Amadio named to USA Today all-academic team
Posted February 17, 2005; 04:03 p.m.
Princeton senior Jordan Amadio has
been named one of 20 members of USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team.
The newspaper honors 20 students from around the country who combine high academic achievement with "the ability to extend their scholarship beyond the classroom to make all kinds of connections in the world at large," according to the Feb. 17 article.
Amadio, a physics major from Cazenovia,
N.Y. , is the founding chair of the
Princeton Undergraduate Research Symposium, which encourages interdisciplinary
dialogue among Princeton science and engineering
students. His interests are in the use of nanoscale technology to understand
and treat human disease, particularly diseases associated with the aging
Amadio's research includes an investigation of a proposed
novel molecular mechanism for Alzheimer's disease and a study of new techniques
for manipulating biomolecules with an atomic-force microscope. Amadio, who has
an interest in public policy and the use of science to benefit the developing
world, plans to pursue an M.D. combined with either a Ph.D. or an MBA.
He also is the president of the University Press Club, a scientific and technical writing tutor, the founder of the Student Global Science Corps and a recipient of the Spirit of Princeton award, which honors undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life.