Karan Vombatkere, a student of our founding IBDP class, graduated from the University of Rochester, NY on 21 May 2017 with majors in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Physics He made the Dean’s List in all eight semesters and has been awarded the $500 Donald M Barnard Prize for 2017 for topping (with perfect scores) in electrical and computer engineering.
He earned the Genesee Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship and the Rochester International Grant in 2013, which has awarded him over $220,000 over the last 4 years. In addition, he was awarded the $3,000 Continuing Student Scholarship in both 2015 & 2016 and the $2000 National Tau Beta Pi Scholarship in 2016. He has also worked in the library and been a Teaching Assistant for 11 courses in the ECE, Physics and Math departments right from his sophomore year, and has effectively managed to pay his way through college.
He has been elected to two prestigious national honor societies – the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society in 2016 and the Phi Beta Kappa National Liberal Arts & Sciences Honor Society in 2017 (the oldest and most prestigious Honor society).
Karan has excelled in sports as well and has been on the University Men’s Rowing Team, the University Club Men’s Tennis Team and the University Club Men’s Soccer Team.
Karan has been offered admission for Graduate Studies at the University of Pennsylvania , and also at the University of Rochester with a 60% Tuition Scholarship.
We are extremely proud of you, Karan. Well done!