|By Marketwired .||
|April 10, 2014 05:00 AM EDT||
LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - Dr. Jay Davis, President of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation today announced the names of 15 men and women chosen as 2014 Hertz Fellows. This year, eight women and seven men will receive the Hertz Fellowship. Each is awarded a stipend and full tuition support for up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. The 15 new Fellows were chosen from nearly 800 applicants.
Dr. Davis stated that the Hertz Fellowship is, "among the oldest and most coveted awards in science and engineering graduate studies, and arguably the most prestigious academic award available in these areas to American college graduates." Established in 1957, the award was created by John Hertz, an entrepreneur and investor who came to this country in poverty as a young boy from Hungary in 1884. Hertz founded Yellow Cab, Hertz Car Rental, and what later became Checker Motors. He sold his interests in all of these to General Motors in the 1920s and went on their Board. Hertz left the bulk of his wealth for the establishment of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. Originally intended to provide scholarships for undergraduate engineers, the awards became graduate fellowships in 1963 to include the applied sciences as well as engineering.
The 2014 Hertz Fellows are: William E. Allen, Stanford University; Ashvin Bashyam, University of Texas at Austin; Matthew Brown, Arizona State University; Emily Davis, Stanford University; Gene Katsevich, Princeton University; Katherine Lawrence, Yale University; Ian McKay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Emma Pierson, Stanford University; Elizabeth Qian, MIT; Andrew Rzeznik, MIT; Judith Savitskaya, University of California, Berkeley; Katharine Schutz, MIT; Stephanie Tzouanas, Rice University; Laura Herlant, Carnegie Mellon University; Asmamaw Wassie, MIT.
In addition to receiving support for doctoral studies, every Hertz Fellow receives the benefit of belonging to the growing community of Hertz Fellows. Gathering in annual workshops and retreats, the Fellows inspire and learn from one another across generations and disciplines to further augment their powerful creativity and skills. "These associations endure for a lifetime," observed Dr. Davis, "and greatly enrich each Fellow, in turn enriching the nation as the Fellows collaborate."
Valued at more than a quarter million dollars per student, the Hertz Fellowship is also considered to be the nation's most generous graduate support. Key to its mission, the Hertz Foundation gives Fellows the "freedom to innovate" in their doctoral studies. They are not bound by traditional research funding restrictions or the funded projects of any faculty member. Hertz Fellows are free to pursue their own ideas with complete financial independence, under the guidance of some of the country's finest professors and mentors.
Fellows are chosen for their intellect, their ingenuity and their potential to bring meaningful improvement to society. The rigorous selection process begins with a comprehensive written application, including four references. From a pool of nearly 800 applicants, the Foundation selects 150 candidates of exceptional creativity for a first round interview.
Each of the 150 is interviewed by one or two interviewers, most of who are themselves Hertz Fellows. This formal technical interview tests their knowledge of broad scientific principles. The Hertz Interview is the hallmark of the Hertz Foundation program. This face-to-face conversation identifies creativity in a way that test scores and GPAs do not reveal.
"We base our decisions on many criteria that are explored in the in-depth interview process," continued Dr. Davis. "The interview identifies those with exceptional creativity and the promise for innovative research. We select applicants who have great potential to impact and better the world."
From the first round interview, 50 Finalists are selected for a second round interview, delving more deeply into each candidate's creative expression and problem-solving abilities. After that phase, the interviewers meet to determine the candidates who best merit selection as Hertz Fellows. These are put before the Hertz Foundation Board of Directors for approval.
Over 50 years, the Hertz Foundation has awarded $200 million, present value, for the graduate education of 1169 Fellows in science and engineering fields. Those selected sign a pledge to give back to the country in time of great need. This pledge was established by John Hertz, who hoped that his legacy would foster the strength and security of his adopted nation. While many have served in the military, (three as General Officers), Hertz Fellows also serve to address great needs that include cyber security, the economy, the environment and human health, among others.
"For more than half a century," stated Dr. Davis, "Hertz Fellows have advanced the scientific, engineering and educational strength of the nation."
Beginning April 10, Dr. Davis may be reached for press and other inquiries at [email protected]. Katherine Young will be able to provide details on how to contact the Fellows and may be reached at [email protected]. Beginning April 10, questions can also be directed to Janice Odell at 925.353.2839 or [email protected].
Celebrating more than half a century of the Hertz Fellowship, the Hertz Foundation has fostered the scientific and engineering strength of the nation by finding the best and brightest students from those disciplines. During the past decade of applications, there has been a major shift of the candidates towards those who apply physical and computational tools to the problems of biomedicine and health. Significantly, another shift of the Hertz Foundation has been to support Hertz Fellows to build the vibrant Hertz Fellows Community. All ages gather in annual workshops and retreats to inspire one another and collaborate across generations and disciplines for innovation that further augments their powerful contribution. Hertz Fellows pursue their own ideas with complete financial independence, under the guidance of some of the country's finest professors and mentors. Fellows are chosen for their intellect, their ingenuity and their potential to bring meaningful improvement to society. The highly competitive selection process includes a comprehensive written application, four references, and two rounds of technical interviews by recognized leaders in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. We seek applicants with exceptional personal creativity and great promise for innovative research. Throughout five decades, their impact has fulfilled that promise. They are the leaders who produce advances in science, medicine, technology, business, academia and government.
The following files are available for download:
For further information, please contact:
Jay Davis, PhD
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
2300 First Street, Suite 250
Livermore, CA 94550
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Oct. 25, 2016 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 980
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cemware will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Use MATLAB functions by just visiting website mathfreeon.com. MATLAB compatible, freely usable, online platform services. As of October 2016, 80,000 users from 180 countries are enjoying our platform service.
Oct. 25, 2016 09:15 PM EDT Reads: 876
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
Oct. 25, 2016 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,699
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Oct. 25, 2016 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,241
Established in 1998, Calsoft is a leading software product engineering Services Company specializing in Storage, Networking, Virtualization and Cloud business verticals. Calsoft provides End-to-End Product Development, Quality Assurance Sustenance, Solution Engineering and Professional Services expertise to assist customers in achieving their product development and business goals. The company's deep domain knowledge of Storage, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud verticals helps in delivering ...
Oct. 25, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,099
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online busine...
Oct. 25, 2016 08:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,372
In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart produc...
Oct. 25, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,537
November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Penta Security is a leading vendor for data security solutions, including its encryption solution, D’Amo. By using FPE technology, D’Amo allows for the implementation of encryption technology to sensitive data fields without modification to schema in the database environment. With businesses having their data become increasingly more complicated in their mission-critical applications (such as ERP, CRM, HRM), continued ...
Oct. 25, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,111
OnProcess Technology has announced it will be a featured speaker at @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1 - 3, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. Dan Gettens, OnProcess’ Chief Analytics Officer, will discuss how Internet of Things (IoT) data can be leveraged to predict product failures, improve uptime and slash costly inventory stock. @ThingsExpo is an annual gathering of IoT and cloud developers, practitioners and thought-leaders who exchange ideas and insights on topics ranging from Big Data in...
Oct. 25, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 294
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
Oct. 25, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,026
Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact th...
Oct. 25, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 357
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudbric, a leading website security provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cloudbric is an elite full service website protection solution specifically designed for IT novices, entrepreneurs, and small and medium businesses. First launched in 2015, Cloudbric is based on the enterprise level Web Application Firewall by Penta Security Sys...
Oct. 25, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,243
SYS-CON Events announced today that Transparent Cloud Computing (T-Cloud) Consortium will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium (T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data proces...
Oct. 25, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,440
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Nick Son, Vice President of Cyber Risk & Public Sector at Coalfire, will discuss the latest information on the FedRAMP Program. Topics will cover: FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report (RAR). This new process is designed to streamline and accelerate the FedRAMP process from the traditional timeline by initially focusing on technical capability instead of documentation preparedness. FedRAMP for High-impact level systems. Early in 2016 FedRAMP officially publishe...
Oct. 25, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 387
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...
Oct. 25, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,142