Scholarship

 

2014 Announcement

 

 

 

The Twentieth Bor-Uei Chen Memorial Scholarship Award

 

Frank Chang, PSC President

 

Norman Kwong; Chairman of Sholarship Committee

 

 

 

On behalf of the Bor-Uei Chen Memorial Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce that the Twentieth scholarship award will be presented in the PSC Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California during OFC’2015. The Committee is now accepting nominations of qualified candidates from any sponsoring PSC members. You can copy the nomination form on the last page for your own use and attach any supporting documents to demonstrate candidate's achievements in academics and research. Nomination form is also available on PSC web sites: (www.psc-a.org) (www.psc-sc.org) (www.eoa-psc.org) or send your request directly to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The nomination deadline is November 15, 2014. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. For convenience, electronic submission is preferable. Here are some highlights about this memorial scholarship:

 

 

 

1. The purpose of this scholarship is 1) to honor Dr. Bor-Uei Chen for his contributions in photonics and his services to the photonics community; 2) to recognize outstanding graduate students in the field of optical communications and photonic devices.

 

 

 

2.  A scholarship committee, appointed by the PSC Board of Directors, is responsible for making announcements, conducting fund raising, and overseeing the selection process.

 

 

 

3. Each year, the Committee will issue a call for nomination in the winter (or summer). The committee will determine and oversee the review process of applications and make recommendations to the PSC Board of Directors for final approval. The winner or winners will be announced on the websites and notified individually one or two months before the Annual Meeting.

 

 

 

4. The selection of scholarship winners will be based on the merit of candidate's research work, which must be documented by technical publications or conference presentations and supported by strong recommendations from the candidate's sponsor and advisor.

 

 

 

5.  The scholarship award consists of an award certificate and a check of $1,000.  The amount of scholarship and the number of winners may vary, and the Committee reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary.  The winners in past years include:

 

 

 

1995: Lih-Yuan Lin (UCLA), Jerry Chen (MIT), Yan Sun (Stanford)

 

1996:Li-Ping Chen (UCLA),Yongan Wu (Stanford),  Wei-Chiao Fang (UIUC)

 

1997:Wenhua Lin (UMBC)

 

1998:Xiaonong Shen (UCSB),Jianhua Zhao (UCSB)

 

1999:Ming Li (Rensselaer),Alan Yuan-Chun Hsu (UIUC)

 

2000: (No Recipients Selected)

 

2001:Xiaomin Jin (UIUC), Sheng-Kwang Hwang (UCLA)

 

2002: Shuo Tang (UCLA)

 

2003: How-Foo Chen (UCLA), Chih-Hao Chang (UC Berkeley)

 

2004: Fan-Yi Lin (UCLA), Shun-Der Wu (Georgia Tech)

 

2005: Hsu-Feng Chou (UCSB), Chao-Yuan Chen (NCTU, Taiwan)

 

2006: Dongliang Yin (UCSC),Chia-Lung Hsieh (NTU, Taiwan)

 

2007: Sze-Chun Chan (UCLA), Michael Chung-Yi Huang (UC Berkeley),

          Yi Zhang (UC Santa Cruz)

 

2008: Bo Zhang (USC), Zhensheng Jia (Georgia Tech),

          Xiaoxue Zhao (UC Berkeley)

 

2009: (No Recipients Selected)

 

2010: Xiankai Sun (Caltech), Yu-Ting Hsueh (Georgia Tech),

          Li-Min Chen (UCLA), Songnan Wu (Arizona State)

 

2011: Ludan Huang (UW Seattle), Chien-Yao Lu (UIUC)

       

   

2012: (No Recipients Selected)

 

2013: Huang Hao* (USC), Cheng Liu (Georgia Tech)

                     *: Huang Hao just won the IEEE 2014 student award from IEEE Photonics Society after winning PSC 2013 student award!  

                                    http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/oct14/Careers-Fellowship.pdf

 

In 2014, the Committee plans to select two or three award winners.

  

6. The scholarship will be awarded annually and presented at the PSC Annual Meeting.  The winners will be invited to give a short presentation about his/her research.  They should make every effort to attend the Annual Meeting.

 

 

 

7. All applications (nomination form, resume, recommendation letters, and other supporting materials) should be submitted to the Chair of Scholarship Committee at the following e-mail address before the deadline. Electronic submission is preferable. Please contact the following individuals for inquiries.  

 

  

          Dr. Frank Chang, PSC President                                     

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          (805) 719-2382 (Mobile)                                      

 

          Norman Kwong, Chairman of Scholarship Committee

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         (818) 415-6160 (Mobile)

 

 

2014 Year Committee Members:

 

Dr. Norman Kwong, Chairman of the Committee

 

Dr. Yijie Huo, PSC-NC President                        

 

Dr. Aihua Guo, PSC-A President

 

Dr. Yan Yin, PSC-CFO

 

Dr. Frank Chang, PSC-SC and PSC President

 

Advisors: Dr. Gordon Li; Dr. Shan Zhong         

 

 

 

8. Key dates:        June 27, 2014                Announcement e-mailed & posted on websites

 

                             November 15, 2014      Deadline for receiving nomination materials

 

                             December 15, 2014          Reviewed by the PSC Scholarship Committee

 

                             December 31, 2014          Announcement and notification of winners

 

                             March 22-26, 2015       Scholarship awarded during the PSC Annual Meeting

 

                                                                   During OFC’15 (Los Angeles, California)


The Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans

 

 

 

                                  Dr. Bor-Uei Chen Memorial Scholarship Award

 

                                                            Nomination Form

 

                               (Attaching a brief resume to this form is recommended)

 

 

 

Full name of nominee ________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Date of birth _____________________        Place of birth ___________________________

 

 

 

Address ___________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Tel ___________________    Fax ___________________   e-mail _____________________

 

 

 

School attending _____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Department _________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Major research areas __________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Degree program ___________________       Year expected to receive the degree __________

 

 

 

Thesis title (if any) ___________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Thesis advisor (if applicable) ___________________________________________________

 

 

 

School of undergraduate _______________________________________________________

 

 

 

Major in undergraduate ___________________       Graduation year ____________________

 

 

 

Papers & Patents*  ____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Honors & Awards*____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

* Attach a separate sheet if necessary

 

 

 

Other comments (such as special projects, outstanding research achievements, etc.):

 

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Sponsor's name __________________________      Tel _______________________________

 

 

 

Address _____________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Sponsor's signature _____________________________      Date ________________________

 

 

 

Return this nomination form, together with supporting information, no later than November 15, 2014, to:

 

Dr. Frank Chang, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .