Though I won’t be at the Alumni Day lunch on Saturday, February 23, I’ll be cheering “off site” for a church friend who is one of four to get the prestigious Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship. It’s the university’s top honor for graduate students, and my applause will be for George Young, who is finishing up his doctoral degree in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He studies group dynamics in nature (such as the flying patterns of birds) to develop algorithms that can automate biologically inspired robots.
Elizabeth also contributes her talents as an oboe player to ensembles in PUMC worship services and to the Princeton University Orchestra. A National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow who works in the High Contrast Imaging Laboratory, she studies advanced instrumentation and imaging analysis for the detection of earthlike planets in nearby solar systems.