ARCS Foundation scholarship supports Computer Engineering researcher

ARCS Foundation scholarship supports Computer Engineering researcher
ARCS Foundation scholarship supports Computer Engineering researcher
Friday, October 20, 2006

Ten UC Santa Cruz graduate students have received scholarships worth a total of $100,000 from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation for the 2006-07 academic year. The Northern California chapter of the ARCS Foundation is the most generous provider of annual private awards to the UCSC campus and has provided more than $1 million in scholarships to UCSC graduate students.

This year's ARCS scholars will be recognized at the annual ARCS Foundation Luncheon in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 25. The featured speaker will be Susan Desmond-Hellmann, president of product development at Genentech.

The ARCS Foundation, founded in 1958, is a national organization that provides scholarships and fellowships for the country's most promising science, medical, and engineering students. This year's ARCS scholars at UCSC represent the Science Communication Program and the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Computer Engineering; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Mathematics; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Ocean Sciences; and Physics. The scholars and their interests are as follows:

Cyrus Bazeghi is pursuing a Ph.D. in computer engineering, focusing on complexity analysis of computer architectures. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering at UCSC, worked for seven years in Silicon Valley, and has been a lecturer at UCSC since 2001.