Summary: 2010 John Mather Nobel Scholars Named
Press Release: 2010 July 28 The Henry Foundation, Inc. http://henry.pha.jhu.edu/
On 2010 July 28, nine summer interns at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in
Maryland were awarded John Mather Nobel Scholarships by The Henry Foundation, Inc.
The funding for the scholarships originated in a generous contribution from the
John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts
which in turn was funded from the award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics to Dr. Mather.
The award consists in the designation "John Mather Nobel Scholar," plus a $3000 scientific
travel grant over a two year period.
The 2010 John Mather Nobel Scholars are:
Charreau Bell, a graduate student in Clemson University's PhD program in electrical
engineering, who is working on a genetic algorithm for a particular NASA application, but is
also working to broaden the application of the algorithm for wider uses.
David Benson, a graduate student at Purdue University in aeronautical and astronautical
engineering. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, he is working with other interns on
developing a pendulum model to describe sloshing in a spherical propellant tank.
Emmanuel Cephas, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, currently working at GSFC
investigating model-based systems engineering and simulation-based engineering design tools
Dayvon Green, a senior at Morgan State University in Baltimore, working to compile a wide