Boeing Awards 30 Scholarships to Vietnamese Software Engineering Students
QĐND - Saturday, September 19, 2009, 21:12 (GMT+7)
PANO - Boeing [NYSE: BA] awarded 30 scholarships in Da Nang, Vietnam, on September 17th, 2009 to students enrolled in the Software Engineering and Information Systems programs of the Software Engineering Group of Vietnam (SEGVietnam).
These scholarships are a renewal of 30 US$1,000 scholarships awarded in December 2008 to economically disadvantaged students who demonstrate outstanding technical and leadership skills. The scholarships will help defray the students’ tuition costs and fees at SEGVietnam universities and institutions nationwide.
Ralph “Skip” Boyce, president of Boeing Southeast Asia, awarded the scholarships today at Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “From awarding these scholarships to supporting faculty training and collaboration to building elementary schools in Vietnam, Boeing looks forward to continuing a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with the educational community of Vietnam.”
"We would like to say thank you to Boeing for its involvement in the collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and SEGVietnam,” said Mr. Le Cong Co, president of SEGVietnam. “Boeing has helped bring about this collaboration last year, and this year, Boeing continues to show its full support to us by offering scholarships to students of Duy Tan University, Van Lang University, and DTT Corp. These scholarships will be of great help to many of our brilliant but financially disadvantaged students."
In addition to the scholarships, Boeing and SEGVietnam also collaborated on a "Train-the-Trainers" program involving an exchange of curriculum, students and faculty between Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. and SEGVietnam’s universities and institutions. The goal of this program is to train a minimum of 100 Vietnamese faculty members who will, in turn, train around 10,000 software engineers and information systems personnel by 2012 at SEGVietnam schools in Vietnam.
Reported by Thu Nguyen - Photo: listphile