News in Brief

UNC/NC State professor gets CMU award

Carnegie Mellon awarded the annual Dickson Award of Science to Joseph M. DeSimone, a professor at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

The award, which has been given annually since 1969, is awarded by the university to one person in the United States who has made a strong advancement in science that year.

DeSimone has been credited with two landmark contributions to the “Maker Movement,” a culture that encourages do-it-yourself (DIY) advancements.

DeSimone created two new tools that will aid in furthering drug delivery technology.

As part of his award ceremony, DeSimone will be giving a speech entitled “Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive Fabrication.”

The speech will take place today at 4:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium in the Jared L. Cohon University Center, and is free and open to the public.

Tepper associate dean new IFORS president

Senior Associate Tepper Dean for Faculty and Research Michael Trick has been elected the new president of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, an organization that encourages the recognition of operations research as a profession and academic discipline.

The organization holds conferences, establishes and maintains societies that further operations research and the standards of that research, and provides a forum for the exchange of operations research.

Trick will serve a three-year term beginning in 2016, joining Vice President Luciana Buriol, an advanced fellow at the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq).

Student gets Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Senior mathematical sciences major Tomer Reiter is the second Carnegie Mellon student to ever receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, now in its fifth year.

There are forty winners across the world, all of whom will be studying at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom next year. During Reiter’s time there, he will be studying Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, which is a study of the most ancient and well-known mathematics in the known world, and earn a one-year master’s degree. Upon his return to the United States, Reiter plans to earn a doctorate and then become a professor.

The awards will be presented April 24–25 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala in Chicago.