A new scholarship for outstanding Greek-American students pursuing science technology engineering or math STEM-Archimedes-Award
A new scholarship announced— the Archimedes Award — for outstanding Greek American students pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related fields.
This is the very first scholarship to be offered through the Next Generation Initiative — and it represents a significant new addition to the Initiative’s programs that already reach thousands of students and professors on 200 campuses across the United States. We are proud that the founder of the Archimedes Award, Dr. Andrew Economos, has chosen to make the Next Generation Initiative the home for the Archimedes Award — and thrilled to be able to offer this new means of advancing the careers of young people, and to be able to do so in areas of such vital interest to our nation.
ABOUT THE ARCHIMEDES AWARD
Dr. Andrew Economos, the retired founder of RCS, a New York-based software company, is not only an accomplished high-tech entrepreneur, he is also a strong supporter of education who continues to give back to his local community and to his field — and now, is stepping forward to help young Greek Americans who share his passion for science and learning. To encourage Greek American students to excel in these fields, the Archimedes Award scholarship will be offered, beginning in 2015, to graduating high school seniors of Hellenic heritage who are on track to be first-year university students, and who will be pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or math at a recognized institution of higher learning in the United States.
The Award guidelines call for candidates to apply online and complete their applications by March 1, 2015, in order to be considered for a 2015-16 scholarship. Finalists will be selected by an independent committee of university professors and experts with records of experience in STEM education, including Dr. Kyriacos Athanasiou, the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Davis; Dr. George Korfiatis, the Provost of the Stevens Institute of Technology; Dr. Evangelos Hadjimichael, the founding Dean of the School of Engineering, Fairfield University; and Dr. Petros J. Katsioloudis and Dr.
Aikaterini Bagiati, STEM curriculum specialists respectively from Old Dominion University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.