Over the past eight years, the Siebel Scholars program has created a community of more than 540 scholars — 105 of them from MIT — whose personal leadership, academic achievement, and collaborations are providing solutions to pressing societal problems. Siebel Scholars are awarded $35,000; current and former scholars will convene in the spring of 2010 to address the topic of climate change with renowned scientists, lawmakers, and experts.
The Siebel Scholars program is funded by a grant from the
Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Established as a private foundation in
1996, the Siebel Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation. Its
mission is to support projects and organizations that work to improve the
quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. The
Siebel Foundation funds projects to support the homeless and underprivileged,
educational and research programs, methamphetamine abuse prevention, and
alternative energy solutions.
For more information on Siebel Scholars, please visit http://www.siebelscholars.com/scholars.
This year’s honorees from MIT are:
Electrical engineering and computer science: Charles Henry Herder, Tony Kim, Kwang Siong Leow, David D. Nackoul, Tao Benjamin Schardl
Biological engineering: Rachel E. Miller, Kristen Naegle, Megan J. Palmer, Michael M. Schmidt, Marcio Goldani von Muhlen
Sloan: Julie L. Christensen, Charles A. Gammal, Jessica Way Mazonson, Angela M. Thedinga, Eduardo Viladesau Franquesa