Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff
SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES
INAUGURAL SUMMER PROGRAM AT MOFFETT FIELD
40 Students Chosen from More than 1,200 Candidates to Kick Off Graduate Summer Program
Students Focused on Addressing “Humanity’s Grand Challenges” through Scientific and Technological Collaboration and Innovation
Leading Venture Capital Firm Joins University as Corporate Founder, Key Financial Donor
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – June 25, 2009 – Singularity University (SU) — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program (GSP). Singularity University narrowed the final 40 students from a pool of more than 1,200 candidate applications around the globe. The summer program begins on June 29, 2009, based at its campus on the NASA Ames Research Park.
SU also announced that leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, ePlanet Ventures, joins SU as the newest Corporate Founder to support the institution.