Liane Olson received the Steve Wieting Award for best paper integrating theory and research at the 2013 annual meetings of the Iowa Sociological Association.
Molly Sowers discovered a love for chemistry at Cornell and begins graduate studies at MIT in 2012. She credits Cornell faculty for providing inspiration and the preparation necessary to excel in a high-level internship at the University of Nebraska.
What happens when galaxies collide? As Sean McKenna ’12 investigated this problem in his astrophysics class, it became clear to him that his interest was not simply in understanding the physics of a process that can take millions of years and spans many thousands of light years, but also in improving computer simulation software to allow others to better see and understand the phenomena.
Liz Davis is a numbers person (math major, physics minor); a musical person (choir, clarinet, steel drum); and a people person (admission tour guide, radio station promotions director). But more than anything she is an idea person who has discovered a passion for urban planning, thanks to key politics courses (her second major) and a Cornell Fellowship with an energy policy firm.
When national park and forest managers face transportation issues, they call community planners like Jonathan Frazier ’12 at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass. Frazier’s internship with the center, an innovative fee-for-service project of the U.S. Department of Transportation, led to a job directly after graduation.
Will Dinneen ’12 won a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Turkey. Dinneen was active in both academic and co-curricular groups while on campus, and served as president of Student Senate, a member of the Sigma Kappa Psi fraternity, the Mock Trial team and Cornell’s Concert Choir.
Student Victoria Levasseur explains how Cornell’s unique block plan allows her to wholeheartedly pursue her varied passions.
The flexibility of OCAAT gave student Ian Watt the chance to found OCTAVE Living and Learning Community, which gives free music lessons to children in need, while still excelling academically.