Wednesday, March 09, 2005

An all-star scientist ... and a human

I've been meaning to publicly congratulate my friend Jordan Paul Amadio, who was recently named to USA Today's 2005 College Academic All-Stars First Team. It's a well-deserved honor. Jordan is not only a bright young scientist, but he also pays attention to the social, cultural, economic and ethical context in which he will practice his science. He recently returned from a trip to Africa, where he further explored the idea of science and technology to benefit the "have-nots" of the world. I'll let the USA Today blurb tell the rest of Jordan's story.

    Jordan Paul Amadio, Princeton University: Home: Cazenovia, N.Y.; Age: 21; Major: Physics; GPA: 3.86; Graduating: May; Career goal: Physician, global science advocate, writer. Accomplishments: A physics major with minors in biophysics, materials engineering and Italian literature, Amadio developed nanotechnology techniques that may lead to improved biomedical devices and investigated the molecular pathway of Alzheimer's disease; founded Princeton Undergraduate Research Symposium; head scientific and technical writing tutor; traveled to Africa as Student Global Science Corps founder to network with scientists; Princeton University Press Club president has had dozens of articles published by newspapers such as The Independent in Great Britain; Goldwater Scholar; Spirit of Princeton Award. More here
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