Konstantinos Daskalakis, the mathematician, who at the age of 27 solved the riddle of Nash, Professor of the prestigious MIT University, is now honored with one of the most important awards in mathematics, the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize.
Panos N. Patakoukas, a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of Berkeley of California was named professor of the year at UC Berkeley’s community. This distinction not only reflects the recognition of his colleagues at the University but also his popularity among the students, some of whom are older than him and hold high positions in the business world.
Four Greek scientists are among those to have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS), two as members and two as foreign associates.
A postgraduate student at the film directing program of UCLA, Greek-American Alithia Avramis realized her dream thanks to crowdfunding- a practice born out of the current financial crisis and made possible thanks to new technologies.
America got to know Nick Verreos ten years ago in season two of the hit show Project Runway, the design competition hosted by German supermodel Heidi Klum. Verreos’s wit and insight made him a fan favorite, and he’s gone on to a successful career designing clothes, teaching fashion, and commenting on television.
A Greek researcher received the top three international awards in the fields of Endocrinology and Metabolism for 2017-2018. Dr Christos Mantzoros is the Chief of the Nutrition Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Chief of the Endocrine Section at the VA Boston Healthcare System, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School, where Mantzoros serves as Professor of Medicine.
Based on the success of the 2017 Service Learning program for college students, the Greek America Foundation is launching a Family Service Learning program for high school or college-aged students and their parents in 2018 in Lesvos, Greece.
For Greek surfer Leonidas Economides it all began in a pool in the seaside town of Vouliagmeni, where his mother took him for a swimming lesson at the age of 6. One day he told her that he was tired of counting the tiles at the bottom of the pool, and wanted to try something else: the sea.