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Davidson Fellows News: “San Ramon teens win five-figure scholarships”

Davidson Fellows Neel Redkar and Mackenzie Duan were featured in this article.

Redkar’s award was for designing a neural network — an artificial intelligence method that aims to replicate the way the human brain functions — that identified a more energy and cost efficient Metal Organic Framework than those already in existence, and which holds the promise of pulling hydrocarbons from the air for use in gas appliances.

“This breakthrough paves the way for a carbon-neutral future with far-reaching implications for humanity and the environment,” program organizers said in the recent announcement.

Duan was awarded for a project that features a combination of prose, poetry and screenplay that analyzes “the unresolved friction of language and memory moving in circular patterns, relating to alternative futurities, Chinese-American histories, and the act of translation.”

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