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Title Qualcomm to Pledge100,000 USD for Engineering Talents in Combined Master’s and Doctorate Courses at Sogang University
Writer sogpr Date 2016-12-22 Views 410

Qualcomm to Pledge100,000 USD for Engineering Talents in
Combined Master’s and Doctorate Courses at Sogang University


- “Qualcomm Innovation Award,” a program for incubating natural science and engineering students, will support scholarships for 100 students over the next three years -


 

On January 2, Qualcomm Inc., one of the top global companies, held the “Qualcomm Innovation Award” event at Sogang University’s Gonzaga Convention Hall. CEO Lee Tae-won of the Qualcomm Korea office was in attendance to convey his company’s pledge of 100,000 USD to fund research for natural science and engineering students in combined master’s and doctorate courses at Sogang University.

 

  The plan is for the research fund to be given out over the next three years to 100 natural science and engineering students in combined master’s and doctorate courses. Approximately 30 students were selected for the current year.

 

  The “Qualcomm Innovation Award” is a program that supports scholarships in the form of a research fund for natural science and engineering students, developed in order to nurture creative talents. Selected students are also provided with opportunities to make presentations on their research at technical workshops—also attended by Qualcomm Korea’s engineers and other experts from relevant fields—and may benefit from feedback and advice received at these events.

 

  The screening process, based on the selection of exceptional student papers submitted to or published in international journals and on uniqueness in the scope of research, was conducted by the selection board made up of professors from Sogang University. More than 30 students were selected as winners of the “Qualcomm Innovation Award” for this year.

 

  Lee Tae-won, CEO of Qualcomm Korea, said, “Qualcomm exerts efforts for the fostering of engineering talents who illustrate core capacities through various exchanges and supports,” and added, “We will continue to provide additional opportunities for natural science and engineering students as a leading company for the next generation of communication technology, in order that their dreams may come true.”