The Eugene Wong'55 Fund for Engineering and Policy

The Eugene Wong '55 Fund for Engineering and Policy was established to support engineering students pursuing projects that combine engineering and policy. Each year, the Keller Center is pleased to announce the availability of these funds and all students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are eligible to apply, either as individuals, or in groups. Students require the support and supervision of a faculty adviser. Funding per project normally does not exceed $1,000, but requests above that amount may be considered when accompanied by a special request letter from the student's adviser.


These funds are not intended to support junior independent projects or senior thesis research; funds for such activities are made available through the office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.


Wong earned both his BSE and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. His career has taken him from Berkeley, California where he profoundly influenced the field of computing, to Washington, D.C., where he helped craft policies that smoothed the growth of the Internet. He established the Eugene Wong Fund for Engineering and Policy to encourage others with technical expertise to engage in public service.  

CURRENT PROJECTS (2013-14)

Project: Big Data Applications: Twitter Sentiment as a Measure of Financial Risk
Students: Michael Lachanski '15, Paul Schepel '14, Mark TenPas '14
Advisor: Burton Malkiel 

Project: PIIRS Research Community on Global System Risk Fellowship
Students: Tyler Rudolph '15
Advisor: Miguel Centeno

Project: Summer Fellowship in Technology and Data Governance at the Federal Trade Commission
Student: Krysta Dummit '15

Project: Summer Engineering and Technology Internship at the Federal Communications Commission
Student: Elisse Hill '15