Summary: CAMPAIGN UW: 2000-2008
Biking for fun, food, and fellowship
inspires a Students First endowment
What's not to like about young alumni who work hard,pedal
hard, and can point you to the best bakeries in the region?
And, they contributed to the Campaign UW pie by estab-
lishing a fellowship to support "a starving grad student." It is
surely the most creatively named endowment in UW history:
The Pastry-PoweredT(o)uring Machines Endowed Graduate
Fellowship in Computer Science & Engineering.
Meet CSE alumni Lauren Bricker (MS '93, PhD '98), Ruben
Ortega (MS '94),and Paul Franklin (MS '98).They were among
a dozen grad students and alumni who formed a team to
ride in the 1995 Seattle to Portland (STP) bike race,with the
team name inspired by CSE's Steam-poweredTuring Machine
mural, painted 30 years ago by a group of graduate students
and recreated in the Allen Center.
Many team members continued riding together even as they
pedaled off campus and into careers and family life. Bricker