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Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation Profiled by Video Documentarian Flore Perrin, 31 December 2011

 

Lohez Foundation, French Morning, France-China Education Partnerships

Lohez Foundation, French Morning, France-China

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The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation 2012 Awards Cocktail Party

On May 14, 2012, the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation hosted its Seventh Annual Scholarship Awards Cocktail Party, where three international students were presented with scholarships of $2,000 each. This year, also, the foundation made its first annual conferral of the Jacques Barzun Award for Distinguished Contributions to Trans-Cultural Scholarly Exchange, honoring two academic institutions for their outstanding efforts.

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Dening Wu Lohez, Interview, France24.com, 10 September 2011

Lohez Foundation, Article France24.com

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The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce the 2011 Scholarship Recipients:

Antoine Desir (France / Dual Degree: École Polytéchnique, Palaiseau – Columbia University)

Mr. Antoine Desir is a mathematically gifted young man. After attending preparatory school at Louis-Le-Grand, Antoine was ranked 7th out of 83 in a national entrance competition to enter École Polytéchnique’s Mathematics and Engineering Science program.

In spring 2011, Antoine worked with Dr. William M. McEneaney in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University California San Diego, to study a method of reduction of the curse of dimensionality in optimal control, using a max-plus, or “tropical,” algorithm, in which the graph of the value function is approximated by a tropical polyhedron. This work led to publication, which is a high honor for a master’s-level student. Antoine also did research on Revenue Yield Management for Air France while he was a student at the Polytéchnique.

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Our Mission

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy that is dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France and China. By providing scholarship awards to multinational undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to study in one another's homelands, the Foundation aims to shape the next generation of global citizen, along with a new class of international policy makers. The Foundation also seeks to develop a pool of highly-trained multicultural business leaders to serve as innovators in multinational commerce.