornell University
Quantitative biology

Niklas Lauffer
University of California, Berkeley
Computing

David Li
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quantitative Biology and Bioengineering

John Li
Stanford University
Materials science and engineering

Daniel Longenecker
princeton university
Physics

Anasuya Lyon
University of California, Berkeley
Physics

Alexander Morgan
University of Southern California
electrical engineering

Scott Moroch
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics

Rajiv Movva
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
IT and Engineering

Kabir Nagrecha
University of California, San Diego
IT and Engineering

Vivek Nair
University of California, Berkeley
Computing

Anusha Nathan
Harvard University
Immunology, Quantitative Biology

Syamantak Payra
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical engineering

Willian Pinney III
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biological engineering

ParkerRuth
Stanford University
IT and Engineering

Shuvom Sadhuka
Harvard University
Quantitative biology, computer science

Shreya Shankar
University of California, Berkeley
Computing

Kye Shi
Harvey Mudd College
Theoretical computer science

Daniel Stein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Quantitative Biology and Bioengineering

Jasmine Stone
Colombia University
Neuroscience

Emilie Trimm
Stanford University
Biophysics

Franklyn Wang
Harvard University
Computing

Anonymous
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics

About the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation identifies the nation’s most promising science and technology innovators and empowers them to pursue solutions to our toughest challenges. Launched in 1963, the Hertz Fellowship is the most exclusive fellowship program in the United States, nurturing more than 1,200 leaders, disruptors, and creators who apply their remarkable talents where they are needed most – of the future of healthcare. health to the future health of our environment. Hertz Fellows hold more than 3,000 patents, have founded more than 375 companies, and have received more than 200 major national and international awards, including two Nobel Prizes, eight Breakthrough Prizes, the National Medal of Technology, the Fields Medal, and the Turing. Learn more at HertzFoundation.org.

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