Catherine Kung ’22 Named Emmy Noether Silver Medalist
Recent Indian Springs graduate Catherine Kung ’22 has been recognized as one of the South’s top aspiring female scientists. She was named a Silver Medalist in the 2022 Emmy Noether Awards and received $25,000 for future graduate studies.
The Emmy Noether Awards provide financial assistance and networking opportunities to help aspiring female scientists realize their potential careers. The awards are open to high school seniors in Lousiana, Mississippi, or Alabama who have scored a 28 or higher on the ACT. The program recognizes ten recipients each year who will receive scholarships upon entrance into a graduate-level STEM research program.
Catherine will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall. Her research has mainly focused on developing a bio-inspired artificial skin and sensory information processing using a Kohonen artificial network. She has also explored American Sign Language trigger works using RF sensors and deep neural networks.
Catherine accepted her Emmy Noether Award at a ceremony on June 4 at the Lousiana Cancer Research Center. The awards program is directed by the Brown Foundation, which is based in Lousiana and mainly serves the Gulf South. The foundation develops treatments for the sick while assisting community benefit programs.