UBC student awarded Microsoft scholarship

Maria Piao, a UBC computer science, physics and mathematics student, has been awarded a scholarship by Microsoft Corp. for the 2012-2013 school year.

“I am passionate about technology and the convenience it brings people,” says Piao. “In the near future, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in computer science, ideally studying something algorithm-related.”

Microsoft scholarships are awarded based on criteria including merit, diversity, commitment to leadership and a nominee’s interest in a career in technology.

For more information, visit http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx