The Nicholas Endowment Presents CECS a $100,000 Gift

January 13 , 2004

The Center for Embedded Computer Systems at the University of California, Irvine recently received a $100,000 gift from The Nicholas Endowment. Craig S. Gunther, Chairmen of Board of Trustees, The Nicholas Foundation, presented the gift to Daniel D. Gajski, The Henry Samueli “Turing” Endowed Chair and Director, Center for Embedded Computer Systems. The gift will support two UCI graduate students performing interdisciplinary research in embedded systems for the 2005-2006 academic year. The selected students will be designated Henry T. Nicholas, III Research Fellows. The fellowships will provide a stipend plus the payment of tuition and fees for one academic year. The candidates will be selected by an independent committee composed of CECS faculty and representatives from The Nicholas Endowment.

Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI stated: “This gift by Dr. and Mrs. Henry T. Nicholas, III will strengthen our efforts to create a cluster of outstanding graduate students in Embedded Systems Design. This is a pervasive and expanding field in all sectors of technology and therefore it impacts our economy to a significant degree.”