CLASS OF 1987
|Alicia Hofler||Sherrie Preische|
ALICIA HOFLER, COMPUTER WHIZ!
Alicia now works in the accelerator control software group at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA. (Formerly known as CEBAF: Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, a much more descriptive title.) Alicia has run the accelerator from the control room, and developed controls for a "polarized electron gun" used in nuclear physics research. (Sorry about the picture, Alicia. There's a better one later on!)
Alicia earned a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in signal processing/control at Old Dominion University in August, 2001. She is now pursuing a Ph. D. at Old Dominion.
Here's a more recent picture of Alicia:
SHERRIE PREISCHE, PHYSICS SUPERSTAR!
Sherrie received her Ph.D. in physics from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab in 1995. Her thesis title is: Radially Localized Measurements of Superthermal Electrons Using Oblique ECE. She was appointed to the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics around this same time. Then it was off to Provence, France for two years of post-doctoral work at the Tore Supra nuclear fusion research center. Sherrie returned to the USA and worked as Assistant to the Executive Officer of the American Physical Society.
She then managed the NJ office of Congressman Rush Holt who is a physicist and a former Assistant Director of the Princeton Plasma Lab. Sherrie moved on to become a science and technology policy advisor to New Jersey Governor James McGreevey, who, in 2004 appointed Sherrie as the executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.
Update: February, 2007: Sherrie has a new job. She will be doing business development for Genmab, a Danish biotech company with an office in Princeton, NJ. Sherrie will manage relations between Genmab and pharmaceutical companies who bring Genmab's drugs to market.
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