Yolo Superior Court Judge Dave Rosenberg of Davis receives the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the California Judges Association on Friday, Oct. 12, at the association’s annual conference in Monterey. From left are Kenneth Kuchman, executive director of the Witkin Foundation, which funds the award; Court of Appeals Justice Eileen Moore, who chairs the Humanitarian of the Year Award Committee; Rosenberg and his wife Lea; and Judge Jim Mize, a member of the Awards Committee and past president of the association. The award comes with a $1,000 stipend. Rosenberg has donated the funds to the Davis Encampment, which sends children to summer camp who otherwise could not afford to go. Courtesy photo
Shannamar Dewey of Davis has been selected as a winner in the 2012 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program. Dewey, a Ph.D student at UC Davis, is studying molecular, cellular and integrative physiology and has won $5,000.
She joined the MCIP graduate group at UCD in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from UC Santa Cruz, which she received with honors in 2004. Dewey enjoys interacting with future young scientists by volunteering as a judge at elementary school science fairs and mentoring undergraduate student research projects.
In its second year, the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities and $40,000 in scholarships to the future generation of scientists. The call for entries for the 2013 scholarship is open now through Dec. 14. Applications and scholarship award criteria can be found at www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship.