CE undergraduate Max Seiden has been selected as a 2012 KPCB Engineering Fellow by venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. The new KPCB Engineering Fellows program offers outstanding college students from across the United States an opportunity to gain significant experience working on unique and challenging technical problems, and to develop new relationships that are meaningful to their careers.
Under the program, Max will be employed by KPCB portfolio company One Kings Lane, where he will develop his technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive within the company. Max and other fellows will also be invited to attend private events held by KPCB and events hosted by portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering students, network with technology luminaries and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.
Max is a double major in Jazz Studies at the School of Music, Theater, and Dance and in Computer Engineering at the EECS Department. His focus during his undergraduate studies has been in three areas: The first is finding courses and experiences that require and foster creativity in project design and execution. The second is gaining a strong, deep understanding of computer science so that he can tackle the technical challenges presented in his course work and professional career. The last, and more recent, has been tapping into entrepreneurial resources on campus and in the area.