Davidson Fellows - 2001

Nine 2001 Davidson Fellows were recognized for their achievements at a special awards reception sponsored by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley in Washington, D.C. on November 7, 2001.

2001 Davidson Fellow Laureates

Davidson Fellows Joshua Feldman, 11
Manhasset Hills, N.Y.
Category: Humanities-Music
Award: $50,000 scholarship
Joshua, who at age 6 was the youngest musician ever accepted to The Julliard School of Music, brilliantly performed a piano recital composed of four masterpieces from the Baroque period to the 20th century: Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op.31, Bach’s Organ Prelude in G-minor, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, Kabelevsky’s Sonata No. 3, Op. 46.

Davidson Fellows Chintan Hossain, 14
Wilmington, Del.
Category: Mathematics/Technology
Award: $50,000 scholarship
Chintan impressively used nonlinear dynamics and computer technology to create a cardiovascular model to study normal and abnormal heart activity in his project, "Conquering the Heart Using Nonlinear Dynamics." This model may be used to predict and control the effect of a pacemaker and certain drugs on cardiac cells.

Davidson Fellows Brennan Johnson, 18
Des Moines, Iowa
Category: Technology-Science
Award: $50,000 Scholarship
Brennan prodigiously sequenced a gene found in the mitochrondrial genome of a reptile to illustrate the impact of natural selection in her project, "Phylogeography of the Western Hognose Snake."

2001 Davidson Fellows

Davidson Fellows Eric Anderson, 17
Evanston, Wyo.
Category: Technology
Award: $10,000 scholarship
Eric demonstrated distinction in both computer programming and game design through his creation of “Snaker 2,” a Real Time Interactive multi-player computer game which features AI controlled elements as well as a fully functional editor to allow players to create their own levels of game play.

Davidson Fellows Kit Armstrong, 9
Long Beach, Calif.
Category: Humanities-Music
Award: $10,000 scholarship
Kit, who attends Los Alamitos High School, Chapman University, and California State University - Long Beach, impressively composed and performed a suite of five movements for the piano, appropriately titled "Five Elements."

Davidson Fellows Julia Carey, 15
Wellesley, Mass.
Category: Humanities-Music
Award: $10,000 scholarship
Julia composed "Compositions for Orchestra and Chamber Groups," which consists of five orchestral scores, one string orchestra score and two chamber works, to support her belief that music is an international language, crossing boundaries not only of speech, but time and distance.

Davidson Fellows Rachel Emery, 16
Annville, Penn.
Category: Humanities-Literature
Award: $10,000 scholarship
Rachel wrote "I-Ana," an insightful novella that explores human identity, soul and self-discovery, and examines the hard work involved in unearthing, understanding and honoring one’s true self.

Davidson Fellows Kai Kadoich, 17
Las Vegas, Nev.
Category: Humanities-Literature and Philosophy
Award: $10,000 scholarship
Kai wrote "Melville’s Metaphysical Masterpiece," an extensive analysis that bridges the gap between literature and philosophy. This piece highlights philosophical concepts such as relativism, dialectics, epistemology and metaphysics through the characters, symbols and events of Moby Dick.

Davidson Fellows Daniel Ohrenstein, 15
Sarasota, Fla.
Category: Humanities-Philosophy
Award: $10,000 scholarship
Daniel penned an insightful eight-part lecture series titled "The Endeavor of Seeing the Essential Nature of Existence," which discusses the ultimate nature of existence, the relationship between science and religion, and the importance of the individual.


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