Davidson Fellows are students 18 and under who have completed a
significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics,
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 226 Davidson Fellows, each receiving a $50,000, $25,000
or $10,000 scholarship.
Positive contributions to society
made by the 2013 Davidson Fellows include:
Developing an affordable arsenic water filter and
test that is exponentially cheaper than current methods.
Developing Celloidosomes®, a cell self-assembly
process for bioengineering 3-dimensional tissues in a core-shell
Building a multi-mode 24/7 generator that is
powered by any heat source – stove, flame, sun, etc.
Developing miRNA prognostic signatures as a
diagnostic tool for breast cancer.
Assembling jazz pieces that represent the
evolution of 20th century jazz and the diversity of jazz as a global
Creating a device that can simultaneously produce
electricity and hydrogen gas from wastewater using anaerobic
Creating a statistical model that predicts
occurrence of convective thunderstorms in different regions of the
Northeastern United States.
of Davidson Fellows recognized since 2001 include:
Designed an efficient and inexpensive
method for detecting landmines.
Developed a system to identify bone
marrow donors in a fraction of the time and cost than
previous methods; potential for use with organ
Research in the field of number
theory, with results that have broad implications in
cryptography, specifically to protect against identity
Developed algae as an effective oil
source for biodiesel.
Developed a predictive model to detect
adolescent depression with an overall correct
classification of 83.66 percent.
Created an algorithm that automates
the diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Used antimicrobial properties from
bees’ 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