Dara and David Recognized with Fellowships

Dara Bobb-Semple and David Bergsman awarded Prestigious Fellowships

Congratulations David and Dara!!

Dara is the recipient of an Intel/SRC fellowship as a part of the SRC Graduate Fellowship Program.

The Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) addresses the issues of improving educational opportunities at the doctoral level and supplying a relevantly educated workforce for the semiconductor industry. The objectives of the program are: 1) to encourage academically gifted U.S./permanent resident students to pursue doctoral degrees in research areas consistent with SRC program goals, and 2) to develop a cadre of the highest quality doctoral graduates for member companies and U.S. universities.

The Fellows are encouraged to conduct research leading to novel, high-payoff solutions for the technology challenges faced by the semiconductor industry. Graduating Fellows facilitate the transfer of new science and technology from the participating universities to the supporting and hiring organizations. Fellows joining faculties at universities worldwide carry with them the expertise to stimulate new research activities and to encourage additional student interest in semiconductor-related fields. More about the award can be found at the SRC Website.

David was awarded Stanford's Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship.

The award honors Gerald J. Lieberman, who served Stanford as provost or acting provost during the tenures of three Stanford presidents. Lieberman was vice provost and dean of graduate studies and research from 1977-1985. In 1985 he was presented the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to Stanford. He was cited, among other accomplishments, for his "tireless efforts on behalf of Stanford's graduate students." He joined the Stanford faculty in 1953 in statistics and industrial engineering. At the time of his death in 1999, he was professor emeritus of operations research and statistics.

The Lieberman Fellowships are intended to support outstanding graduate students who embody these ideals and values, and who will become the next generation of academic leaders. Students who are honored as Lieberman Fellows have already demonstrated outstanding accomplishments, as well as the potential for leadership roles within the academic community and promising careers in university teaching and research. More about the award can be found at the VPGE Website.