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Second class of Leinweber Software Scholars announced

Four students at the University of Michigan receive scholarships to pursue their careers in Michigan.| Short Read

This is the second year UM students received the scholarship created by Larry D. Leinweber, founder and CEO of New World Systems®. Scholarship recipients must be Michigan residents, maintain a high GPA while pursuing a Computer Science (CS) major, and intend on working in Michigan after graduation.

The 2015 recipients are:

  • Rosa Wu, a sophomore from Ann Arbor, MI
  • Austin Deal, a sophomore from Saline, MI
  • Samidha Visai, a sophomore from Canton, MI
  • Nicholas Higgins, a sophomore from Warren, MI

“New World has been a part of Metro Detroit’s growing technology industry since 1981 and we believe that attracting and nurturing local talent is key to our continued success,” Leinweber said.

Trusted by more than 2,000 public sector organizations nationwide, New World Systems designs, develops, markets, supports and implements the integrated Aegis Suite of Public Safety Solutions for Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS and the Logos.NET Public Administration Suite for local governments and K-12 school districts.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read