Four graduate students received Jacobus Fellowships, which support the final year of graduate study:
VANEET AGGARWAL, electrical engineering
By researching wireless communication networks and the challenge of optimizing their performance, Aggarwal has identified weaknesses in existing analytical models and has developed alternatives to address the operational inefficiencies.
MELINDA BALDWIN, history of science
Baldwin’s research explores the history of one of the world’s foremost scientific journals, Nature, and its emergence as an exemplar of modern scholarly communication in the sciences.
CHARLES CONROY, astrophysical sciences
Conroy’s dissertation on the stellar population-synthesis technique sheds new light on a critical tool for gauging the physical properties of galaxies.
JOSEPH MOSHENSKA, English
Moshenska examines the sense of touch in the English Renaissance and the diverse ways in which it was perceived and portrayed, addressing a sense that has been largely overlooked by scholars.