Lucent Technologies recognizes two Singaporean students with science scholarships
FOR RELEASE THURSDAY JULY 12, 2001
SINGAPORE - Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced two Singaporean winners for its Global Science Scholars Program at an awards ceremony held in its Asia Pacific Training and Education and Technical Support Centre. This is the first time that the Global Science Scholars Program has been awarded in Singapore. The award is targeted at tertiary students pursuing careers in communications and information technology.
The scholarships were awarded to Bernardine Kwan Wen Hui from the National University of Singapore and Alvin Teo Shih Howe from the Nanyang Technological University.
"We are pleased to launch the Lucent's Global Science Scholar Program in Singapore for the first time. Our aim is to ensure that young and talented Singaporeans who are interested in info-communications technologies are given an opportunity to grow and learn alongside renowned research and development institutions like Lucent's Bell Labs," said Raymond Tan, president, Lucent Technologies Singapore. "This will also help to further develop the talents of young people who will contribute to Singapore's growing importance as an info-comms hub for the region."
Today each student received a cheque for US$5,000. They will also visit Bells Labs' New Jersey headquarters for a Global Summit from 23-27 July 2001. At the Summit, both students will interact with 108 fellow program winners from 21 other countries.
An independent panel of experts was involved in the selection of the winners of the Global Science Scholars program in Singapore. The selection was based on each student's overall academic ability, including their extra curricular achievements and performances from their secondary schools, colleges and university.
Both Bernardine Kwan and Alvin Teo have indicated their excitement and honor in being elected as the first two winners of this program in Singapore.
"I am very pleased and honored to be selected as a Global Science Scholar as this is a chance of a lifetime for me, " said Alvin Teo. "I am thrilled to be able to participate in the Global Summit and meet with the scientists and Nobel winners from Bell Labs. Moreover, I am looking forward to meeting with and exchanging ideas with scholars from all over the world."
"It is an honor for me to be selected as well," said Bernardine Kwan. "This is a great opportunity for me to enhance my understanding of communications technologies as well as explore concepts and development of technologies with eminent scientists from Bell Labs and scholars from all over the world. It will also contribute much to my dream of being in the research and development field after my graduation."
In Singapore, the Global Science Scholars Program was administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), a non-profit organization based in New York.
Launched in 1998, Lucent's Global Science Scholars program is one of the world's largest annual talent competitions reaching 21 countries and regions.
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