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Berkeley Bioengineers Selected as Siebel Scholars

University of California, Berkeley Bioengineering

September 16th 2009

The Siebel Foundation yesterday announced five UC Berkeley Bioengineering graduate students who have been named Siebel Scholars. This is the first year the Foundation has expanded the Scholars program to recognize and engage outstanding graduate students in the field of bioengineering. Siebel has selected five top institutions in the field of Bioengineering - including UC Berkeley - to each designate five top-ranked graduate students as Siebel Scholars. Each of the Class of 2010 Siebel Scholars will receive a $35,000 award for his or her final year of graduate studies.

The 2010 UC Berkeley Siebel Scholars in Bioengineering are: Jeffrey Allen Dietrich, Rokhaya Diop, Maral Gharib, Gary Chiaray Lee, Somin Eunice Lee.

These accomplished bioengineering graduate students will join a growing community of 540 past and present Scholars that includes their peers from top business and computer science programs.

The top schools selected to participate in Bioengineering are:   

  • Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering and School of Medicine
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering
  • Stanford University, School of Engineering and School of Medicine
  • University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering
  • University of California, San Diego, Institute of Engineering in Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering


About the Siebel Scholars Foundation
The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering and to form an active, lifelong community among an ever-growing group of leaders.  Today, more than 540 of the world’s brightest minds are Siebel Scholars.  This exceptional group has the unique opportunity to directly influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future.  Siebel Scholars serve as key advisors to the Siebel Foundation, guiding the development of innovative programs the Foundation initiates.  For more information please visit

The Siebel Scholars Foundation is funded by the Siebel Foundation.  Established as a private foundation in 1996, the Siebel Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation. Its mission is to support projects and organizations that work to improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. For more information please visit

Congratulations to our new Siebel Scholars!


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