Carnegie Mellon University

2022 Tomayko Scholarship Awarded

By Jen Potter

Rashmi K A, an MSE–Scalable Systems, and Vandit Jain, an MSE–Embedded Systems candidate, are the recipients of the 2022 James E. Tomayko Scholarship in Software Engineering. The award was established in 2006 to support students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, strong communication skills, and exceptional personal initiative. To date, a total of 21 students in the Master of Software Engineering Professional Programs have received this scholarship including these two most recent awardees.

Prospective awardees are identified by the Program Director and Program Manager after completing the second semester of study. A committee of faculty members and project mentors evaluate the pool of prospective awardees to select one or more winners.

Nick Frollini, Communications Faculty, notes that, “Rashmi is both a gifted student, who consistently earns high marks across our program, and a dedicated member of the community. It’s rare to see someone who can balance academic performance and community involvement, but Rashmi does it with aplomb.”

Assistant Teaching Professor Scott Pavetti said, “Vandit has exceeded my expectations for graduate students in the program. He is a committed student that has excelled academically, and consistently acts in service to his fellow students.”

It is our sincere pleasure to congratulate and thank both Rashmi and Vandit for their efforts and dedication to the MSE Professional Programs!

Vandit Jain | MSE–Embedded Systems 2022

Vandit earned his undergraduate degree in electronics and communications engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Prior to entering the MSE program, he worked as a Software Engineer at Thinkerbell Labs in India. 

Vandit distinguished himself by serving in the MSELi (MSE Leadership Initiative) organization.

Read more about Vandit.

Rashmi K A | MSE–Scalable Systems 2022

Rashmi completed her undergraduate degree in computer science at PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research. After graduating, she worked as a Software Engineer at Intuit in Bangalore.

Rashmi distinguished herself by serving as the Vice President of the MSELi organization and for being instrumental in helping to ease the transition back to an on-campus experience.

Read more about Rashmi.