NSF Graduate Research Fellow Profiles

Posted on August 17, 2007  Comments (1)

Over at my regular job I was finally able to get us to put into place something that I have wanted to for several years: profiles of past NSF Graduate Research Fellows [link broken, so link removed]. We started with probably the most famous and certainly the richest: Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin.

“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.”

Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google, graduated from University of Maryland with high honors in mathematics and computer science in 1993 and, as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, went on to Stanford to further study Computer Science. Early in his graduate studies, he showed interest in the Internet, specifically data-mining and pattern extraction…

In his short executive biography, Brin [link broken, so link removed] lists the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that supported him while at Stanford among his top achievements. Like NSF, Brin understands the importance of research in innovation, and sponsors it in part through Google’s “20% time” program – all engineers at Google are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time on projects that interest them.

Read the full NSF Fellow profile of Sergey Brin [link broken, so link removed].

Related: Directory and Advice on Science and Engineering Scholarships and FellowshipsHow to Win a Graduate Fellowship

One Response to “NSF Graduate Research Fellow Profiles”

  1. Julia
    August 18th, 2007 @ 5:48 am

    I feel google has one of the best work culture. They really treat their employees like kings. I was just seeing the photographs of the google office which were flowing on the mails and believe me they were great !!!!

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