Students at OHSU's OGI School of Science and Engineering Receive Prestigious Scholarships

10/31/03    Portland, Ore.

Four students at Oregon Health & Science University's OGI School of Science & Engineering, based in Hillsboro, Ore., recently received scholarships. Those receiving awards include:

John Burns, B.S., a master's student in environmental and biomolecular systems, received a $4,000 Charles Patrick Memorial Scholarship. The Charles Patrick Memorial Scholarship fund was established in memory of Charles Patrick, founder of Patrick Lumber Company, and is intended for Oregon students pursuing science and engineering degrees. A native of Canby, Ore., Burns hopes to study local rivers, streams and estuaries. Burns received his bachelor's in computer engineering from Oregon State University. He lives in Portland.

Xian Ge, B.S., a master's student in computer science and engineering, received an $833 Mentor Graphics Foundation scholarship. The Mentor Graphics Foundation scholarship was created to help OHSU's OGI School of Science & Engineering recruit talented students. Ge hopes to study databases. She received her bachelor's in accounting from Beijing Institute of Technology. Ge lives in Beaverton, Ore.

Sven Berger, B.S., received a $7,000 Paul Clayton Memorial Scholarship. The Paul Clayton Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of longtime OGI professor, vice president and interim president Paul Clayton who died in December 2001. Berger, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering, is studying new ways of designing mobile wireless devices that can communicate with one another. Berger received his bachelor's in computer science from the Evergreen State College. He currently lives in Beaverton, Ore.

Andrew Ownings, B.S., received a $7,000 Paul Clayton Memorial Scholarship and an $833 Winningstad Scholarship. The Paul Clayton Memorial Scholarship is in honor of longtime OGI professor, vice president and interim president Paul Clayton who died in December 2001. The Winningstad Scholarship is named for Norm and Dolores Winningstad; Norm Winningstad was a former Tektronix engineer who later founded Floating Point Systems. Ownings, a master's student in biomedical engineering, is studying the intersection of biology and engineering. He received his bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Portland and most recently worked at OHSU's Neurological Sciences Institute as a research assistant in the Human Balance Disorders Lab. Ownings lives in Beaverton, Ore.

The OGI School of Science & Engineering (formerly the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology) became one of four specialty schools of Oregon Health & Science University in 2001. The school has more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty, and more than 300 full-time master's and doctoral students who take accredited courses in five academic departments. There are more than 300 part-time master's and doctoral students who take not-for-credit courses, and an additional 1,000 working professionals who take classes through the school's Center for Professional Development.

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