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2001 CDMA Americas Congress

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2001
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, Calif.


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) ( 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.