Two Cornell alumni named Schmidt Science Fellows

Chosen from among exceptional early-career scientists from around the world, alumni Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Ph.D. ’21, and Berit H. Goodge, Ph.D. ’22, were selected as 2022 Schmidt Science Fellows to support their work in making discoveries that will enhance the quality of life for all. Upon completion of a Ph.D. in the natural sciences, computing, engineering or mathematics, fellows take on a one- to two-year postdoctoral placement during which they focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary research that marks a pivot from their doctoral studies.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Schmidt Science Fellows community,” said Goodge, an alumna of Cornell’s applied physics program. “My research at Cornell has always involved close collaborations across several departments and a diverse range of expertise, so I know firsthand how that approach can drive science forward in unexpected ways.”