By Brooke Garbisch
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday Apr. 25, 2002
Scholarship available for computer science, engineering and mathematics students
A national organization awarded UA $275,000 to offer assistance to talented undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, engineering and mathematics who are in financial need.
Students who are selected to receive funds will receive $1,562.50 a semester for up to four years and are expected to receive their degrees by May 2004.
Students will be evaluated each semester, and retaining their scholarship will depend upon their performance each semester.
Recipients will also get special career advising and mentoring through a specific scholarship adviser.
They will also get a free Graduate Record Examination preparation workshop while they are applying, as part of their assistance from the graduate school.
About 56 students were assisted from 2000-2002 from the original $220,000 award.
The application deadline for the National Science Foundation scholarship for 2002-2004 is May 27.
Eller College announces competition winners
Several business students were given awards last week for creating and developing outstanding business plans over the course of a year.
The Eller College of Business and Public Administration hosted the Berger Entrepreneurship 2002 Tegeler Business Plans Competition on Friday.
Emily Hall and Justin Radmacher for Animas Quadracycle Inc. were the first-place winners for the undergraduate division.
The business plan for a two-person, pedal-powered vehicle providing alternative transportation for wheelchair-users, elderly, and general populations, won the competition for Hall and Radmacher.
Nick O'Shea and Guilherme Silva were finalists in the undergraduate division for their research and development plan for medical breakthroughs for pancreatic and other cancers, through their company, Sabino Biosystems.
Josh Berger, Travis Hannon and Richard Gobeille were the other undergraduate finalists with X-Celeration, an aftermarket auto-customization superstore plan.
Jeff Hursh and James Bulter won the graduate division with Pyramid block, which markets a mortarless concrete block for commercial and residential buildings.
Layne Stolworthy, Curtis Whetten and Alp Gurun were finalists in the graduate division with Super Servicio. The company developed one-stop truck stops in Mexico.
Tammy Weeden and Courtney DeSalvatore were the other finalists in the graduate division with Mama LaCamera's Food products. The company featured Italian sauces made with only natural ingredients.
The winners of each category received $500, and the finalists received $250.
The Tegeler Foundation has supported the entrepreneurship program since it was founded in 1983.