Pirouz Kavehpour appointed new Faculty Director of UC LEADS
September 13, 2012
UCLA MAE Associate Professor Pirouz Kavehpour has been appointed the new Faculty Director of the University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced DegreeS (UC LEADS) program.
UC LEADS is a two-year capstone program that offers resources and research opportunities for first generation and minority science and engineering students. At UCLA, this program supports 6-8 UCLA upper-division undergraduate students, providing stipends to support students engaged in undergraduate research in physical science and engineering disciplines. The UC LEADS program at UCLA prepares students for entry into PhD programs, preferably at the University of California. UC LEADS also gives them skills to ensure that the students assume positions of leadership following the completion of their doctoral degrees.
Prof. Kavehpour will serve as Director from 2012-2015 and follows longtime Faculty Director Dr. Richard L. Weiss of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Kavehpour has a strong history with the Undergraduate Research Center (URC)-Sciences office, having served on the Center’s advisory board in years past. Kavehpour will be on the team of faculty that work with Dr. Tama Hasson, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research.