EEE’s FIRST HARVARD ALUMNUS

Kuriakin Zeng
Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communication Engineering
Class of 2009

Kuriakin held the SP record for scoring a 4.0 GPA with distinctions in all modules taken during his three years in SP.  He went on to become the first SP student to be accepted and offered a full scholarship in the Ivy League Harvard University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in Field, Computer Science. During his years in Harvard, he was a John Havard Scholar (top 5% at Havard), was also nominated for the Jacob Wendell Scholarship for the most promising  and broad-ranging scholar, and received a David Rockefeller Grant for advanced study of the Spanish language in Latin America.  He also received the Hill Family Scholarship and became a member of the Wyss Institute Research Fellowship.

Coming from a family of modest means, from a rural town in Indonesia, Kuriakin singled out several “privileges” he received in SP that he felt contributed to his personal learning, success and achievements today. Such “privileges” included the enduring lessons he learnt during a community service project in Philippines, participation in a prestigious international robotic competition, and the resources and access extended to him by people he met through SP.

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