THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION’S RESEARCH SCIENCE INSTITUTE ALUMNI NAMED RISING STARS BY FORBES MAGAZINE
Rosenberg, England, and Silbermann Recognized as People to Watch in the
Forbes 30 Under 30 Project
McLean, VA – December 22, 2011 - The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is pleased to announce Research Science Institute (RSI) Alumna ‘01, Jessie Rosenberg, and RSI Alumni ‘98, Jeremy England and Ben Silbermann were named rising stars by Forbes. The magazine recognizes them as individuals who are making a positive influence in the world right now.
Jessie Rosenberg is a 25 year old Research Staff Member, Silicon Photonics Team at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physics at age 17 from Bryn Mawr College in 2004 and went on to receive her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2010. She uses optical technology to make faster, better computer chips.
Jeremy England is a 29 year old Assistant Professor in the MIT Department of Physics. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard University in 2003, he began his graduate studies at the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed his doctorate in physics at Stanford University in 2009. Professor England’s research is directed towards understanding the patterns of organization in space and time that form the basis of life at the molecular level. He is currently researching the physics behind how proteins fold and cells develop.
Ben Silbermann is 29 years old, and he is the Co-Founder of Pinterest. He developed the new website which is an online pinboard. It allows people to collect and organize images of things online. Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University in 2003.
“The Center is very proud with the accomplishments of Jessie Rosenberg, Jeremy England, and Ben Silbermann,” stated Joann DiGennaro, President, Center for Excellence in Education. “Their extraordinary potential was evident from their selection and participation in CEE’s Research Science Institute. It is not surprising that their academic excellence has led to cutting-edge developments in science and technology.”
About the Center for Excellence in Education
The Center for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the National Lab Skills Initiative (NLSI) free of cost to all participants competitively selected to attend. For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site, www.cee.org