MIT Current Poduska Family Foundation Scholarship Recients

The Poduska Family Foundation is pleased to announce the recipents of the 2010-2011 Poduska Family Foundation MIT Scholarship Fund.

Sam Sinaei was born in Tehran, Iran.  He is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is currently working on a theoretical model for early evolution using algorithmic and game-theoretic methods.  Sam is looking forward to graduate school and hopes to contribute to the growing field of Computational Biology.  In addition to his studies at MIT, Sam travelled to Africa to teach 30 talented Kenyan college students how to program and how to create small technology-based start-ups.  By the end of the class, they had 10 different start-ups ready to launch! 

Good luck Sam,  we will continue to look for great things from you!

Naomi Hinchen  was born in Brooklyn NY and is pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Theater Arts; making video games is one of the few areas that allows her to combine both. When not programming she enjoys writing thirty-day novels, cooking, acting, playing the harmonica, and making elaborate period costumes. Naomi plans to pursue a Masters in Engineering with her thesis focused on narritive in video games.

Good luck Naomi, we will be following your progess on this exciting project!