Opinion: A quantum leap for CHS student


The Davidson Institute has awarded Carmel High School student Sreya Vemuri a Davidson Fellows scholarship for talent development. The 16-year-old is one of only 20 students from across the nation to be recognized as a 2015 Davidson Fellow for significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, math, music or literature. She won a $25,000 scholarship for work in the field of quantum mechanics. Sreya’s work advances fundamental quantum mechanics of parity-time symmetric systems. We congratulate Vemuri on her achievement.

* * *

This whole Volkswagen thing is an incredible mess. If you don’t own a VW, you’re probably thinking the fallout won’t affect you. Wrong. You and we, via the federal government, paid out in excess of $51 million for green-car subsidies – all because the emissions reports were pure fiction. Fleeced again, fellow taxpayers, weren’t we? And yet nobody seems to care. It’s just another headline fading to white by now.

* * *

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) can’t make up her mind about a lot of issues, can she? With a U.S. Senate voting record that shows her as uncompromisingly pro-choice with respect to abortions, the campaign cycle has brought about a different response. She said to NBC News that she was “open” to restrictions on late-term abortion. Draw your own conclusion.

* * *

The Stupid Americans of the Week Award (we just made up that title) goes to the couple in central Ohio that knocked off a community bank and followed that by posting photos of themselves with fistfuls of dollars on Facebook. Didn’t need Sherlock Holmes to solve that.

* * *

Columbus Day is Oct. 12, and the post office will be closed. As a result, Current will be delivered on Oct. 10.

Current Morning Briefing Logo

Stay CURRENT with our daily newsletter (M-F) and breaking news alerts delivered to your inbox for free!

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Current Publishing, 30 S. Range Line Road, Carmel, IN, 46032, https://www.youarecurrent.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact