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McCormick Undergraduate Named KPCB Fellow

Kevin Chen will complete a summer internship at Indiegogo

The Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers (KPCB) Fellows Program searches for the best engineering students in the country. And it found one at McCormick. 

Kevin ChenKevin Chen, a senior in electrical engineering and computer science, received a fellowship from this premier technology program. He will spend his summer in Silicon Valley working for the international crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

Chen was selected from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants from more than 200 universities. The KPCB Fellows Program pairs top engineering students from across the country with leading startups in Silicon Valley. Their work experience is additionally supplemented with events and programs led by CEOs and executives from companies such as Twitter, Amazon, and Google.

“I can’t wait until summer,” Chen said. “I’m ecstatic about having this opportunity to immerse myself in the heart of the tech world and tackle the many fresh and unfamiliar challenges I’m sure I’ll find there.”

Advised by Professor Haoqi Zhang, Chen is a member of the Delta Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio at Northwestern. He is interested in sociotechnical connections, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, and algorithms. His research explores new prototyping interactions made available by Google Glass.