Myesha Jemison ’18 and Mary DeVellis ’21 are among the 2021 recipients of the GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship, founded in 2000 by the Gates Foundation, supports postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. Jemison, who majored in Spanish and Portuguese, plans to complete a Ph.D. in education. She is interested in studying bias in educational technology applications and wants to conduct research to combat educational inequity. DeVellis, who is majoring in anthropology, will pursue a master’s degree in health, medicine, and society. She plans to focus her studies on sexual-health education for people with disabilities.
Four seniors, Chisom Ilogu, Sarah Kamanzi, Leopoldo Solis, and Lydia Spencer, were awarded Princeton’s LABOUISSE PRIZE for international civic-engagement projects. The award is named for Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26, who served as a diplomat and public servant. Each recipient receives $30,000 to conduct a yearlong project that embodies the work of Labouisse. Ilogu will develop an exhibit about the major pan-African festival FESTAC ’77. Kamanzi will interview African international students. Solis will teach English and computational skills in the Huasteca region of Mexico. And Spencer will work on initiatives to combat gender violence in Brazil.
The Department of Electrical Engineering will now be known as the DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, a change approved by the faculty in February. Professor Sharad Malik, the department chair, said the new name “makes our core work more visible to the department’s constituents.”