15 students named 2013 Siebel Scholars

Oct. 4, 2012, 12:13 a.m.

What do a “Jeopardy!” bidding strategy expert, the creator of an online Sanskrit guide and a member of the team that created the first comprehensive model of a single living cell have in common? All three are Stanford students and recipients of the prestigious 2013 Siebel Scholarship.

The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 to recognize the best and brightest final-year graduate students from schools in business, computer science and bioengineering nationwide.

The scholarship program is a branch of The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation established in 1996 as a non-profit, strategic philanthropy organization.

Overall this year, 85 scholars were selected from 17 institutions.

Fifteen Stanford graduate students in their final year of study were awarded the prestigious scholarship, with five students each from the Graduate School of Business, the graduate program in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and the graduate program in Bioengineering in the Schools of Engineering and Medicine. The same numbers of students from each department were selected as 2010, 2011 and 2012 Seibel Scholars.

Faculty from the various departments selected the recipients, using exceptional academic and leadership achievements as their key criteria.

The recipients from the Graduate School of Business are: Greg Bybee, Krystal Cowan, Stewart Lynn, Blake Nesbitt and Peter Shalek. The recipients from the graduate program in Computer Science are Jacqueline Chen, Deniz Kahramaner, Sofia Kyriazopoulou-Panagiotopoulou, Wendy Mu and Arun Prasad. The recipients from the graduate program in bioengineering are Widya Mulyasasmita, Jayodita Sanghvi, Tony Schindler, Pakpoom Subsoontorn and Grace Tang.

Scholars receive a $35,000 grant towards their final year of study and are integrated into a network of over 800 highly accomplished business and scientific leaders.

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