Grad Student Awarded Intel Fellowship


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hai Chiang, a doctoral candidate in the Oregon State University School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded a two-year Intel fellowship from the Intel Foundation for the 2006-07 academic year.

Chiang was selected from more than 200 applicants nationwide and will use the award to continue his research in transparent and printed electronics.

A native of Portland, Chiang earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from OSU and now works with John Wager, a professor of electrical engineering, who leads the OSU team that developed the world’s first transparent transistor and transparent integrated circuit.

“This fellowship is a great honor for Hai and for the College of Engineering here at Oregon State,” Wager said. “As we continue to grow our engineering program, we’re attracting more and more star students, like Hai, who are helping innovate new technologies.”

The fellowship, which is renewable for up to two more years, includes a cash award, access to an Intel technologist who serves as a mentor to help guide the research, a laptop computer, an invitation to the Fellowship Forum at Intel, and the opportunity to participate in an internship at Intel.

Intel’s fellowship program is part of a comprehensive higher education program that focuses on advancing innovation in key areas of technology, as well as developing a pipeline of world-class technical talent for the company’s future workforce and the global knowledge-based economy.