RE: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program Winners

 
Because it hates you.

Take care,
Sina
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From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of qubit
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:05 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship 
Program Winners

LOLOL
Ok, Sina, you can start with my windows7 box. Why isn't it booting?
--le

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sina Bahram" <sbahram@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 5:53 PM
Subject: RE: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship 
Program Winners


Haha, sorry I totally slipped into academic gibberish there, didn't I?

Ok, essentially, I work with computers to try to make them understand what 
users want, then facilitate that want/need/desired action
without making the users jump through hoops to do it.

Another tag line could be.

Sina Bahram, I try to make computers suck less!

Take care,
Sina



-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Kennedy
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:50 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship 
Program Winners

Right!  I know  exactly what you mean.  In other words you work with computers?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sina Bahram" <sbahram@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:48 PM
Subject: RE: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship 
Program Winners


> I'm a PhD Student here at North Carolina State University. My interest 
> is currently generally in human computer interaction with a specific 
> focus in dynamic and real-time semantic extraction of multitouch 
> interfaces with the intent of programmatically translating said 
> interfaces into a functionally isomorphic interface tailored to 
> specific user needs. Well, that's the high-level overview anyways.
>
>
> Take care,
> Sina
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John J.
> Boyer
> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 6:43 PM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 
> Scholarship Program Winners
>
> Sina,
>
> Don't you have to be in school to qualify for these scholarships? What 
> university are you attending, and what is your major? I've thought of 
> applying to help with my work on liblouis and liblouisxml, but I don't 
> want to go back to school. Maybe I could go to an online university.
>
> Thanks,
> John
>
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 05:51:37PM -0400, Sina Bahram wrote:
>> Thank you. I'd love to know if anyone else will be there so that we 
>> may meet up.
>>
>> Take care,
>> Sina
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of qubit
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 5:49 PM
>> To: bprogramming
>> Subject: Fwd: National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 
>> Scholarship Program Winners
>>
>> Got this on another list -- note some familiar names -- 
>> congratulations Sina and anyone else who happens to be subscribed! I 
>> hope you win the big one!
>> --le
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "David Andrews" <dandrews@xxxxxxxx>
>> To: <david.andrews@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 3:47 PM
>> Subject: [nfb-talk] Fwd: National Federation of the Blind Announces 
>> 2010 Scholarship Program Winners
>>
>>
>>
>> >
>> >FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >CONTACT:
>> >
>> >Chris Danielsen
>> >
>> >Director of Public Relations
>> >
>> >National Federation of the Blind
>> >
>> >(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
>> >
>> >(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
>> >
>> ><mailto:cdanielsen@xxxxxxx>cdanielsen@xxxxxxx
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >National Federation of the Blind Announces 2010 Scholarship Program 
>> >Winners
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >Baltimore, Maryland (May 12, 2010): The National Federation of the 
>> >Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind 
>> >people, today announced the winners of its 2010 Scholarship Program, 
>> >which awards thirty scholarships each year to recognize achievement 
>> >by blind scholars.  The winners are listed below in alphabetical 
>> >order with their home states and vocational goals:
>> >
>> >
>> >    * Beth Allred, CO: professional vocalist and music teacher
>> >    * <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = 
>> > "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"
>> > />Sheri Anderson, TN: emergency management professional
>> >    * Sina Bahram, NC: computer-science technologist and entrepreneur
>> >    * Alicia Betancourt, FL: social worker for disabled persons
>> >    * Zachary Brubaker, PA: high school teacher of math and physics
>> >    * Chelsea Cook, VA: astronaut or astrophysicist or physicist
>> >    * Mary Fernandez, NJ: clinical psychologist
>> >    * C. J. Fish, VA: mental health counselor
>> >    * Rashi Goel, GA: environmental engineer
>> >    * Deepa Goraya, CA: attorney-disability rights and civil rights 
>> > legislation specialist
>> >    * Antonio Guimaraes, RI: social studies teacher, grades 5-12
>> >    * Mary Hernandez, NE: classroom or itinerant teacher of blind 
>> > students
>> >    * Chris Jeckel, IL: attorney
>> >    * Andrea Jenkins, GA: Spanish translator and interpreter
>> >    * Kayleigh Joiner, TX: elementary school teacher
>> >    * Melissa Lomax, NJ: high school English teacher
>> >    * Kirt Manwaring, UT: attorney
>> >    * Kristin Mathe, PA: professor of rhetoric (communication)
>> >    * Esha Mehta, CO: elementary school teacher
>> >    * Tabea Meyer, IN: social worker for children in school or 
>> > foster care
>> >    * Josie Nielson, ID: violin soloist-performer and recording artist
>> >    * Shaun Reimers, UT: attorney and community activist
>> >    * Ashley Ritter, IN: teacher of blind children
>> >    * Cali Sandel, SC: federal program administrator, Washington, D.C.
>> >    * Jessica Scannell, NJ: teacher of blind children, birth through 
>> > junior high
>> >    * Quintina Singleton, NJ: teacher, special education classroom
>> >    * Yadiel Sotomayor, PR: English/Spanish translator or English 
>> > teacher
>> >    * Tara Prakash Tripathi, FL: teacher of access technology and 
>> > active advocate
>> >    * Kayla Weathers, GA: special education teacher for blind and 
>> > visually impaired students
>> >    * Michelle Wesley, IL: veterinarian
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >"These students represent academic excellence, and many of them are 
>> >doubtless future leaders of this nation's blind," said Dr. Marc 
>> >Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind.  "They 
>> >are forging a path in disciplines as varied as astrophysics, 
>> >computer science, social work, law, and psychology.  They are proof 
>> >of our conviction that we, the blind of this nation, can compete on 
>> >terms of equality with our sighted peers, and we are very proud of 
>> >their accomplishments."
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >In July each winner will attend the NFB's seventieth annual national 
>> >convention in Dallas, Texas, where the committee will spend several 
>> >days getting to know each student and then decide which scholarship 
>> >(ranging in value from $3,000 to $12,000) to award each of them.
>> >The scholarship winners will then be announced at the banquet of the 
>> >NFB convention on Thursday, July 8.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >For more information on the National Federation of the Blind 
>> >Scholarship Program, visit 
>> ><http://www.nfb.org/scholarships>www.nfb.org/scholarships.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >###
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >About the National Federation of the Blind
>> >
>> >With more than 50,000 members, the National Federation of the Blind 
>> >is the largest and most influential membership organization of blind 
>> >people in the United States.  The NFB improves blind people's lives 
>> >through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs 
>> >encouraging independence and self-confidence.  It is the leading 
>> >force in the blindness field today and the voice of the nation's 
>> >blind.  In January 2004 the NFB opened the National Federation of 
>> >the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center 
>> >in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
>> >
>>
>>          David Andrews and long white cane Harry, dandrews@xxxxxxxx 
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