Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2001
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.
CDMA DEVELOPMENT GROUP PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNIVERSITY
OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO STUDENTS
Three Students Receive $1,000 Scholarships for CDMA
Engineering Certificate Program
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2001 - Continuing its long-standing
commitment to education, the CDMA Development Group (CDG)
(www.cdg.org) today announced the recipients of its annual
educational scholarships. Students Douglas Charles Evans,
Anantha Lakshmi Tayyebi and Jeff Douglas Uebele will each
be awarded $1,000 to be used toward tuition for the University
of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension certificate program
in CDMA Engineering. Scholarship recipients were announced
during the opening session of the 2001 CDMA Americas Congress
being held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in San Diego.
"The CDG's support of education is
being demonstrated today through this scholarship program
for students who will help to further develop CDMA technology,
ensuring its future success," said Perry LaForge, executive
director of the CDG. "These scholarship recipients have
demonstrated their eagerness to continue their education through
the UCSD Extension program, and we are pleased to help them
achieve their goals."
Evans is currently working with the Center for Commercialization
of Advanced Technology (CCAT), which fast-tracks government,
industry and academic technologies that may have dual commercial
and military use. He hopes the CDMA certificate will lead
to a career supporting startup firms and investors in San
Diego's telecom sector.
Tayyebi is a software engineer with a master's degree in
electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
She sees the potential for wireless application development
using CDMA technology and hopes to further her professional
career with the knowledge gained in the CDMA program.
Since graduating with a master's degree in engineering from
Dalhousie University in September 2000, Uebele has been employed
as an order engineer for Nortel Networks' wireline DMS switching
products. He plans to complete the extension program at UCSD
and seek a position as a wireless network engineer.
Scholarship recipients were selected based on their interest
in enhancing their careers by learning more about CDMA technology.
Offered by UCSD Extension in the name of the CDG, the scholarships
cover approximately one-half of the tuition cost for the university's
specialized certificate program in CDMA engineering. The certificate
program is designed to educate professionals in the fundamentals
of CDMA engineering, and is available to individuals not currently
employed in the wireless telecommunications industry.