Congratulations to the 2004 Joshua E. Neimark
Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment winners!
Sharmila Kamant is a Ph.D. candidate
in Physics at Case Western Reserve. She
is a former AAAS Mass Media fellow and her
poster is entitled Searching for Dark
Matter Using Cryogenic Detectors.
Amber Rinderknecht is a Ph.D. candidate
in Environmental Health, Science, and Policy
at the University of California, Irvine.
Her dissertation work and poster is on Assessing
How In-Utero Exposure to Manganese by Inhalation
Alters Brain Response.
Kerry Jane Femia B. Ruadil, is a
faculty member at the Angeles Universitys,
Philippines, Chemistry Department. Her poster
abstract is entitled In Vitro Assay of
the Anti-Malarial Properties of Selected
Christopher Vowels is a 2nd year
graduate student in psychology at Kansas
State University. His poster presentation
will be on Fatigue's Influence on Creativity,
Cognitive Performance, & Decision Making.
About Joshua E. Neimark: Dr. Joshua E. Neimark
was born in March 1931 in Sea Bright, New Jersey.
He demonstrated extraordinary intelligence, but
also was prone to serious respiratory disease.
He completed public school with distinction, and
received an undergraduate degree in mechanical
engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT), a master's degree from the California
Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from MIT.
He succumbed to illness in April, 1961, at the
age of 30 and his doctoral dissertation was published
posthumously. The award, established in his memory
by his sister, Dr. Edith D. Neimark, is intended
to assist young scientists in attaining a career
in their chosen field, a goal that Joshua Neimark
did not live to achieve.