Spring honors and awards
Northwestern Team Wins LawMeet Start-Up Competition
In the inaugural Startup LawMeet, an interdisciplinary competition for students interested in a transactional practice specifically involving entrepreneurial companies, the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law team of Francisco Gallegos Hoyos (Master of Science in Law), Ryan Scott Genkin (JD MBA), and Laura McJilton (JD) successfully competed in the National Championships held at the Palo Alto, California, offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on March 24. The team, which was one of 12 teams from across the country to be invited to the finals, emerged as one of the final four after several rounds in the morning and was then named the National Champion following the afternoon session.
Andrea d’Aquino, a doctoral candidate in chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to participate in the 67th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, from June 25-30 in Lindau, Germany. She is one of only 400 young scientists (35 of younger) from around the world selected to interact with and learn from Nobel laureates. D’Aquino is conducting research in the field of organometallic chemistry under the guidance of Chad Mirkin, director of the International Institute of Nanotechnology at Northwestern and a professor in the McCormick School of Engineering. She will join researchers who span the private, public and educational sectors and hail from 76 countries to share knowledge, ideas and experiences with more than 30 Nobel laureates during the meetings.
Thomas Bradshaw, associate professor of radio/television/film in the School of Communication and a core faculty member of the School of Communication’s MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program, has been awarded a 2017 PEN America Literary Award. Bradshaw is honored as this year's Emerging American Playwright in the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Awards. He was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2010 Prince Charitable Trust Prize awardee and a featured playwright in Time Out New York’s 10 playwrights to watch. For more than 90 years, PEN America has been working with the international PEN community to ensure people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, convey information and ideas, express their views and to make it possible for everyone to access the views, ideas and literatures of others.