Christine Chen Receives SRC Master's Scholarship
Christine Chen, a graduate student working with Prof. Keren Bergman, has been awarded a 2012 Master's Scholarship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
Christine Chen received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences along with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2011. She is currently studying towards her M.S. and Ph.D. at Columbia University, with her research focus being in the area of silicon photonics for optical interconnection networks and high-performance computing systems.
The Master's Scholarship Program (MSP) from SRC provides the student with tuition and fees, stipend, and a $2,000 unrestricted gift to the student's faculty advisor in support of the award during the graduate study period. This program addresses issues of improving educational opportunities at the master's level for students in underrepresented minority categories. The objectives of the program are: (1) to encourage academically gifted U.S./permanent resident students in these populations to pursue graduate research in areas consistent with Global Research Collaboration (GRC) goals, and (2) to develop a cadre of highest quality minority candidates for doctoral study and hire by GRC companies.