Electrical Engineering Students Receive 100-for-100 Scholarships

From left, Yuheng Wu, Yuqi Wei and Imam Al Razi
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From left, Yuheng Wu, Yuqi Wei and Imam Al Razi

Three electrical engineering graduate students have received the first spring scholarships from a 100-for-100 Scholarship Fund established in 2018. Yuheng Wu received a scholarship honoring the memory of research professor Mike Glover, and Yuqi Wei received a scholarship honoring the memory of Hung Phi Hoang. Imam Al Razi also received a scholarship.

The 100-for-100 Scholarship Fund was launched by Alan Mantooth, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and the Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair in Engineering, and is funded by past students.

The name "100-for-100" was chosen to acknowledge, and continue to engage, the now more than 100 alumni graduate students from the Mixed-Signal Computer-Aided Design Laboratory, each annually contributing a minimum of $100 toward the support of current students. The funds support graduate and undergraduate students of the MSCAD Lab in power electronic packaging, power electronic circuit design, computer-aided design, device modeling and integrated circuit design.

This round of scholarships represents a first for the program. Previously, the scholarships honoring Mantooth's former students Glover and Hoang had only been awarded in the fall semester. They have now been sufficiently funded to be awarded in the spring as well, meeting the goal for the program.

Glover, an integrated circuits design student, earned his doctorate in 2013, a Master of Science in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science in 1993 — all from the University of Arkansas. He was a researcher in electrical engineering and a longtime staff member at the High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC) in electronic manufacturing and power electronic packaging. He was an invaluable mentor to many undergraduate and graduate students who benefited significantly from his dedication to his alma mater. Glover was an outstanding team member and had an infectious jovial personality, Mantooth said.

Hoang, an integrated circuits design student from Vietnam, earned his doctorate posthumously in 2008 from the University of Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, University of Technology. Hoang worked on extreme environment technology for NASA and was recognized for his contributions by his colleagues and peers. He was pleasant, humble and an excellent team member, Mantooth said.

"We continue to honor these individuals by commemorating them with named scholarships," Mantooth said.  "They embodied all the good things that we try to instill in the young people that come through our program.  Superb technical expertise and communication skills, the qualities of teamwork, hard work, resourcefulness and dependability are what differentiate them from others."

The selection committee consisted of professors Jia Di, Shannon Davis, Yue Zhao and Fang Luo.

For more information on the 100-for-100 scholarship fund, contact Jamie Stafford, stafford@uark.edu.

Contacts

Karin Alvarado, marketing and communication specialist
Electrical Engineering
479-575-4958, karina@uark.edu

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu

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