Davidson Fellows are students 18 and under who have completed
a significant piece of work in science, mathematics, technology,
music, literature, philosophy or outside the box. The work of a
Davidson Fellow must have the potential to make a positive
contribution to society. Since 2001, the Davidson Institute has
recognized 184 Davidson Fellows, each receiving a $50,000, $25,000
or $10,000 scholarship.
Positive contributions to society
made by the 2011 Davidson Fellows include:
Designing an efficient and inexpensive method for
Developing a methodology to test theories
regarding star formation.
Creating an algorithm that automates the diagnosis
of bladder cancer.
Preserving the art of Chinese music while
introducing it to the Western world.
Exploring relationships, identity, materialism,
oppression and emotion through literature.
Developing a predictive model
to detect adolescent
depression with an overall correct classification of 83.66
Developing an economically efficient and
functional humanoid robot.
Contributing to the ongoing effort to build a
large-scale quantum computer by classifying three matrix solutions
of the Yang-Baxter equation
Researching the effectiveness of a natural
component of the spice turmeric in treating cardiovascular diseases.
of Davidson Fellows recognized since 2001 include:
Invented a new
type of solar panel
Developed a system to identify bone
marrow donors in a fraction of the time and cost than
previous methods; potential for use with organ
Improved the math of digital signal
representations used in cell phones and music players.
Designed a computer model to aid physicians
in patient diagnosis
Research in the field of number
theory, with results that have broad implications in
cryptography, specifically to protect against identity
Used antimicrobial properties from
beesí honeystomachs to create a preventative measure
protecting honeybees from the fatal American Foulbrood
Disease, which affects the pollination of billions of
dollars in agriculture crops worldwide.
Developed a new drug delivery method
to increase the efficiency of chemotherapy treatments,
thereby controlling tumors in areas where surgery is not
Researched the effects of residual
pesticides on human breast cells and neurons